Our Expert Hosts

To say we're proud of our talented hosts would be an understatement. Each brings something unique to the table. All them are pre-vetted (and highly recommended) to ensure you get a world class virtual experience.

Andrew

Virtual Beer Tasting

Andrew is a guy who truly follows his passions. Leaving his corporate day job he dedicated himself to what he loves most— drinking beers and riding bikes. While this sounds almost comical on the surface, Andrew has since become an advanced cicerone and has brought thousands together through his biking routes throughout Seatle. Diving head first into the beer world he learned the intricacies of local and well renowned breweries all while constructing a community of riders between them. In Andrew’s virtual experiences you’ll get to share that same sense of community and in his love for beer. Andrew hosts a variety of our virtual beer tasting events including his own curated experiences.

Host Fee: $350

Adrianna

Food & Cooking Experiences

Adrianna is an exceptional chef in Greenwich Village, New York, and boasts 15+ years of professional cooking expertise. Her direct cooking method combines a whole foods approach with an extensive understanding of the numerous health benefits that food may provide. Adrianna enjoys assisting and educating clients on how to cook simple and delectable meals by teaching simple, sustainable kitchen skills and item swaps. Her passion and talent shine in all of her virtual experiences.

Host Fee: $250

Cecilia

Virtual Wine Tasting, Virtual Food Experiences

Cecilia is a wine educator and sommelier based in Italy. She started to organize wine experiences in Venice many years ago and has translated her format into a fun online experience. As she states, “I offer you a journey made of flavors, aromas, fragrances, traditions, and legends. I am waiting for you!”. Cecilia hosts a variety of our virtual food and wine tasting events including her own curated experiences.

Host Fee: $250

Christian

Virtual Mixology & Spirits Tastings

Christian was the Lead Bartender at The Misfit in Santa Monica, CA where he is known for his premium seasonal cocktail creations and $325 cocktail per night average. He is also known for consistently producing the Best and Most cocktails per night.

 

Previously he was the lead bartender at Pizzerie Sirenetta in New York, The Penrose in New York, and Burp Castle in New York. What makes Christian even better suited for mixology experiences is that he received his BFA in Theater and has performed in three International and National Broadway tours which really shine through during his Mixology sessions.

Host Fee: $200

David

Virtual Beer Tasting

Being an advanced cicerone and award-winning professional beer writer and educator might sound intimidating, but that is anything from the case. David uses his extensive industry knowledge to describe and teach about beer in a fun and approachable style. Whether participants want to learn the basics or geek out on rare hop strains, he knows how to adapt to the crowd so that no one is left out. While we know you’re going to learn something from David his main goal in all of his virtual experiences is to have fun through beer.

Host Fee: $350

Eryn

Virtual Wine Tasting

Eryn has been working in the wine industry since 2004 and is a Certified Specialist of Wine. Her love of wine started early on—when watching her Grandmother host dinner parties, she witnessed the power of hospitality that came through the subtle art of raising a glass (and pouring a bottle). She is passionate about helping others take a practical approach to wine by making it educational and entertaining.

Host Fee: $250

Franck

Virtual Whiskey Tasting

Are you ready for a masterclass in whiskey? Then get ready for a virtual experience with Franck. He’s a leading international expert in whiskey holding credentials as a whiskey specialist, whiskey ambassador tutor, and has a distiller’s degree from Institute of Brewing and Distilling in London. In addition to being an active whiskey consultant he also leads highly interactive virtual tasting experiences. Whether you’re a novice taster or seasoned vet, Frank is able to distill his years of experience and knowledge in a fun easy-to-understand online event.

Host Fee: $350

Garrison

Virtual Food Experiences

Garrison brings over two decades of culinary expertise to every one of his virtual experiences. Having worked in internationally acclaimed restaurants spanning Hong Kong, London, Abu Dhabi, Hawaii, New York, Chicago, Las Vegas, Portland, and beyond, he is no stranger to leading teams and sharing his culinary talents. Get a glimpse of what it takes to elevate your cooking and breath new life into tried and true recipes. Join Garrison for a hands-on cooking experience that is equally as entertaining as it is enlightening. 

Host Fee: $250

Janet

Janet is an award-winning culinary writer and all-around aficionado of specialty cheeses. Rooted in Napa Valley she surrounds herself with fresh produce, the vineyards and the amazing food scene of the area. Aside from authoring of 3 cheese books and being the publisher of the Planet Cheese blog, she also leads cheese appreciation courses designed to increase your "Cheese IQ". He hosts a variety of our virtual cheese experiences including her own curated experiences.

Host Fee: $250

Jason

Virtual Mixology & Spirits Tastings

Jason was born and raised in Rochester, NY, before moving to Southern CA where he taught high school math, then Northern Virginia, working for a data encryption company, and finally settling down in Minneapolis working in the software intelligence space for the last 14 years. While working at some of Minneapolis's best cocktail bars, He started his own bartending company, A Proper Pour, 9 years ago.

A Proper Pour provides bartending services for private events, as well as cocktail classes, and cocktail themed corporate presentations. Jason enjoys the creativity that comes with making fancy cocktails. He likes the classic "proper cocktail" style, but often with a fun and playful twist.

Host Fee: $500

Jessica

Virtual Beer Tasting

What would you do if you came into some home brewing equipment in your early 20s? For Jessica, this is what kickstarted her career within the industry. Led by a love for drinking and making tasty beer she parlayed her passion into eventually becoming the first commercial female brewer in San Francisco. Through dedicated study and lots of hands-on experience, Jessica has been making waves with her tasty and sustainable brewing practices. Jessica’s virtual beer tastings mix her knowledge and passion for the craft into a fun online experience you won't want to miss.

Host Fee: $250

Julieta

Virtual Wine Tasting, Virtual Whiskey Tasting

Julieta is a Certified Sommelier of the Court of Master Sommeliers, a Scotch Whisky Ambassador, and a Certified Sherry Specialist. Hailing from Mendoza, Argentina, she has an extensive background in the wine industry, having directed award-winning wine programs and worked collaboratively with some of the country’s most influential winemakers. She currently consults for restaurants, wine bars, and wine retail. Aside from being fun and informative, she also speaks English, Spanish, and Portuguese, while learning German, French and Italian.

Host Fee: $250

Katya & Yana

Virtual Mixology & Spirits Tastings

Katya and Yana are ready to bring their expertise and enthusiasm to your next virtual experience. This legendary female cocktail duo is on a mission to spread appreciation, knowledge, and elegance within the imbibe culture. Aside from running their own mixology consultancy, both draw on their strong craft cocktail backgrounds from working in high-end bars and restaurants in both New York and San Francisco. Get ready to shake things up and learn about everything from cocktail fundamentals to mixology theory.

Host Fee: $500

Melissa

Virtual Wine Tasting, Virtual Food Experiences

Melissa is an experienced sommelier and wine industry professional.  Driven by her passion for wine and the service industry she takes pride in her role at Di Giovanna Winery in Sambuca di Sicilia, as sales & marketing director for over 10 years.

Melissa’s passion for the wine industry can be traced back to her early years in New York, where he/she spent significant time working as a sommelier in restaurants and later in wine distribution as a Sales Representative & Sales Manager for an international portfolio of wines.  She gained knowledge and experience, from extensive travels to many of the world’s wine making regions to develop and manage wine portfolios and producer relations.

Melissa has worked in the wine industry for over 18 years, gaining experience in wine distribution, sales and marketing. As a seasoned sales & marketing manager, she is passionate about advancing Italian wine knowledge and culture. Outside of the office, Melissa enjoys spending time with her family, reading, running and traveling. Melissa hosts a variety of our virtual food and wine tasting events including her own curated experiences.

Host Fee: $250

Michael

Virtual Beer Tasting

Michael is a well-respected beer judge, beer writer, beer consultant, and award-winning brewer. He also happens to be Minnesota’s first certified Cicerone (think sommelier for beer). When Michael isn't doing industry consulting, he teaches beer appreciation classes and hosts beer/food pairings across the state. His virtual experiences are all about sharing his passion for beer in a way that is both fun and easy to understand.

Host Fee: $250

Racheal

Virtual Mixology & Spirits Tastings, Virtual Beer Tasting, Virtual Wine Tasting

Racheal is on a mission to help people connect online through her interactive virtual happy hours. She brings over ten years of industry experience with a large pour of cocktail history to the table. Calling her an encyclopedia on adult beverages is an understatement. She holds certifications in wine, beer, and spirits, giving her a well-balanced approach to all her tastings.  Whether the group is new to craft cocktails or full-fledged connoisseurs, she knows how to adapt her virtual experiences to keep everyone engaged.

Host Fee: $250

Wolf

Virtual Mixology & Spirits Tastings

Wolf is a mixologist based in the Napa Valley. Hailing from some of the most innovative bars in NYC and LA, he loves all spirits with a deep-rooted base in the world of mezcal and tequila. Wolf’s ideal night is one filled with beautiful cocktails and great conversation. His goal is for everyone participating in his online tastings to share this same sense of community through shared drinks. Cheers!

Host Fee: $250