Expand Your Palate with Our Favourite Virtual Wine Tastings

Wine is best enjoyed with other people, living up to its reputation of bringing people together. However, it is hard to appreciate wine with your fellow aficionados when the current coronavirus lockdown has placed us under strict isolation protocols.

While you may not be able to meet up with other wine lovers for the time being, you can still connect with them to celebrate your shared appreciation of wine. Many wineries and winemakers are currently conducting virtual wine tastings, sharing their products and knowledge with the community to continue spreading the great social power of wine enjoyment. You can ruminate over your favourite drops with like-minded wine lovers or expand your palate with a new addition to your wine collection. Either way, these virtual wine tastings are providing wine appreciators with the opportunity to bond with others over their shared passion for wine during the often-lonely time of isolation.

These virtual wine tastings are also a great way for you to support Australian winemakers and cellars, who have undoubtedly been hit hard by both the bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic. The following vino live streams will not only indulge your adoration for wine, but also support the talented viticulturists and businesses that make up the Australian wine industry.

Good Pair Days

This stylish wine subscription service is offering live chat sessions via their Instagram account to those who love wine as much as they do. Discover the wines you love after they are perfectly paired to your tastes, get them delivered to your door, then take this as an excuse to spend hours on Instagram watching and participating in their live video streams on all things wine. 

Unico Zelo

This vibrant South Australian winery is doing its bit to bring together the wine loving community with daily live streams from the winery’s base in Gumeracha. Yes, you read that right – you have the opportunity to talk about wine every daythanks to founder Brendan Carter’s daily Facebook live streams. Tune in from 5pm AEST to talk wine, wine, and more wine.

Tractorless Vineyard

Order the tasting packages complete with samples of 10 wines from this Southern Highlands winery, before settling in to watch owner Jeff Aston’s tasting guide on YouTube. From there, you are ready to tune into a tasting session on Facebook Live where you can discuss your new Tractorless wines with other wine-loving participants. 

What is the best wine you have sampled so far during isolation? Tell the wine lovers at Grand Cru via our social media channels and scroll through the Blog & Media section of our websiteto gather more wine recommendations. While you’re there, why not explore our range of premium wine storage solutions as well?