In-home wine tastings are a fun time spent with family, friends, colleagues and other groups. Because these events involve alcohol, there are strict rules. Please read this page fully so that you understand all practices and policies. Booking a tasting means you agree to these policies in full without exception.
In-Home Wine Tasting Policies
The company has the right to refuse serving alcohol to any guest at any time at its sole discretion. This includes uncertainty about intoxication, age, “bad vibes,” or anything else.
All guests must have proper i.d. the night of the event. State-issued drivers’ license or passports are acceptable forms of i.d.
Tasting pours are generally 1-1.5 ounces. We encourage spitting during tastings but pours are still small to avoid intoxication.
When you click the button for the option you want the process starts. You’ll receive an email with a link to a secure Google form where you’ll fill in the information including three dates and times you would like.
The Google Form must be filled out completely. Be sure that you fill everything out, including the number of extra guests you wish to have in addition to the six that are assumed when a tasting is book.
Once your form is received you’ll get an invoice and welcome email. The welcome kit and email will include the date and time of your event—we use the three preferences you put in the Google form and aim to meet your top choice. The welcome email will contain everything you need to know to get ready (and excited) for your tasting.
A packet will follow in the mail. That’s right, mail you’ll actually want to open! We send a packet with two copies of the waiver that you must sign and return (we also provide a self-addressed, stamped envelope to make it easy). The packet also has some fun goodies.
The cost seen on the page is the price for that tasting with 6 guests. We define six guests as not including the host and their +1 or the Company. So these are six people you invite in addition to you and the friend, partner or family member of your choice.
We do not believe in hidden fees and charges. The only way you will be charged extra is if you add guests or wine. Additional guests are charged at $5 each. If you wish to add wine there is also a charge increase that will be explained clearly in your welcome email.
To reserve your date you must pay your deposit within 48 hours. The invoice will be for 50% of the total cost. The cost will reflect any additional guests over 6 at $5/guest. Failure to place a deposit within 48 hours may result in losing your preferred date.
The balance is due 1 week prior to your event. Failure to pay the balance will result in the cancellation of your event. Your refund will be for your deposit minus the cost of the wine.
If you cancel at least 8 days before your scheduled event you will receive a full refund immediately. Your refund will be quick and question-free.
If you cancel with fewer than 8 days before your event you will be reimbursed your deposit minus the cost of the wine. We shop for wine a week prior to the event.
If hosts fail to meet obligations (e.g. the house is unsafe, there are children present, guests are intoxicated before event) there is no refund. Safety first!
Emergencies happen, but are hard to define. In the event of an emergency you will have the choice of either a.) rescheduling your event or b.) 50% refund on your deposit.
If we cancel you will be reimbursed and given the wine ordered for your event. Yeah, we don’t cancel ;o)