Wed 3 Feb. 2021

Virtual Wine Tasting

In the current climate, finding opportunities to provide social events for our members is limited to virtual offerings so we wanted to offer something a bit more than the usual zoom quiz. We held this event around the time when IIL would normally be holding their annual dinner; It was just unfortunate that the timing wasn’t great for anyone attempting dry January!

We partnered up with R&H Fine Wines, Liverpool's only independent wine merchant, who arranged delivery of a selection of fine organic wines including a red, white and prosecco to be sampled during the evening.

Their wine expert Dev talked us through each wine and gave a very knowledgeable talk on what to look out for when buying a wine. He was able to use all his knowledge to answer the many questions that were asked during the evening.

The evening was finished off with a wine themed quiz and mobile phone number bingo, with wine prizes up for grabs for the winners. A few then stayed on at the end for a bit of virtual networking.

39 people signed up for the evening and it was very enjoyable, with lots of excellent feedback received. You could see via the video link how much of a great time everyone was having, with some using the opportunity to have a fun night in with their partners and family!

Here is a selection of some of the feedback we received:

- It couldn't be improved - it was a fabulous evening with just the right balance. Well done team

- Brilliant event all around. Dev was very knowledgeable and a fantastic host. The quiz and bingo were great fun. Also excellent value for money with the quality of wine that was on offer.

- Great fun, very well organised and presented, thank you !

- Thoroughly enjoyed the whole event - Perfect time to start and finish. Well organised. Loved the quiz and the bingo and Dev was fabulous. Very informative.

- Event was great. Wine expert was really good to listen to

- The event was really well put together, and included a quiz, bingo and a talk from Dev @ R&H - the wines were tasty, and having them delivered to home was a real treat.

- Thought it was perfect in the current climate, time to relax and enjoy. Quiz and bingo well thought out and executed

- I loved this event and would hope that we could continue doing similar types of events virtually in the future. Well done to the institute for organizing such a brilliant event which was executed perfectly.

Thank you to everyone who took part.

  • Quiz Night
Phil Beattie