Mike - I’ll admit that we still haven’t nailed the language in describing these events, largely because it is such a moving beast and all quite new.
Whilst we aren’t able to get wine as quickly as we would like to our members, the events will tend to focus on the wider context of a winery or region rather than any specific wines, so opening any wine would be appropriate.
That being said, for events where a specific wine will be tasted, we will include that in the event copy. We have done this with the Musar event where Gaston and Pierre are likely to briefly discuss the 2012 and 2013 Musar and 2017 Hochar. But as we know the majority of those participating won’t have those wines open, we will keep this brief
My expectation is that in time we will be able to categorise the different events more descriptively e.g A conversation with…, an audience with…, a tasting with…, a masterclass with … etc. Then once we have the systems and capability of offering wine to accompany our events we will expand the virtual event programme even further.