Virtual Tastings

Experience a sense of community, learn more about your favorite beverage, or just get away from it all! Silver Thread’s virtual tastings are interactive, fun and educational: like a happy hour and wine class combined. They explore wine evaluation, proper wine service, food pairing, winemaking, viticulture, and history. Tastings are suitable for beginners as well as experienced wine tasters.

Zoom with Shannon and Paul

Join one of our public virtual tastings that are broadcast on Facebook or Zoom. We generally offer them quarterly.  Check the schedule here.

Private Virtual Tasting

Corporate groups, friends and family can schedule a private wine tasting with one of our wine experts.  Learn more and reserve here.

Taste Delicious, Expressive, Cool-climate Wines

Silver Thread makes some of the most consistently outstanding wines in the Finger Lakes. Our wine is made from grapes grown at our 10-acre estate vineyard on Seneca Lake, which is farmed using bio-intensive practices. Virtual tastings feature our best-selling and most highly-rated wines.

Engaging, Knowledgable Presenters

Virtual Tastings are led by co-owners Paul and Shannon Brock, who are wine educators as well as winemakers. Paul has an M.S. in Enology and Viticulture from Cornell University, a level 3 certification from Wine & Spirit Education Trust, and is a Certified Wine Judge through American Wine Society. He has been teaching winemaking as a professor at Finger Lakes Community College for over 10 years.

Shannon holds the prestigious Level 4 Diploma in Wine & Spirits from Wine & Spirit Education Trust, is a Certified Wine Judge through American Wine Society, and has an M.Ed. from University of Virginia Curry School of Education. She has been a WSET Certified Wine Instructor for over 10 years.

Tested, Vetted, Professional Events

Our virtual tastings have been featured in the Washington Post, Conde Nast Traveler and Uptown Radio. We also receive high praise from participants:

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

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

“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.

“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.