Virtual Tastings – Saturday, May 30 at 6pm

As part of our virtual Manhattan Wine Auction this year, we are excited to offer six unique virtual tasting experiences with Memento Mori Winery/MAXEM Wines, Booker Wines, Sextant Wines, Nosotros Tequila, Gray Whale Gin, and El Segundo Brewing.

From the comfort of your home, you can enjoy incredible wines, spirits and beers while taking part in an interactive, live stream tasting on Saturday, May 30th at 6PM. Sales end on Friday, May 22nd at 5:00 p.m.

We encourage you to support our South Bay partners and complement your tasting with a meal prepared by the many local restaurants that provide curbside pickup or delivery.

If you are purchasing more than one virtual tasting because you want to gift it to a teacher or friend, please email [email protected] to discuss the details.

Our friends at Coravin have offered a 10% promo code (CCMBEF) off any of their innovative products. Their award winning Coravin Wine Preservation System enables wine lovers to pour any wine, in any amount, without removing the cork. Perfect for your virtual tastings!

Memento Mori & MAXEM Wines
Virtual Wine Tasting

       

Discover two unique wines, one from Memento Mori and one from MAXEM, that share one fundamental commonality – the same legendary winemaker.

2018 MAXEM UV Vineyard Chardonnay (750ML bottle)
2017 Memento Mori Cabernet Sauvignon (750ML bottle)

Join winemaker Sam Kaplan, Proprietor of MAXEM Wines, Adam Craun, Proprietor of Memento Mori Wines, and Master Sommelier, Desmond Echavarrie, Founder of Scale Wine Group to sip and swirl your way through these extraordinary wines from Napa Valley in the comfort of your home. This is a unique opportunity to share in the exquisite journey of two remarkable wines with three captivating storytellers.

Virtual Tasting Experience with Wine: $400

able for curbside pickup at the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation (MBEF) office in Manhattan Beach during the week of May 25th. We will contact you via email with specific dates and times in order to allow for social distancing. The invitation to join the virtual tasting experience on the zoom platform will be sent via email from Memento Mori.

Booker Wines Virtual Wine Tasting

Discover three notable Booker wines through a virtual tasting experience while relaxing at home. Minimalists at heart, the vision behind Booker Wines is to make incredible wine with as little interference as possible, trusting in their skills as winemakers and the rich history of the soil of the Paso Robles vineyard.

2017 My Favorite Neighbor Cabernet Sauvignon (750ML bottle)
2017 Oublié Ext – 56% Grenache, 22% Syrah and 22% Mourvèdre (750ML bottle)
2017 Fracture Ext Syrah (750ML bottle)

Owner and winemaker Eric Jensen will share the inspiration for each of these fine wines, the different farming techniques behind them, the tasting profiles across vintages, and plenty of charming tales. An hour with Eric sharing his passion for the fruits of Booker Vineyard will likely convince you to open bottle after bottle.

Virtual Tasting Experience with Wine: $300

Booker Wines will ship your wine package directly to your home for arrival the week of May 25th. The invitation to join the virtual tasting experience on the zoom platform will be sent via email.

Sextant Wines Virtual Wine Tasting

Get ready to pull the corks on four incredible varietals of Sextant wines with Winemaker Alex Frost as he takes you from vineyard to bottle during a live virtual tasting. Sextant relies on mindful winemaking practices that highlight the Paso Robles estate vineyard and reveal their artisanal selections intriguing enough for any occasion.

2018 Reserve Chardonnay, San Lucia Highlands (750ML bottle)
2017 Holystone Zinfandel (750ML bottle)
2017 Kamal Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (750ML bottle)
2016 Passage Founder’s Collection – 73% Syrah, 15% Grenache and 12% Mourvèdre (750ML bottle)

Sit back and listen to the story behind each wine as you enjoy the unique character of every sip in your own home. It will be hard to choose a favorite!

Virtual Tasting Experience with Wine: $200

Sextant Wines will ship your wines directly to your home for arrival the week of May 25th. The invitation to join the Virtual Tasting Experience on the zoom platform will be sent via email from Sextant Wines.

Nosotros Tequila Virtual Tasting & Pairing

It’s time to enjoy Nosotros Tequila, a Hermosa Beach-based, small-batch tequila that marries the Pura Vida lifestyle of Costa Rica with the rebel spirit of Mexico – all blended together under the California sun. Meant to be shared, each bottle of Nosotros Tequila brings people together to celebrate authentic moments and enjoy the experience of premium tequila.

Nosotros Blanco (750ML bottle)
Nosotros Reposado (750ML bottle)
Pairing Ingredients – Dark Chocolate, Oranges, Cinnamon

Join Carlos Soto, Founder and CEO of Nosotros Life and Spirits, as he brings us together as a community for a tequila tasting and pairing while still in our individual homes. You’ll participate in an introduction to tequila and learn the incredible story of how a Loyola Marymount University class project turned into the World’s Best Tasting Tequila.

Virtual Tasting Experience with Tequila + Pairings: $125

Your tequila and pairings will be delivered by Nosotros Tequila directly to your home during the week of May 25th. You must live within 15 miles of Hermosa Beach. The invitation to join the virtual tasting experience on the zoom platform will be sent via email from Nosotros Tequila.

Gray Whale Gin Virtual Tasting

Consciously-crafted, Gray Whale Gin is distilled from botanicals foraged along the migratory path of the California Gray Whale. From Baja California limes to sea kelp in Mendocino, each bottle not only celebrates friendships and good times, but also the 12,000 mile journey of the majestic creature.

Gray Whale Gin (750ML bottle)
Gray Whale Gin Upcycled Candle
Cocktail Recipe Card

Meet Manhattan Beach locals and Gray Whale Gin co-founders, Jan & Marsh Mokhtari, for a virtual cocktail hour among friends. They’ll show you how to make some of their favorite handcrafted cocktails while sharing the story of the award-winning Gray Whale Gin.

Virtual Tasting Experience with Gray Whale Gin + Candle: $100

Your gin/candle package will be available for curbside pickup at the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation (MBEF) office in Manhattan Beach during the week of May 25th. We will contact you via email with specific dates and times in order to allow for social distancing. The invitation to join the virtual tasting experience on the zoom platform will be sent via email from Gray Whale Gin.

Handcrafted Beer Tasting with
El Segundo Brewing Company

El Segundo Brewing is known for its hop-forward West Coast IPA’s, but they are also master craftsmen when it comes to other classic styles. Some new to the craft beer scene may consider all IPAs the same, but what sets the El Segundo hoppy beers apart is that you can taste the incredible diversity that hops offer.

Ballpark Blond (Hand Canned Crowler – 32oz)
Casa Azul Lager (Hand Canned Crowler – 32oz)
Segundonator Doppelbock (Hand Canned Crowler – 32oz)
Hop Tanker DIPA (22oz bottle)
Mayberry IPA (four 16oz cans)
Old Jetty Barrel-Aged Barley-wine (375ml)

Take a guided virtual tour of the award-winning hop varieties with Tom Kelley, Certified Cicerone, to truly understand the layered and distinctive flavor profile of El Segundo Brewing Company. This locally-owned, independent craft beer will not disappoint!

Virtual Tasting Experience with Beer: $75

Your beer package will be available for pickup at the Slice & Pint in El Segundo on May 28th and May 29th between 12:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. We will contact you via email with more details. The invitation to join the virtual tasting experience on the zoom platform will be sent via email from El Segundo Brewing Company.