The Experience

Is there anything more constructive than evolving how your team cares for each other – while enjoying two exceptional wines?

Four-time Olympic medalist Summer Sanders joins you live – along with a wine educator from Pangloss Cellars. Summer Sanders will explain why ‘appreciation’ — as distinct from ‘recognition’ — is a central theme on highly-functioning athletic teams. While tasting a white ‘Appreciation’ blend or Chenin Blanc, your team will toast something they inherently appreciate about each other. While tasting the pinot noir, you will toast a shared norm that will ground your team together.

This is an excellent Experience to build connection and celebrate your team.


Includes Kit Includes Kit
Vegan Option Vegan Option
Non-Alcoholic Option Non-Alcoholic Option
$195 per person
Artboard 1 48-hour hold available

The Creators

Summer Sanders is an American sports commentator and former competitive swimmer.

She won four medals (two gold) at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and nine NCAA championship titles during her two-year career at Stanford University.

Summer hosted the NBA’s “Inside Stuff” for eight seasons and was Nickelodeon’s first ever female game show host of “Figure It Out” for 5 seasons.

She has been a correspondent for Good Morning America and the Today Show. She has also covered 8 Olympic Games for both NBC and Yahoo Sports as reporter and host.

Jeremy Diasio is a member of the Pangloss Cellars Optimist Society – a group dedicated to finding meaning and connection through food and wine.

Use Cases

This experience can help your team accomplish several goals. Read more about the needs this experience could fill for your team.

Bond and Engage

Onboard and Get to Know

Kickoff, Execute and QBR

What You Get

A wine tasting kit that includes:

– A 750mL bottle of “Appreciation” white blend or Chenin Blanc from Pangloss Cellars (white wine)

– A 750mL bottle of “True North” or Anderson Valley Pinot Noir from Pangloss Cellars (red wine)


A non-alcoholic tasting kit that includes:

– A 750mL bottle of “For Bitter For Worse Eva’s Spritz” (NY Times top-10 non-alcoholic drinks of the year – 2021)

– A 500mL bottle of “Ghia” (NY Times top-10 non-alcoholic drinks of the year – 2021)


Additional add-on options:

  • Appreciation Add-On
    • - Paired Cheese, Salumi and Flatbread (Traditional)
    • - Paired Plant-Based Cheese, Salumi and Flatbread


Howard • November 2021

CHRO at $200M SaaS company

“…I started as CFO in July. This was the most effective thing we have done as an ELT to establish a rhythm together.”


Julie • November 2021

CMO with 10 person team

“…our biggest challenge with ‘virtual happy hours’ had been ‘how to get started’. A number of people had started to skip them. This was so new and different. We got a meaningful conversation started — something we haven’t done together in a long time.”

Keira • November 2021

CMO with 10 person team

“…was so impactful that I shared with our CEO, and she has our entire exec team doing the same experience.”

Sylvain • October 2021

Treasurer with 12 person team

“…Summer Sanders is wonderful; first-rate shared experience and it lead all of us to ‘rethink’ the concepts of appreciation and recognition…and the wine was great, too!”