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Even more of our expert hosts

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

Jennifer

Virtual Art-Making, Paint & Sip Experiences

Jennifer, is an abstract expressionist painter living in Napa, California. Her current work is comprised of creating organic landscapes and figures that are happenstance through studies of layering colors, textures, shapes, and lines: imperfect and raw.

Get ready to engage your group through her live virtual and in-person art events. Whether the experience is with or without drinks she'll guide your group through the fun and spontaneity of live creation.

Host fee: $375

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: $325

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: $325

Leslee

Virtual Wine Tasting

Having worked amongst a great deal of hospitality scenes from 4/5 star restaurants to smaller independently owned establishments to a managing director's position for two west coast wineries (Archery Summit Winery, OR + Pine Ridge Winery, Napa) -- Leslee left the corporate side of the business to start her own companies almost 20yrs ago.  Today, Leslee is a leading U.S. wine educator working with clients in person + virtually coast to coast.  Through her company, Amusée, she also writes, teaches + consults with a wide variation of hotels, restaurants + wineries worldwide.  She is a well-known television personality and spokesperson for wine education internationally.  Leslee's passion for teaching wine is contagious!  In 2020 alone, she taught over 300 virtual wine classes reaching folks worldwide.  She is no stranger to virtual teaching, making her classes some of the most interactive, fun, educational + engaging classes out there.  She is open to teaching any grape, region or style of wine and wine + food pairing event. 

Host Fee: $800

Lila

Virtual Mocktail Tastings, mixology classes, and cooking classes

Lila is a Certified Nutrition Consultant and workshop facilitator based in Oakland, California.Lila brings joy and connection to employees around food and nutrition through her Corporate Team-Building Workshops. 

Lila has been hosting food events and classes since 2012 with thousands of participants all around the world. She works with companies like Google, Microsoft, and Amazon to bring team-bonding and wellness into the workplace.

Lila brings a unique do-it-yourself and healthy-ish spin to your favorite drinks and treats. She engages and delights teams of 5 to 300+ people with delicious recipes, hands-on activities and practical food tips & tricks.

Host Fee: $375

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: $325

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: $325

Mike

Virtual Wine Tasting, Virtual Mixology, Virtual Spirits Tasting, Virtual Whiskey Tasting

Mike was born and raised in beautiful Napa Valley, where he cultivated his passion for food and wine. His extensive beverage experience of over 20 years began as a wine educator and symposium speaker for the Napa Valley Wine Train, which then elevated to sommelier for Cole's Chop House. In 2017, Mike switched his focus from wines to spirits and immediately fell in love with the ability to create custom cocktail experiences for his guests. This creativity earned him a second place award in 2021 for Napa Valley's Best Bartender. He continues to elevate his craft by applying advanced mixology techniques on a blend of old and new school cocktail recipes. When MIke is not crafting new cocktails (and wowing guests!), he is teaching jiu-jitsu, kicking up dirt on his bike or shooting for the stars at the archery range.

Host Fee: $375

Rachael

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

Rachael is a certified specialist in Spirits, Wine, and Beer, boasting a decade-long journey in the industry. With a knack for disrupting event norms, she brings a distinct touch to gatherings, embracing engagement, storytelling, and mirth. Beyond her sommelier prowess, Rachael's portfolio spans encounters with Celebrities and notable features on FOX, NBC, ABC, and Big News Network. Her expertise shines through orchestrating the dynamics of high-ticket sales events, numerous team-building escapades, expos, and conventions, whether they unfold virtually or in person. She hosts a variety of events from wreath making, highly reviewed Charcuterie Experience, games and many more! Bring on Rachael to Create a BUZZ with your group!

Host Fee: $375

Ross Wine Educator

Ross

Virtual Wine Tasting (Wine Educator)

Ross brings over 25 years of expertise in events and hospitality to his fun and educational virtual tasting experiences. In 2008 he relocated from England to Auberge Du Soleil in Rutherford, Napa Valley as Food & Beverage Manager. This led to further roles at 25 Lusk in San Francisco as Beverage Director and Director of Food & Beverage at both Bardessono Hotel & Spa in Yountville and Calistoga Ranch. During this time he would be sourced to provide hands-on wine educational seminars for groups interested in learning how to taste, blend and pair varietals. A change in career saw Ross bring his years of hospitality expertise and knowledge of fine wine & spirits to his current role as a Key Account Specialist with American Wine & Spirits, servicing many high end and 5-star accounts in the Napa Valley. Whether your group is new to wine or ready to geek out like a pro, Ross will have everybody smiling and enjoying his fun virtual events.

Host Fee: $325

Tia

Virtual Mixology & Spirits Tastings

Tia was born and raised in the U.S. News' #1 ranked best place to live in the United States; Huntsville, Alabama! Tia started bartending in 2013 and has hit the ground running with this new-found skill set ever since. 

A more exclusive niche for Tia is managing start-up bars and lounges. In 2020, Tia helped to open up Huntsville's first African American-owned cigar bar and lounge. Under her leadership, the company earned state-wide recognition from a nationally-known whiskey brand as being one of the top proprietors in the state.

One of Tia's favorite cocktails to construct is an Old Fashioned. Although very traditional, Tia loves experimenting with infused syrups and bitters to create innovative cocktails to fancy your taste buds. "Classic cocktails are a construct, I allow my creativity and curiosity for flavors to lead!

Host Fee: $325

Tom

Virtual Mixology & Spirits Tastings

Tom is a master of engagement and ceremony, he engages groups of any size to master the chat, interacting on and off camera! In addition to a wealth of knowledge in the beverage world, he is a master of Charcuterie plate design, games and even does a bit of Flair Mixology! Bring him on to get your group live and active and ready for more!!

Host Fee: $375

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: $325

Zachary

Virtual Mixology & Spirits Tastings, Virtual Wine Tasting

Zachary is a master of engagement and ceremony, adept at captivating groups of any size both on and off camera. Beyond being a sommelier and his extensive knowledge of beverages, Zachary brings flair to the table with expertise in Charcuterie plate design, games, and even a bit of Flair Mixology. Whether you're looking to spice up your corporate event or elevate your virtual party, Zachary is here to energize your group and ignite the spirit of connection. Get ready to dive into a world of excitement and entertainment with Zachary leading the way!

Host Fee: $325