freelancer

Samantha Capaldi

Certified Sommelier, let's wine taste!

The best way to describe my sommelier led virtual wine tastings is that they are fun, laidback, and approachable! Any level of wine enthusiast can benefit from a sommelier guided tasting with me. The fantastic thing about wine is there is always something new we can learn! I have been doing in-home private wine tastings since 2015 and took them virtually in 2018 to cater to more clients across the globe! Whether your tasting is in-person or virtual, I have curated approachable and resourceful wine tasting materials to download and print to follow along with during the tasting! You will have lifetime access to these materials after our time together. I have made myself available seven days a week for virtual tastings to accommodate everyone the best that I can. Along with your sommelier tasting materials, I will curate a custom wine list that will make buying your wine simple regardless of where you live. Cheers!

My Background

I AM A Phoenix-based SOMMELIER, INFLUENCER, TV PERSONALITY AND ONLINE WINE AND SOCIAL MEDIA CONSULTANT. I FOUND MY WINE PASSION EARLY, LAUNCHING MY IN-HOME WINE TASTING BUSINESS, SAMANTHA SOMMELIER AT THE AGE OF 23. AFTER GRADUATION, I MOVED TO PHOENIX, WHERE I WORKED SEVERAL JOBS. A BLOG I DID ON FOOD AND WINE FOR FUN MORPHED INTO ORGANIZING WINE TASTINGS FOR FRIENDS, THEN A REALIZATION THAT I WANTED TO STEER MY CAREER IN THAT DIRECTION. I DECIDED TO ATTEND A “WINE BOOT CAMP,” TAKING MY INTENSIFIED SOMMELIER TRAINING PROGRAM AT THE INTERNATIONAL CULINARY CENTER OF CALIFORNIA, WHERE I RECEIVED MY LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATION THROUGH THE COURT OF MASTER SOMMELIERS. BACK IN PHOENIX, I OPTED TO WORK WITH PRIVATE CLIENTS IN THEIR HOMES, ZEROING IN ON MILLENNIALS WITH AN EASYGOING BFF APPROACH TO GUIDING GUESTS THROUGH WINE TASTINGS. MY MISSION IS TO MAKE WINE FUN AND APPROACHABLE FOR ANY LEVEL OF WINE ENTHUSIAST!

What Team Members Should Bring

Internet Connection
Computer, Phone or Tablet

The Setup For the Virtual Session

My virtual tastings are in my bedroom that I made partly my office! I will have a ring light for proper lighting and a mic to give you the best possible sound and visuals for our tasting!

Seshie Values

Diversity and Inclusion

Team Building and Camaraderie

Communication and Trust

Kindness and Empathy

Learning Something New

Cancellation Policy

As a customer if you cancel 48 hours after you have booked a session with a guide you will get a 50% refund. If you cancel before the 48 hours you receive your full refund. Customers also receive full refunds whenever a guide cancels

How to Experience Seshie

Please make sure you and your team members have Zoom downloaded. After you book a seshie in the confirmation email you will receive details providing the Zoom link and password information.