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Corporate and Private Events

Do you have an event coming up and want to incorporate wine education?  We will put a fun spin on an otherwise ordinary event and make it extraordinary!

We come to you, be it your home, your office, or other exceptional off-site locations we can find for you and The Right Blend’s experts will lead you through highly entertaining and engaging experiences on how to:

  • Blend your own wine
  • Pair the wines you enjoy with your favorite foods
  • Demystify the flavors and aromas in wine
  • Become in tune with your senses with yoga and wine
  • Navigate wine lists
  • Discern between expensive wines and great wines

 

OUR MOST POPULAR EVENTS

Blending Seminars

Our blending seminars allow you and your guests to be a winemaker for a day, giving you a chance to experiment the blending steps of the wine making process.  This is a great team-building event for both beginners and aficionados and offers a fun opportunity to learn more about the sensory evaluation of the wine varietals as well as the art of blending wine.   You’ll get an intimate understanding on why blending is an important part of the great wine making as well as sharpen your palate!

You and your guests will have the opportunity to blend your own red wine from esteemed appellations.  You will learn more about the history of each varietal, their aromas, flavors, texture, and aging characteristics.  After you receive in depth knowledge of each varietal, you will be given the same tools used by winemakers to create your own blend. The team will come together to create a group label for your wines.  Then, you will select the winning blend and create a customized label which you can purchase your team’s wine for the group of guests can purchase it individually.

“Clarisse was wonderful to work with and deliver on an amazing unique experience for our company’s executive leadership and clients. I wanted to create an event that would educate as well as entertain and Clarisse’s blending seminar was perfect. The experience was immersive, social and very practical. Rather than just learning about particular wines, our group was able to learn about critical components and different grapes that compose the wines we love. On top of that, Clarisse and her team took us through hands on activities to become “wine makers for the day.” The blending seminar experience was something none of us had seen before but what all of us continue to talk about and remember.”

-Anthony G., PricewaterhouseCooper

Host A Wine Tasting Experience

Don’t have time to travel to wine country to try some unique wines?  We will bring wine country to your home or office!  We have partnered with a series of wineries from different wine countries and we will create the ultimate experience, a perfect pairing of entertaining and wine tasting.

You will feel as if you have been transported to the wine country, discovering wines rarely available outside their tasting rooms and many available for only a limited time.

Tastings change seasonally and include 5 wines, glassware, education, and all the fun! This is the perfect way to get friends together or help break the ice in a networking event.

“Clarisse is my most trusted resource when it comes to wine of all types. She’s highly knowledgeable, yet analyzes and describes wine in a simply and understandable way. More than that, she makes learning about wine as much fun as drinking it!

– Lucien C., longtime client

Wine and Yoga

We will begin with bodyworks yoga to increase your body awareness and sensitivity as well as support releasing tension of everyday blocks. In this yoga session, we will offer exercises to create more fluidity and ease in the joints, musculature, and most importantly, mental space.

Once relaxed and in tune with your senses, we will explore the senses of wine.  You will discover a diversity of wines and how your body acts and reacts to each of them.  Wine is a very personal experience and being in tune with your deeper self offers the opportunity to be better in tune with the wines you enjoy and the sensations they offer you.

Once your senses have been attuned and expanded with yoga and wine, we will move into team-building yoga. This is a fun and natural way to develop your connection as team. We’ll start off with circle yoga that will include a sequence of poses that are easier with the support of the group.  From there we’ll break off into pairs for some deep, restorative stretches.

Finish with some social time and see what unfolds after this experience!  You will be surprise how guests will connect at a deeper level and have greater confidence with themselves and their preferences in wine!

Wine and Cooking Experience

These unique wine and cooking events are a more intimate experience to share with your team.  It is fun and deepens team rapport.  We bring you our creativity and passions of great wines, great food, and great company as you enjoy an evening to delight all senses. Guests are guided through the steps of prepping their meal, enjoying new wines while they learn more about them and their nuances, and introduced to the surprises of wine-food pairings. When dinner is ready, everyone will sit down together to enjoy their creation.

Cocktails with a Twist

Looking to have a happy hour after your meetings and before your team dinner?  We can assist!  We will create a unique experience so you can network and socialize and enjoy a fun activity that will grow your wine knowledge without the hard core education!

  • Wine and Aromas
  • Wine and Music
  • Blind Tasting
  • Wine Comparison

Contact us today so we can get begin planning and executing your next customized wine experience!

Some of our top corporate clients include Google, Zagat, PricewaterhouseCooper, Accenture, Chief Executives, IV Lions Wealth Advisory, Stanford Wine Club, Yale Club, Commonwealth Club, amongst others.

“With her incredible knowledge of wine, fantastic people and presentation skills, and comfort sharing her secrets of wine manufacturing and evolution, my guests were able to enjoy a series of highly entertaining and educational events. Clarisse is simply a joy to work with, as exemplified in her attention to detail, passion for people and wine, and her true calling as an oenophile. Google looks forward to working with The Right Blend and Clarisse again, as she inspired quite a following amongst our guests of employees and local users. They all keep asking: when is Clarisse coming back?”

– Ashley H., Google

“Clarisse is my most trusted resource when it comes to wine of all types. She’s highly knowledgeable, yet analyzes and describes wine in a simply and understandable way. More than that, she makes learning about wine as much fun as drinking it!

– Lucien C., longtime client

“The entire weekend was seamless. From the hotel accommodations to the tour buses that took different groups to different wineries. You know you have an amazing planner when you are not thinking about what will happen next, you are just enjoying every moment you are in.”

– Blake and Janine H., event guests

“Clarisse was wonderful to work with and deliver on an amazing unique experience for our company’s executive leadership and clients. I wanted to create an event that would educate as well as entertain and Clarisse’s blending seminar was perfect. The experience was immersive, social and very practical. Rather than just learning about particular wines, our group was able to learn about critical components and different grapes that compose the wines we love. On top of that, Clarisse and her team took us through hands on activities to become “wine makers for the day.” The blending seminar experience was something none of us had seen before but what all of us continue to talk about and remember.”

-Anthony G., PricewaterhouseCooper

“Clarisse has a terrific palate and a dynamic personality. If you’re looking for a passionate, vivacious approach to wine, she’s a terrific choice!”

– Alyssa R., Founder and CEO, Bottlenotes, Inc

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