Book a Private Beer, Wine, and Spirits Tasting Event with Raleighwood Event Group
Raleighwood Event Group provides professional beer, wine, and spirits tasting events for businesses, non-profit organizations, and private individuals that can be customized to your preferences and tailored to fit your audience of guests. Whether you would like to focus exclusively on whiskey, bourbon, or scotch – or try a variety of beers, wines, and spirits selected to appeal to a wide variety of guest interests – our team will work with you to design a program that is unique, engaging, and fun for all involved.
We recommend small group sizes of 20 attendees or less to allow guests to ask questions and socialize easily, but can gladly scale our presentations and tastings to accommodate larger audiences.
When sampling alcoholic beverages, we strongly suggest that appropriate food items be provided, as well, and are happy to make suggestions about what items pair best with the beverages selected for your tasting. For events outside of a 30-mile radius of our Raleigh office, a travel fee may apply.
Attendees must be 21 years of age or older to participate.
Pricing for a 90-minute tasting event varies based on the number of event attendees.
- Up to 10 Guests: $300
- 10-19 Guests: $450
- 20-29 Guests: $550
Please contact us via the form below for events with 30+ guests to receive a custom proposal for your event.
Our rates include professional instruction by two or more certified hosts and printed tasting notes. Alcohol, glassware, food, or other consumables are not included—an itemized budget, as well as purchasing and rental options, will be prepared for your event at no additional cost.
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About Our Hosts
Raleighwood Media Group + Raleighwood Event Group founder Lisa Jeffries began her experience in the hospitality industry in 2008 with the opening of Buckhead Saloon in Downtown Raleigh as a promotional manager. As her experience in business-to-consumer and business-to-business events expanded, she co-founded Raleigh Food & Wine with Umbria Hospitality‘s Samad Hachby. From intimate events for just a few guests to product launches and trade shows that welcome thousands of visitors, she’s spent over close to two decades now producing experiential opportunities to put “liquid to lips”. As a Stave & Thief Executive Bourbon Steward, Lisa joins a small designation of just 2,500 global beverage professionals who have developed a strengthened understanding of the technical side of bourbon production, its history and relationship to other whiskeys, and the variety of aromas and flavors found in different expressions, giving her the tools to build creative flights and guide participants in engaging sensory experiences. Her current favorite bourbon? Blade & Bow, enjoyed on a rock.
Originally hailing from Raleigh, NC, Johnnie Nobling, Director of Sales for Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits Coastal Pacific – North Carolina, began his career in the beverage industry representing Anheuser-Busch in the Wilmington, NC, for nearly ten years. A new role with Harris Wholesale, and eventually R. A. Jeffreys, afforded him a move back to Raleigh just in time to experience the boom of the craft beer movement. Today, Johnnie has graduated to the “higher sin”, as he jokes, exclusively representing premium spirit brands from around the world. Also a Stave & Thief Executive Bourbon Steward, Johnnie builds on close to three decades of beverage industry experience to share not only his keen understanding of the technical craft behind some of the most sought-after brands but also a wildly entertaining collection of stories from behind the scenes of the industry. His latest whiskey favorite is “farm to bottle” Woodinville Whiskey, crafted in Washington state.