Home Industry News Releases Wine Spencer Sisters Decant the Virtual Tasting Experience

Wine Spencer Sisters Decant the Virtual Tasting Experience


Unique family-owned business brings new perspective to wine tasting

Wine Spencer LogoPhoenix, Ariz., June 18, 2020 — Wine Spencer (WS), two bold wine-loving sisters who recently launched their contemporary wine tasting events company, announce the expansion of their educational wine offerings to include vibrant and informative virtual wine tastings over Zoom.

Taking into account the current COVID-19 climate and the fight for racial injustice while still wanting to share their knowledge and passion for wine, Wine Spencer has created an exclusive virtual format of offerings on their website to inspire wine lovers and wine novices to join the tasting experience from the comfort of their home.

“While nothing can replace an in-person face to face experience, we are pivoting during this time to provide fun and inclusive programs for wine lovers of all levels, and backgrounds,” states Shaunna Cooper (pictured, left) Co-Founder and Chief Wine Taster.

Current Wine Spencer virtual wine experiences to choose from include: 

  • Wine 101
  • Rose All Day
  • Let’s Get Bubbly
  • South African Wine Tour
  • Black-owned Wineries

Introducing wines and its specialties in a truly engaging and rewarding presentation, Wine Spencer focuses on making wine accessible to all. “We have put a lot of thought into how to best serve our clientele, and we wanted to offer something new while staying relevant and addressing what is happening in our society right now,” conveys Shayla Smith (pictured, right), Co-founder, and Chief Wine Pairing Officer. “Our Black-owned wineries tasting experience is just one way we are trying to offer a new perspective while honoring our own heritage,” adds Shayla.

While establishing and growing their online virtual tastings, Wine Spencer will be giving back to their communities by donating a portion of the proceeds from each tasting to causes close to them, BET and the United Way organizations.

For more information on the tastings and the Wine Spencer services, please visit www.winespencer.com. Also please check out Wine Spencer social media pages on Instagram, @winespencer_, and on Facebook, Wine Spencer. To learn more about Shaunna and Shayla Co-Founders of Wine Spencer, click here.

About Wine Spencer

Born from a deep passion and curious affinity for wine early on, sisters Shaunna Cooper and Shayla Smith started Wine Spencer in honor of their father, grandfather, and great grandfather, all named Spencer. Having both earned the Wine Spirit and Education Trust Level 2 Award, these bold sisters are focused on taking the intimidation factor out of wine tasting. They are redefining what wine means and giving it a contemporary significance, especially among minority communities, diverse ethnicities, and cultures that have not traditionally been catered to within the wine industry. While the company is based in Arizona where Shaunna lives, Shayla resides in New York City to grow Wine Spencer in that area. For more information on wine tastings & virtual tastings, visit www.winespencer.com.



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.