If you’ve been a part of the UG family during the run up to the holiday season, you’ll know that I absolutely despise the pressure retail establishments put on us to starting thinking about Christmas before we’ve even gathered our Halloween candy. I started receiving holiday shopping emails from stores like Lego at the end of August, and honestly, it causes me physical stress to see a snow scene and a Christmas countdown while I’m sitting on a beach. Time is already going so fast, I resent being forced to race to the next big holiday instead of being allowed to enjoy my time getting there.
So with all this said….I’m about to do the very same thing to you right now! Yup, hypocrisy at its finest.
But here’s my reasoning – a lot of UG clients want to book our Urban Affairs wine tasting parties for their home or office holiday parties, and if you can believe it our calendar is already filling up with requests. So if you want Chelsea or another member of her wine education team to lead your guests through a fun and interactive tasting, you need to start the process ASAP.
So what IS an Urban Affairs wine tasting party all about anyway?
We start with a fundamental principle: learning about wine should be fun. For us that means gathering with friends, turning on some music, popping bottles, and engaging in some lively conversation.
Our passion for teaching our clients about wine led us to create Urban Affairs, a division of our company devoted exclusively to in-home and in-office wine tasting parties. Led by our energetic and enthusiastic educators, these two-hour tasting events are the ultimate in-home and in-office entertainment. Perfect for holiday cocktail parties, client events, and office celebrations, your wine journey can be crafted to fit the tastes and needs of your guests.
Some popular Urban Affair themes include:
• Drink Progressively (wines from lightest to heaviest bodied)
• Old World vs. New World (i.e., Bodeaux vs Napa)
• Sparkling Wines from Around the World
• Up and Coming Wine Regions
• Seasonal Selections (rosé, holiday, etc)
• Female Winemakers
• Not into wine? Book a beer or spirits tasting!
Chelsea and her team can even work with you on your food selections for the evening, and have many caterers, food artisans, and restaurants that we regularly work with.
Now that we’ve peaked your interest, how do you arrange for us to come to your home?
The easiest thing is to pick a few dates, and get in touch with Chelsea with the details of your event. From there she will be in touch with pricing and the rest of the information you need. It’s that simple!
And now, please return to pumpkin beer, turning leaves, chilly nights and warm days, football, and whiskey.
*photo by Kiera Slye