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On March 20th, more than 3.3 million hospitality professionals were laid off in an effort to keep our communities safe. These professionals now rely entirely on unemployment to pay their bills and feed their families. This temporary project was designed to bring newly unemployed and Covid-affected Sommeliers around Austin directly to your home. Join us as we explore the world of wine with you one class at a time!

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Wine & Wellness with Daniela DaSuta

During these unprecedented times, it’s more difficult than ever to stay present and relaxed. But what if you could use wine as a tool to center your mind amidst the chaos? Come virtually join local wine educator Daniela DaSuta for Wine and Wellness, a class that will offer not only tips on how to achieve mindfulness, but also recommendations on how to choose bottles without hidden additives, sneaky sugar, or other undisclosed ingredients.

Sauvignon Blanc From Around the World with J.R.

Sauvignon Blanc, or ‘wild white’, is one of the oldest cultivated wine grapes in the world and has worked its way into every major wine-growing country. Whether you’re familiar with the bright, charismatic wines of New Zealand, or the refined, mineral-driven classics from France, we’ll explore the subtle differences between the many identities of this universally popular grape. Join Sommelier J.R. for a global breakdown of how this “savage” variety behaves across hemispheres and beyond borders.

Sign Up: Unconventional Wine Grapes with Paige

Most of us are familiar with grapes like Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and even Gamay… but did you know there are around 10,000 different wine grape varieties in the world? We will explore just a tiny fraction of these lesser known varieties, focusing on those that are more widely available and may even be hiding in plain sight. Grab your favorite bottle made from an offbeat grape variety, or even take a chance on a grape you have literally never heard of before and we will talk about where these grapes are cultivated, what to expect from some of these bottles, and just begin to scratch the surface of the world of wine grapes.


  • The selflessness of what y’all are doing has helped me keep my phone bill up to date and internet working in order to continue searching for a lucrative job. Thank you so so much. It will not be forgotten. 

    Cam, TipShare Recipient

  • Dear Somm Team,

    Thank you so much for your generosity. It is these acts of kindness that keep us all moving forward in this difficult time. 

    Cara, TipShare Recipient

  • Thank you so much!  
    I will be immediately applying these funds to this month’s bills, specifically toward insurance in the open marketplace as I lost my workplace insurance.

    Andrew, TipShare Recipient