Private Virtual Tastings

Are you looking for a team-building experience or fun activity for your work group, friends or family?   How about a virtual Birthday Party or Holiday Gathering?  Book a Private Virtual Tasting led by Silver Thread Co-owner/Wine Educator Shannon Brock via Zoom. During this 90-minute interactive experience, participants will be guided through a tasting of 2-3 wines with plenty of opportunity for question-and-answer.  The final 30 minutes is left open-ended for extended wine discussion or social time among your group.

$450 minimum wine order required, plus $50 Virtual Event Fee. Wines are customizable to your group, although we have suggested wine packs in our on-line store.  Silver Thread will ship wines to each participant prior to the event. Email or call (607) 582-6116 to discuss options and book. Read below for answers to frequently asked questions.

Phenology Club & Case Club Members: Club Members receive 50% off the Private Virtual Tasting fee. Please email us to book.

Frequently Asked Questions: Private Virtual Tastings

What is included in a virtual wine tasting? Once the event is scheduled, Silver Thread will ship a set of identical wines (750mL bottles) to each participant along with tasting notes, food pairing suggestions, and directions for how to join the virtual session.  Silver Thread will host the 90-minute interactive session using our Zoom account.  Topics discussed can be customized to your group’s interest and experience, and there will be plenty of time for Q & A.

How do I book a virtual event? First, send us an e-mail or call (607) 582-6116 to book a date.  Second, put a credit card on file at our secure site.  Third, order wine packs at our on-line store OR submit a list of participant names and addresses via e-mail for us to bill the wine packs.  Fourth, we will send out the wines and all the details for people to join the live private tasting.

How far in advance do I need to book?  At least seven business days is required after a virtual event has been booked in order to ship wine to all participants.  For addresses outside the northeastern US, additional time may be needed for shipping.

What is the cost per person?  We will do our best to work within your budget.  We recommend a three-bottle pack of wine per participant, which costs $60-$100 each (plus shipping & tax).  Other options are available, including two, four or six packs of wine, and the inclusion of artisan cheese or chocolate to pair with the wines.

What states can you ship wine to?  We can ship wine to most states.  Due to current alcoholic beverage laws, we are NOT able to ship to the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Kentucky, Mississippi, Montana North Dakota, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, and Utah.  Also, we are NOT able to ship wine internationally.

What days and times can you host virtual events?  The best days for us are Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings at 5:30pm or later.  Other days and times may be available upon request.

Is there a minimum or maximum number of participants?  The format is adaptable to small, medium and large groups.  We can host a private tasting for one household, a medium-sized group of 6-12, or a large group of 18-24.  Keep in mind that the larger the group, the more difficult it becomes for everyone to interact on Zoom.

Do you offer discounts for large groups?  We will waive the $50 virtual event fee for groups with a cumulative wine order of $500 or more.

“You guys are 100x better than everyone else doing this.” 

– Paul, New York City, Participated in a public virtual tasting on Facebook.

“Thank you, Shannon. We loved the tour and the tasting! You are a wonderful host.”

–SeaJin, New York City, Organized a social/teambuilding private virtual wine tasting for her colleagues at work.

“Thanks for last night’s wine tasting. It was delicious and so much fun! What a wonderful way to bring people together when we can’t physically be together. It was truly a great celebration!”

–Ericka, North Carolina,, Organized a private virtual wine tasting for her husband’s birthday.