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and wine enthusiasts can
expand their understanding
of the winemaking process.
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The inspiration behind SIP events was, at first, to provide wine aficionados a platform and forum to gather for virtual wine-tasting parties while sheltering in place.

Today, years later, SIP virtual wine tasting & education events offer so much more than virtual wine tasting alone.

The community of “sipsters” that has developed is one in which exclusive wine-industry insiders and oenophiles gather to discuss everything viniculture-related and learn from each other.


Gain hands-on limited, insider access to limited production small-batch winemakers and industry experts - and our community of sipsters!

These informative, interactive, and exclusive wine webinars feature carefully-selected topics pertaining to the production of hand-crafted wines from world-famous wine regions Napa Valley and Sonoma - yet they're free to attend.

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Each event features
a presentation and may include:

Virtual Events Guest Winemakers and Wine Industry Professionals
Virtual Events Google Earth Vineyard Flyovers
Virtual Events Interactive Polls to Test Your Wine Knowledge
Virtual Events Attendee Q&A

How it Works

1 Register to Start Something New +

Register once and an access link will arrive in your inbox 1 hour before each episode.

2 Acquire the Featured Wine +

Drink like a Napa & Sonoma local along with the winemaker and SIP community. Purchase the SIP Kit or find each wine a'la carte on the marketplace.

3 Toast Originality +

Each hour-long wine tasting online event is jam-packed with education, entertainment, and fun! Join with your friends or make new ones as you virtually interact with winemakers and wine connoisseurs alike. Bring something new and exciting to your wine appreciation.

sip kit from cellar angels FOR EVENTS BETWEEN: June 30th & July 21st SIP VIRTUAL WINE

SIP Virtual Wine Tasting and Education Events is a live, virtual series for wine club members and wine enthusiasts looking to expand their understanding of the art and science of the winemaking process.

These informative, interactive and educational wine webinars are free to attend and feature select topics related to the production of hand-crafted wines from the world-famous wine regions, Napa Valley and Sonoma. Each episode involves a presentation of different topic and may also include:

Virtual wine event topics range from food and wine pairings, biodynamic, organic and sustainable winemaking, vineyard maintenance practices, what it takes to start a winery, to grape varietals & clones, how to read wine labels and much more.

How it Works

1. Acquire the wines corresponding with each event

To join and “SIP” along with us, simply purchase the wines corresponding with each event. All wines are featured on the Cellar Angels marketplace individually or participants can purchase selections for four consecutive weeks by acquiring the SIP Virtual Wine Tasting Kit, which also includes a set of four Repour Wine Savers. View the event schedule and SIP Kit details below.

2. Register on Zoom

Register one time only for the series on zoom and receive a reminder for each event an hour in advance of going live.

Episodes are hosted by Cellar Angels CEO, Martin Cody and live streaming occurs on select Friday’s at 7pm Central Time (5pm PT/8ET). View the upcoming schedule and details below.

Upcoming Event

winemaker lsie asimont
How Wine Gets Its Color

Winemaker/Viticulturist Lise Asimont from Dot Wine joins us to discuss how wine gets its color and learn about soaking, bleeding, maceration, and other ways to extract color from grapes naturally or with controversial additives. We’ll also ask why Lise decided to make white Pinot Noir and how the wine’s color affects the flavor profile compared to red Pinot Noir.

Wine we will taste at this event:

Dot Wine 2022 White Pinot Noir Roan Family Vineyard Russian River Valley AVA Sonoma County CA

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June 9th, 2023
5pm PT/8ET

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Please note there will be no live events on:

6/16 & 6/23



Hildegarde Haymann uc davis
The Science of Sensory Evaluation of Wine and More

Join us for a live educational event exploring how UC Davis contributes to the wine world, featuring the expertise of sensory scientist Dr. Hildegarde Heymann. Dr. Heymann joined the Department of Viticulture and Enology at UC Davis in 2003 and has worked extensively in all areas of sensory science, including evaluating numerous food and non-food products such as wine, meat, ice cream, cereals, and even cat litter and toothpaste. At UC Davis, Dr. Heymann continues her work on descriptive analysis methodology, multivariate data analyses, and sensory evaluation of grapes and wines. She also teaches several courses, including the popular VEN 125 Course: Sensory Evaluation of Wines. 

Wine we will taste at this event:

Elaine Wines 2017 Chardonnay Calypte Vineyard, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, CA

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June 30th, 2023
5pm PT/8ET
Winemaker Goldschmidt Vineyards
What is "Vine Grafting" and Why is it Done

Renowned Winemaker Nick Goldschmidt of Goldschmidt Vineyards joins live to educate us about vine grafting. Vine grafting is the process of joining tissues of two different grape vine plants together so they continue to grow as one plant. This is a practice in place since Roman times but became vitally important, and much more popular in the 19th century. We'll learn why.

Wine we will taste at this event:

Goldschmidt Vineyards 2019 Gracepoint Carignane Dry Creek Valley Sonoma County CA

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July 7th, 2023
5pm PT/8ET
Bettina Sichel Laurel Glen
Bottle Closures: Cork vs Twist Off

Partner Bettina Sichel from Laurel Glen Vineyard returns to SIP and this time we'll discuss wine bottle closures. Do all bottles need the traditional cork, or is screw-cap sometimes a better option? We'll discuss factors like aging potential, convenience and find out why after three decades of focusing on Cabernet Sauvignon, Laurel Glen decided to make white wine.

Wine we will taste at this event:

Laurel Glen Vineyard 2021 "Blanc Slate" Sauvignon Blanc Russian River Valley AVA, Sonoma County CA

July 14th, 2023
5pm PT/8ET
dan parrott jax vineyards
Deep Dive into Cabernet Franc

Partner/CEO Dan Parrott of JAX Vineyards joins us live for a comprehensive discussion about the Cabernet Franc grape. Cabernet Franc is principally grown for blending with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot in the Bordeaux style, but can also be vinified alone, as in the Loire's Chinon or our own backyard in California. Learn about the grape's history, flavor profile, food pairings and more. 

Wine we will taste at this event:

JAX Vineyard 2020 Estate Cabernet Franc Calistoga AVA, Napa Valley, CA

July 21st, 2023
5pm PT/8ET

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