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Virtual Wine and Cheese Pairing Experiences

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Virtual Sommelier Experiences

Join Certified Sommelier, owner of  Experience! The Finger Lakes, and Wine Instructor, Laura Winter Falk, PhD, as she guides you through a virtual pairing experience with Finger Lakes wines, local cheeses, and charcuterie right in your home. Through a collaboration with Marketview Liquor, Finger Lakes Artisan Foods, and regional wineries, artisan cheesemakers, and food producers, we provide virtual experiences with themed Wine and Cheese or Wine, Cheese and Charcuterie delivered directly to your door.

Each kit contains three full bottles of wine or craft beverages and three food pairings, more than enough sipping and eating for 2-4 people. The number of wines and pairings is customizable based on your budget and interest, and additional accoutrements can be added for an enhanced experience. Create a special event for family and friends featuring a sommelier-curated wine and food pairing zoom presentation that will showcase the magic of pairing with intention.

Public virtual events are typically held on Sundays. Private virtual wine pairings can be booked online for Fridays, or via phone for any day of the week based on availability. See our booking calendar for all available dates.


An Enjoyable & Tasty Experience!

We participated in the virtual "New Frontiers" Finger Lakes Wine & Cheese Experience, led by Laura. We received the wine - two reds and one white, three cheeses, and one jar of preserves well ahead of the event. Laura's team checked in with us several times between our registration and the event to make sure we had received our supplies correctly and we had the appropriate information to prepare to have an enjoyable event. Laura was a superb virtual guide, posing questions to get the group thinking and talking, answering questions we had, and providing a wealth of information about Finger Lakes wines and cheeses. The virtual session accommodated participants throughout the US and even in the UK. The size of the group was ideal -- we all fit on the Zoom screen. The technology, including interactive polling, worked seamlessly. A truly enjoyable evening and the pairings were tasty! This was our third event with Experience! Finger Lakes, second virtual. We will be back for more!

– Barbara
Amazing New York Gold Kit!

We had a wonderful private virtual wine and cheese tasting with Experience! The Finger Lakes! The planning and delivery of the kits went seamlessly. Our crash course with sommelier Laura Winter Falk was so fun and educational for these wine and food lovers! The wines and cheeses were delicious - well-deserving of their gold medals. We will definitely recommend this experience and these wines to our family and friends. 10/10!

– Sarah
Special Valentine's Day Pairings

Valentine’s Day wine and cheese tasting was really great. We tried (and loved!) wine and cheese we never would have been exposed to, and Laura’s way of walking us through the pairings helped us to find aromas and flavors we wouldn’t have been aware of. Will definitely do another. And then probably another after that.

– Alicia
Loved the Tres Colores Pairings

We attended a virtual wine pairing which was a gift from our son. We couldn't have enjoyed it more unless we were in person! We found our Host, Laura to be engaging, knowledgeable, and perfectly suited to conduct such an event. We chose the Tres Colores pairing and found the wines delightful. We will be looking to find them locally. The big surprises, which highlight Laura's skill, were the pairings of cheeses, oil, and vinegar with the wines. We truly walked away feeling we had learned something new!

– Elise
Fun & Informative Double Date

My boyfriend and I recently had a "double date" with friends without having to leave the house! Laura, the owner of Experience the Finger Lakes, sent us three different wines, three cheeses to pair with them, and two spreads to complete the set. We all meet up on Zoom and she walked us through the tasting notes for each wine, and then explained how food pairings change the way we experience both the wines and the food we were eating. The entire experience was very fun and very informative. This is a new service that Experience the Finger Lakes is offering and I HIGHLY recommend it!

– Elizabeth
Fun & Educational

We all REALLY enjoyed the virtual tasting we did. It was fun and educational- we learned more about wine and how it works with foods, and did employ some of those tips when we tried the pairings with our dinners. Looking forward to trying this again in the future- either virtually or hopefully even in person!

– Joe

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