panel discussion

Replay: Enhancing Your Tasting Skills

Drinking whiskey and other spirits is fun and easy but truly tasting whiskey critically is a skill that comes with practice. Join Nate (@Singlemaltdaily) Virginia Miller, founder of The Perfect Spot, and Ziggy Eschliman, the Countess of Cocktails, to learn how they developed their palates and analyze spirits so that you can enhance your own tasting skills. 

In this panel Nate, Virginia, and Ziggy will discuss:  

  • How to develop your palate  
  • How to taste spirit & make tasting notes 
  • How professional tasting competitions are conducted 
  • Learn how to enhance your tasting skills

We’ll also have a live Q&A so you can engage directly with our expert panel during the event.

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Nate Gana, @nategana & Co-Founder of Bevridge
Following his passion for luxury whisky, Nate founded @SingleMaltDaily in 2015. Quickly garnering respect and influence within the luxury whisky market, Nate has evolved his social influence & whisky knowledge to become a featured contributor in publications including Food & Wine, Forbes, Men's Journal, and UPROXX. He has also been selected as a two-time judge at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Nate has been invited to host whisky education events for companies all over the world including Google, Nike, Facebook, lnstagram, Netflix, VICE, among others. Nate also co-founded Bevridge in March 2021.
Special Guests:
Virginia Miller, The Perfect Spot
Founding The Perfect Spot in 2007, Virginia Miller is the West North America Chair for The World's 50 Best, has been Zagat SF editor, SF Guardian restaurant critic and Table8 National Editor/VP of Content. Published in over 60 international publications, she regularly covers dining, restaurants, travel, spirits, cocktails and bars globally at Distiller Magazine,, American Whiskey Magazine, The Bold Italic/Medium, Time Out, Gin Magazine, Cocktail Lovers, Where Traveler, Google’s Touringbird, Food Republic, Whisky Magazine, Thrillist, Alaska Airlines, to name a few. She’s visited over 11,000 restaurants and 20,000 bars around the world.
Ziggy Eschliman, The Wine Gal & Countess of Cocktails
Ziggy Eschliman is among America’s most enthusiastic, authoritative and entertaining libation experts. For more than 25 years, Ziggy, known worldwide as “The Wine Gal” has set and reported trends in wine, spirits and all things to imbibe. Her wine country lifestyle brand, ZigStyle, embraces her art of life, entertaining, wine, cocktails and gardening. Ziggy’s award winning, wine focused radio shows, have a long time loyal following and are broadcast on FM stations and stream worldwide. Her writings are featured in lifestyle and libation based publications. As a wine and spirits expert, Ziggy is a lead judge in both international spirits and wine competitions. Ziggy is a dynamic guest speaker, educator and presenter. ZigStyle is embraced in all she does and is a welcome, catching, organic approach to our busy lives.