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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.

    CEDA

    CEDA’s mission is to work in partnership with communities to empower individuals and families to achieve self-sufficiency and improve their quality of life. In order to achieve its mission, CEDA has established numerous community partnerships and collaborations as part of its service delivery model.

    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.

    CEDA

    CEDA’s mission is to work in partnership with communities to empower individuals and families to achieve self-sufficiency and improve their quality of life. In order to achieve its mission, CEDA has established numerous community partnerships and collaborations as part of its service delivery model.

    Our Event Panel


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

    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.

    Erin Dowland Kabwe

    Your host for the evening, Erin, brings 20 years nonprofit experience. Her dedication to serving others is only to be matched by her love of wine. She will sip and navigate this tasting experience beside you.

    LeeAnn Trotter

    NBC5's entertainment reporter, covering everything from celebrities to what's happening around town. She’s also a regular contributor to NBC5’s "Making a Difference" segments. This Chicago native joined NBC 5 in December 2005, after working at CLTV for eight years.

    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.

    Castelli 1530 Prosecco Rosé DOC Italy 2020

    Italy

    One of the world’s top sparkling wines gets the pink treatment in I Castelli 1530 Prosecco Rosé Extra Dry, representing an exciting new style coming out of Italy. This wine is a crowd-pleasing choice for celebratory occasions and is sure to woo those who like both sparklers and Rosé.

    Radford Dale Vinum Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch South Africa 2018

    South Africa

    South Africa’s most-planted white grape, the 2018 Radford Dale Vinum Chenin Blanc. This wine was crafted by an award-winning winery committed to ethics and environmental sustainability. Vibrant peach and apple aromas are accented with a touch of cinnamon, hinting at the wine’s sophisticated elegance.

    Pajarito Pinot Noir Gran Reserva Maule Valley DO Chile 2018

    Chile

    Discover a rich Chilean take on a classic red varietal, the 2018 Pajarito Gran Reserva Pinot Noir. This dry, medium-bodied red wine is from an award-winning, 5th generation family winery. Bright ruby red in the glass, this Pinot Noir chirps with plum, black cherry, and earthy notes on the nose.

    Castelli 1530 Prosecco Rosé DOC Italy 2020

    Italy

    One of the world’s top sparkling wines gets the pink treatment in I Castelli 1530 Prosecco Rosé Extra Dry, representing an exciting new style coming out of Italy. This wine is a crowd-pleasing choice for celebratory occasions and is sure to woo those who like both sparklers and Rosé.

    Radford Dale Vinum Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch South Africa 2018

    South Africa

    South Africa’s most-planted white grape, the 2018 Radford Dale Vinum Chenin Blanc. This wine was crafted by an award-winning winery committed to ethics and environmental sustainability. Vibrant peach and apple aromas are accented with a touch of cinnamon, hinting at the wine’s sophisticated elegance.

    Pajarito Pinot Noir Gran Reserva Maule Valley DO Chile 2018

    Chile

    Discover a rich Chilean take on a classic red varietal, the 2018 Pajarito Gran Reserva Pinot Noir. This dry, medium-bodied red wine is from an award-winning, 5th generation family winery. Bright ruby red in the glass, this Pinot Noir chirps with plum, black cherry, and earthy notes on the nose.

    Order Your Wines

    You will automatically be registered for the event VIA EVENTBRITE and proceeds will benefit CEDA.

    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 of each 3 additional wines hand-selected by Fernando and Ferdy!


    ORDER NOW

    Event Agenda

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

    6:00 - 6:05 PM CT

    Introduction + Overview

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

    6:05 - 6:20 PM PT

    Sparkling Rosé Tasting + Toast

    Enough talking, let's start tasting! We'll start with the expertly curated sparkling rosé wine, Castelli 1530 Prosecco Rosé DOC Italy 2020, talking aromas, palettes, and more with Fernando and Ferdy.  Let's take this moment to toast YOU! With partners and supporters like you by our side - we've stabilized and mobilized communities out of poverty for over 5 decades.

    6:20 - 6:35 PM CT

    White Wine Tasting + Mission Moment

    Onto the white wine. Fernando and Ferdy will walk us through all we need to know about the South African Radford Dale Vinum Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch South Africa 2018. We will give a sneak peek at the innovative initiatives we're launching this summer to further our shared mission - eradicating poverty

    6:35 - 6:50 PM CT

    Red Wine Tasting

    Making our way to the grand finale of the night we will finish with the Pajarito Pinot Noir Gran Reserva Maule Valley DO Chile 2018.

    6:50 - 7:00 PM CT

    Q&A

    We'll completely turn the floor over to you for a live Q&A session with all the tasting panelists!

    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 June 5th 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 CEDA.

    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! 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 6:00 pm CT on June 10th)
    • Your wine within 1-3 business days
    • An event reminder 2 days before the event
    How do I access the live tasting?

    • You should have received a registration e-mail from Eventbrite with a link to the event
    • Please click on the link to join.
    • If you already have an Eventbrite account associated with the email you used to purchase wine then login to your account.
    • If you don’t have an Eventbrite account- create your account by typing in the email associated with your wine purchase. You will then have to activate your new account and create a password by clicking on the activation link sent to your email.
    • Once logged in, click on “tickets” in the top right-hand corner.
    • Click on your ticket and hit "join now"
    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.