Trying to figure out how to raise a glass and celebrate the season with friends and loved ones this year?
The coronavirus (COVID-19) has made getting together not only tricky but also largely prohibited, which means hanging out is more like Google Hangouts and Zoom. Live-streamed performances, family dinners, and virtual happy hours have been the way to go for the bulk of this strange year.
Now for the holidays, a popular B.C. winery has come up with some sets of wine that both pair great with lots of foods and with this tech-centric way of sipping.
The Okanagan Crush Pad has four carefully-curated sets of wines available right now and your purchase gives you access to videos hosted by Vancouver-based B.C. wine pro DJ Kearney, offering recorded tasting notes, food pairing and serving ideas, fun facts and the inside scoop on how each wine was made for each premium collection. These self-guided tastings are ideal for enjoying with your household or gifting to a wine-loving friend or relative.
Take your tasting live and online
Additionally, the winery can arrange for personal live video tastings. For an additional fee of $75 a wine expert from the Okanagan Crush Pad will be live for your group of up to 25 people (not all in the same location, of course!) for the ultimate wine tasting virtual get-together. You'll want to contact the winery directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to book a live video tasting.
The four wine collections available to order right now are as follows:
Each collection features four wines from the winery's acclaimed portfolio. If you like lots of seasonal sparkles, go for the Holiday Cheers, which includes pink and classic bubbles, as well as one red and one white. But if you're all about those spicy, warming reds, there's a four-pack just for you.
The collections are priced at $118 to $155, but the winery is offering a $20 discount per set as a special holiday gift. Bottles are shipped directly to you, with shipping pricing based on order size.