About Virtual Tastings

About Virtual Tastings

Launched during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, Virtual Tastings is a project by the multi-award-winning wine retailer Novel Wines, which was founded in 2016 by Ben Franks FRSA and Gyorgy Zsiga (pictured).

Novel Wines founders Ben Franks and Gyorgy Zsiga

Renowned for their five star tastings, Novel Wines now brings that same great experience to the comfort of your own homes.

Easily book a wine, cider or gin tasting with one of our experts and learn more in a friendly, informative event.

There’s no snobs, just a good time. Ask us questions and indulge in a glass of something extraordinary.

The Event

Our Virtual Tastings last around 1 to 2 hours. Every event is guided by an expert host. We normally run these over Zoom, but if you would prefer to use Skype or Google Hangout, please let us know in advance.

Once booked, we will send your nominated organiser the Zoom link to share with your guests. Our expert will be there five minutes before your start time and we usually allow 10-15 minutes for all your guests to arrive and get settled. During this time you can have an informal chat with our expert, or get a head start on any latecomers!

As we send you the drinks to try, you need to book your tasting at least one full week before your event so everything can arrive with you in good time. If you’re on shorter notice, call us to enquire.

The Booze

Novel Wines - Truly Unique Wines

Our wines, ciders and spirits are selected from the Novel Wines award-winning range, so you can enjoy guaranteed good quality at every event.

Novel Wines also specialises in products that offer you something different, so you’ll be introduced to wonderful wines you may never have tasted before, ciders unlike any other, and spirits with real character.

If you have a preference for any of the booze, just get in touch and it will be our pleasure to accommodate you.