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Corporate Events While Social Distancing: Turn to virtual wine tasting

Business entertaining -- be it by wining and dining, targeted trips, or other events -- is a tried and tested way to retain customers and clients and attract prospects. Visiting Wine Country has always been a popular choice for entertaining for businesses large and small. However, in the age of social distancing, and with restrictions on travel and gathering, virtual wine tastings offer a safe way to keep in to touch with your network.

Inman Family Wines has been offering virtual tastings via Zoom or via our client’s own platforms. We are used to hosting at all levels from C-level execs and board members to account executives. Our tastings are professional, but fun, and both educational and entertaining.

The tastings are hosted by Inman Family owner and winemaker, Kathleen Inman, who created the vineyard, winery and brand in 2000 after moving back from England to California wine country where she grew up. In England, she trained as a Chartered Accountant at a large international firm before completing an MBA. She worked in Corporate Finance, and prior to leaving the UK she was an associate partner in the largest UK executive search firm. Inman has always been attracted to small, entrepreneurial businesses, and that combined with her love of gardening and passion for wine, led to the formation of her eponymous winery.

Our corporate wine tastings can be tailored to your company’s needs. A standard format starts with an introduction and welcome from the company before a brief introduction to Inman Family Wines with winemaker Kathleen Inman in the vineyard and a look at how the vineyards are progressing toward harvest. The virtual tasters then return to the winery tasting room and cellar to try the wines selected from the suggested wine trios or a custom selection. The experience is interactive and discussion of the wines is encouraged. The goal is to replicate the experience of visiting the winery and tasting room and tasting with the winemaker.

Prior to the tastings, companies provide the wine tasting participants’ shipping information; we pack and ship the wines. We can include your printed materials in the box if required. We will provide you with the tracking information so that you can ensure all of your participants have received the wine. If using our Zoom account to host the event, we will send the calendar invites and the Zoom links and passwords. We can send this to each participant or we can allow your team to control the communications.

We are flexible and here to help your company put its own unique brand on the Virtual Tasting experience.

For more information or to schedule a tasting, call (707) 293-9576 or email us at info@inmanfamilywines.com