PERSONAL EVENTS

If you would like Sen5es at your next private event, please consider the options below. Of course, we can also customize a tasting based on your unique needs and preferences. Whether an intimate dinner party or a wedding, allow us to create or co-create with your caterer a special wine-focused event that will remain memorable for years to come. Due to the individual and unique needs of each event pricing varies based on wines, event logistics and group numbers. Rates start at $40 per person. Please contact us so we can help you work within your budget and for large groups over 25.

PRIVATE TASTINGS

A Delicious Life – Charlene will share some of the great life lessons she has learned from the grape along her life path. You will learn tips on the art of drinking and eating well while maintaining balance with health and wellness. Learn how to capture “wine moments” and how to drink “appropriate wines” for any occasion. Life is to be enjoyed! Now is the time to create your finest vintage ever with this inspiring tasting and philosophical discussion around life’s great pleasures.

Burgundy and All Her Glory! – When Charlene gets a chance to share her passion and expertise on this most famed wine region  you can bet it will be fun and informative.  Burgundy sets the bar for wine production in the world. Burgundy’s history, people and quality are beyond charming and multi dimensional. History and geography has never been so fun, and the wine…. never tasted so good.

The Road Less Traveled, Drink Better For Less – In this tasting you will learn that you can indeed branch out from the usual mainstream wines into a plethora of new and exciting wines from lesser-known regions throughout the world.  These wines are well made, excellent value and a delight to drink.  Learning about these regions will offer you a whole new perspective on making your next wine purchase.  Wine should be an interesting discovery! Gain the knowledge and confidence to sip and shop differently.

Vancouver Island’s Charming Wines – The wines of Vancouver island are dynamic, well made and absolutely charming.  Learn about what grape varieties are best suited to this unique climate and why.

Champagne – Why it’s good for everything all the time! Learn how Champagne is made, what contributes to its unique and long-lasting fame and what makes those tiny bubbles anyway? Champagne is great on its own but can also come alongside as a serious food wine.

Wine & Cheese  –  The styles of wines and cheeses are vast. Learn about classic pairings of wine and cheese in the best way possible, by indulging in them while you learn the facts and cultures behind it all.

WEDDING & ENGAGEMENT

Beautifully enhance your wedding day or reception with Sen5es offerings. If you have something in mind you do not see listed please contact us. There are no limits to the creativity and personalized planning we can offer to your special day.

Bridal, Bachelor & Bachelorette Parties – Lose the snobbery, gain the knowledge, have fun!  Choose from one our private tasting event topics or contact Sen5es to customize a wine-focused gathering for you and your friends. Learning about wine can be and should be, so-much-fun.  Sen5es also loves to come along side a very special dinner, highlighting your prized wines of choice or help you in selecting the wines for your special occasion.

Reception Wine Tasting – What are your guests to do while you are having your photos taken on the beach?  A fun and elegant wine tasting of course! This easy and elegant reception is sure to be a hit and a great way for your guests to break some ice while learning something new about the world of wine.

Engagement Events – Create a memorable experience while setting the tone for your wedding.  Invite Sen5es alongside your dinner, highlighting the wines of the evening or as a fun focused tasting.  Everyone will feel like they have gained knowledge and excitement for the wedding to come. Champagne toasts have never been so thoughtful!

Wine Selection – It’s a big day and you already have so many decisions to make! Let Sen5es help you with your wine choices and wine moments.  Wine geeks are always looking for the best value in quality wines.  Sen5es can help make sure that your bridal budget brings tasty and memorable wines leaving behind the standard, overpriced and mediocre wedding wines.

 Sen5es does not import, sell or produce wine. Sen5es is ‘Serving it Right’ certified & encourages responsible drinking. Wines are selected based on availability and theme

WINE EDUCATION

From the absolute beginner to the seasoned taster, these educational workshops will meet you wherever you are at on your wine path and encourage you forward in a fun and approachable way. Wine should be a laugh, not a lecture! Benjamin Franklin~

Sensory Development – “Distilled in all the senses is the essence of our being.” This is at the heart of everything Sen5es has been created upon.  Honing your olfactory and taste buds are key in taking your wine drinking to a new level of enjoyment and refinement. You will learn workable methods and techniques to begin to train your senses and truly savour all that wine offers.

Wine and Food Pairing – From classic combinations to personal exploration, learn the fundamentals of pairing food and wine.  Regional cuisines and wines from all over the globe set the best examples for us and we will explore these timeless and true cultural parings as well! Become more confident in the wine you are serving, knowing your “why”.

Wine 101 – How to taste, tasting methodology, navigating a wine list and how to properly serve and store wine. All of this will be covered along with food and wine pairing principals.

WINE COUNTRY EXCURSIONS

Travel – Sen5es goes beyond the dinner table to source – the great vineyards of the world, experiencing first hand the terroirs of the world’s dynamic wine regions. Have you always dreamed of a trip exploring the beautiful villages and domains of Burgundy? Perhaps a sunny trip through one of California’s delightful wine regions is on your to-do list?

Sen5es knows for certain that experiencing the people, viticulture and vinification processes first-hand will change your appreciation of what you’ve been sipping on long after your trip with us. We can work with you to create an itinerary to go it alone or accompany you into some of the domains that are not easily accessed to the general public.

Experiencing the specific soils, climates, and the wonderful characters who make wine in person is sweetly memorable. You will soon discover that as with most of our personal growth and maturity, winemaking too, is a little nurture and a little nature. Contact us for further details to plan your custom travel and make this year the best year ever.

“If wine were to disappear from human production, there would be a void in human health and intelligence and that void would be worse than all the excesses it’s guilty of.”

Baudelair~

“Its up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.”

Voltaire~

“Great love affairs start with Champagne.”

Honor´e De Balzac~

“Give me books, French wine, fruit, fine weather and a little music played out of doors.”

 John Keats~

“Champagne makes women appear more beautiful and men more spiritual.”

Unknown~

“I spent ninety percent of my money on wine, women and song and just wasted the other ten percent.”

Ronnie Hawkins~

“Champagne should be dry, cold and free.”

Winston Churchill~