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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: $325

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

Jon

Virtual Wine Tasting

John is one of the Key Nationwide Managers for Alpha Omega Winery in Napa Valley and Tolosa Winery in San Luis Obispo. He's an expert sommelier whose fun personality will have everyone enjoying the wine and the virtual experience. John can easily adapt the style of his experiences depending on the group's wine knowledge to make for a successful event.

Host Fee: $400

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

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

Rachael

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: $325

Rae

Virtual Mixology & Spirits Tastings

Rae Whitesage has years of experience in hospitality and focuses deeply on guest engagement at all of her virtual events. She is personable, and quirky and is super excited to host your next event whether it is cookie decorating, mixology, or crafting she highlights the best moments of your event that will keep you and your guests excited for remote work for years to come. 

Host Fee: $325

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

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