Tastoria Partners With Stream57 for Unique Virtual Wine Tastings

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Virtual wine tasting host Tastoria has partnered with webcasting and rich media solutions provider Stream57 to present unique interactive online wine tastings. The inaugural event, set for Friday, September 28, 2007, will introduce six wines from Sonoma Valley, and feature a live broadcast hosted by a panel of wine experts from a studio in the northern California region, as well as live community chat and Q&A with the hosts.

Innovative virtual wine tasting host Tastoria has partnered with Stream57, the leading provider of fully customizable webcasting and rich media solutions for online communications, to present unique interactive online wine tastings, with the inaugural event taking place on Friday, September 28, 2007.

Through StreamLine, Stream57's web-based software suite, Tastoria will showcase a brand new way to experience a classic wine tasting, as viewers join together to sample bottles from Sonoma Valley in an event broadcast live from a studio in the northern California region on Friday evening. A panel of wine experts will present and discuss six local wines, with wine lovers around the country joining in to ask questions and chat live with the hosts. Participants who register in advance with Tastoria are sent a Tastoria Tasting Pack, which includes six bottles of wine and a pass code to log on to the tasting from the comfort of their own homes. In addition to live community chat and question and answer sessions with the hosts, users will be able to vote on wines, rate their favorites in the pack, and get additional information on any they find appealing.

Approached by Tastoria to enhance their innovative online wine tastings, Stream57 developed customized features for their installation-free software suite StreamLine for the live event. The fully interactive application is designed to engage Tastoria's users and enhance communication between presenters and viewers, bringing wine experts and worldwide connoisseurs together through the Internet.

"Tastoria provided us an opportunity to approach customization of StreamLine's community and e-learning features from a fun and original direct-to-consumer perspective," says Stream57 Vice President of Development Jim Phelan. "Tastoria's inventive forum for sharing wine and wine knowledge gave us a creative way to showcase StreamLine's features with a great new online partner."

"We are delighted to be working with Stream57," said Tastoria Co-Founder and Executive Producer Paul Newman. "We like the people and we love the application. We are consistently impressed by the team that sits behind the technology, and we're looking forward to a long-lasting partnership with Stream57 as we take Tastoria wine tasting events around the world."

"Working with Tastoria has been great," Stream57 President Ben Chodor added. "StreamLine was able to add so much interactivity and style to the already-creative Tastoria presentations, and we're definitely looking forward to cracking open our tasting pack and joining in on the fun this Friday. We're looking forward to using this technology for many other consumer-based social networking and user interactivity purposes."

About Stream57
Stream57 is an energetic team that believes in the power of the Internet for learning, marketing and entertainment. StreamLine, Stream57's cutting-edge webcast and rich media software suite, brings a new level of interactivity to online video presentations and e-learning. Purpose built and customized for each individual project by Stream57's team of developers and support staff, StreamLine ensures the best possible user experience and most effective way to produce results with modern technology.

Founded in 2001 by President Ben Chodor, Stream57 has provided software and services for rich media delivery, webcasting, collaboration and e-learning, consistently evolving to stay at the forefront of the interactive and streaming media industry. Stream57 has engineered creative communication solutions for a wide range of distinguished clients, including several Fortune 1000 corporations, national charities, higher education institutions and health care organizations. For more information on Stream57's products and services, please call 212-909-2550 or visit http://www.Stream57.com.

About Tastoria
Tastoria is a dynamic wine media company that produces and broadcasts live Virtual Wine Tasting Events over the Internet. Tastoria's unique events can be viewed by any registered user with a broadband connection, and have served to merge social gatherings of groups at home with online social networking through chat and live interaction during the events. Users are able to talking directly to wine experts and presenters throughout each live event, with a growing library of wine tasting video clips, wine tips and advice archived on the Tastoria website. Tastoria provides wine producers , wholesalers and distributers with an innovative and cost-effective way of sharing wine experiences anywhere in the world, and offers services including regional- or producer-sponsored events, tastings of individual wines, tutored wine tastings and trade information services and sales support. For more information on Tastoria's services, please call 978-317-4136 or visit http://www.Tastoria.com.


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