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  • What Is Wine Insiders?

    Wine Insiders, with 38 years of heritage, 1,400+ wine awards, and two million customers across the country, is the nation’s leading online wine marketplace and #1 rated wine site, with over 4,000 5-star reviews on Google.

    Alzheimer's Association

    The Alzheimer's Association leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

    Point Reyes Cheese Co.

    Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company is our way of carrying on our family heritage, honoring the land we love so much, celebrating our passion for farm-fresh food, and sharing it with the people we consider our extended family.

    What Is Wine Insiders?

    Wine Insiders, with 38 years of heritage, 1,400+ wine awards, and two million customers across the country, is the nation’s leading online wine marketplace and #1 rated wine site, with over 4,000 5-star reviews on Google.

    Alzheimer's Association

    The Alzheimer's Association leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

    Point Reyes Cheese Co.

    Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company is our way of carrying on our family heritage, honoring the land we love so much, celebrating our passion for farm-fresh food, and sharing it with the people we consider our extended family.

    Our Event Panel


    Taste with the experts and ask questions at your virtual live tasting.

    Wesleigh Ogle

    Wesleigh Ogle is an Anchor for KATU News in Portland, Oregon. This is her second year as Event Chair for the Portland Walk to End Alzheimer’s. She got involved with the organization while reporting on The Longest Day. She is passionate about finding a cure after she lost her grandmother to Alzheimer’s in 2013.

    Jill Giacomini Basch

    Jill Giacomini Basch is Co-CEO/CMO at Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company, located just north of San Francisco. Known for producing some of the best-handcrafted artisan cheese in the US, the 100% Women-Owned business includes a 700 acre dairy farm, two creamery facilities and a renowned culinary and educational center.

    Jay Allen

    Country music singer Jay Allen is a dedicated Alzheimer's Association Celebrity Champion. In 2019, Jay lost his mother, Sherry, to younger-onset Alzheimer's disease. Jay remains deeply committed to raising awareness and funds to advance the fight to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia.

    Ferdinando Mucerino

    Ferdinando (Ferdy) is a Court of Master Sommeliers Certified Sommelier and was named 2019’s Best Wine Director by Wine Enthusiast. He is a wine program consultant for various restaurants.

    Fernando Beteta

    Fernando is one of only 236 Master Sommeliers in the world. His innate passion for wine has led him deeper into the worlds of service, culture, and history.

    Meet Our Wines

    These three wines have been hand-selected out of 100 bottles from the premier wineries around the globe for this virtual tasting.

    Cantina di Solopaca Maria Cristina Falanghina Vino

    Italy

    Cantina di Solopaca Maria Cristina Falanghina Vino Spumante Brut proves that Prosecco is not the only sensational sparkling wine to come out of Italy.

    2019 Domaine Saint André's Rosé

    France

    The 2019 Domaine Saint André's Rosé is a modern French Rosé sure to fill your mouth with a variety of lush fruity flavors.

    2018 Wolfson Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon

    California

    Our 2018 Wolfson Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon is a delectable red wine from the sunny hills of California. This wine offers bold and rich flavors on the palate, including the varietal’s classic black currant, black cherry, and cassis.

    Cantina di Solopaca Maria Cristina Falanghina Vino

    Italy

    Cantina di Solopaca Maria Cristina Falanghina Vino Spumante Brut proves that Prosecco is not the only sensational sparkling wine to come out of Italy.

    2019 Domaine Saint André's Rosé

    France

    The 2019 Domaine Saint André's Rosé is a modern French Rosé sure to fill your mouth with a variety of lush fruity flavors.

    2018 Wolfson Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon

    California

    Our 2018 Wolfson Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon is a delectable red wine from the sunny hills of California. This wine offers bold and rich flavors on the palate, including the varietal’s classic black currant, black cherry, and cassis.

    Order Your Wines

    Proceeds will benefit Alzheimer's Association.

    Tasting Trio

    3-Pack - $15 per bottle

    $45 + $14.95 Shipping

    Get 1 of each bottle that the sommeliers will be tasting delivered straight to your door!

    Better Deal

    6-Pack - $13 per bottle

    $78 + Free Shipping

    Get 2 of each bottle that will be tasted so you can save 1 of each for enjoyment after the tasting!

    Best Deal

    12-Pack - $12 per bottle

    $144 + Free Shipping

    Get 2 of each bottle that will be tasted, PLUS 2 bottles each of 3 additional wines hand-selected by Ferdy and Fernando!


    ORDER NOW

    Feelin' Cheesy?


    Perishable cheese deliveries will ship via Fed Ex Overnight in insulated boxes with frozen gel ice.

    ORDER CHEESE

    Event Agenda

    Taste wine with one of the world’s top sommeliers, while asking questions along the way.

    7:00 - 7:05 PM CT

    Introduction + Overview

    We'll take the first 5 minutes to get comfortable and introduce you to Ferdy, Fernando, Wesleigh and Jill. Then, we'll dive into Jill, Ferdy and Fernando's wine and cheese selection process and how they went from 100 wines to the final 3 selected for this tasting.

    7:05 - 7:25 PM CT

    Sparkling Tasting + Cheese Pairing

    Enough talking, let's start tasting! We'll start with the expertly curated white wine, Cantina di Solopaca Maria Cristina Falanghina Vino, talking aromas, palettes, and more with Belinda as Jill walks us through all of the essential tips and tricks for creating a cheeseboard.

    7:25 - 7:45 PM CT

    Rosé Wine Tasting + Cheese Pairing

    Onto the rosé wine. Ferdy and Fernando will start us with the 2019 Domaine Saint André's Rosé from France as Jill walks us through the perfect cheese pairing. 

    7:45 - 8:05 PM CT

    Red Wine Tasting + Cheese Pairing

    Making our way to the grand finale of the night, 2018 Wolfson Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon from California as Jill presents to us our final round of pairing cheeses.

    8:05 - 8:15 PM CT

    A Little Music to Send You on Your Way

    Enjoy an exclusive performance by Alzheimer’s Association Celebrity Champion Jay Allen as you continue to enjoy your wine and cheese.

    FAQ


    Questions?

    If you have any questions about the event or the wines please contact us via email at info@wineinsiders.com.

    What is the deadline to order or to register?

    You must order by 5.29.21 at 1:00pm local time to ensure you receive your wine in time for the tasting. If you're not tasting along, you can register up until an hour before the tasting.

    How do I share this with friends and family?

    You can share with your friends and family via Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, or email. Simply click the icon above of how you'd like to share the event and follow the prompts!

    What states do you ship to?

    We ship to all states except: Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Kentucky, Mississippi, Rhode Island, South Dakota, and Utah. 

    How is the wine so affordable?

    Wine Insiders buys directly from wineries around the world, bypassing the distributors and middlemen, to bring delicious-tasting wine direct to your door at an affordable price!

    Where does the cost of my purchase go?

    Proceeds go directly to Alzheimer's Association.

    3 pack proceeds = $16.50 / 6 pack proceeds = $20.00 / 12 pack proceeds = $42.50

    How do I attend if I don't order wine?

    You can make a donation or purchase cheese! For any donation $25 or over, you will automatically be registered for the virtual tasting. You can donate here.

    Do I need a Zoom account to participate?

    Absolutely not! You can join from any device with an internet connection to participate in the virtual tasting!

    What if I can’t make the event time?

    Don’t worry, following the event we will sending out an e-mail to everybody who was registered for the event with a link to view a recording of the live tasting via Youtube so that you can taste along with the sommeliers at your convenience.

    Who is this event intended for?

    Everyone! Whether you're an avid wine lover, simply new to wine, or just looking for a fun virtual event, this is a great opportunity to connect virtually with thousands of people. However, you need to be 21+ for tasting!

    What happens after I purchase the wine?

    After you purchase your 3, 6, or 12 pack you'll receive:
    • An order confirmation
    • A Virtual Tasting event confirmation within 24 hours with details of the event (including your link providing access to the event that begins at 7:00 pm CT on June 3rd)
    • Your wine within 1-3 business days
    • An event reminder 2 days before the event
    How do I access the live tasting?

    Please click on the Zoom link to join sent to you via email from Wine Insiders.

    PLEASE NOTE – You have to use the e-mail associated with your wine order. If you received this as a gift then the person who gave you the gift should have given us your e-mail address and you should have received a registration e-mail. If you did not receive a registration e-mail then please contact us immediately (info@wineinsiders.com) so that we can register you.