I used to work in an office and escaped to pursue my passion for the vine and have learnt a lot along the way. Now I want to pass on some of the formal and informal training and tips that I have picked up. I've designed some courses which will help any aspiring Oz Clarke's out there to expand their palate, and some great introductory sessions to give consumers more confidence.
I am not tied or restricted to the wines which are tasted at events and do not sell wine so you don't have to worry about the hard sell. The tastings are designed to give you the opportunity to make up your own mind and develop the tasting skills to evaluate wines for quality yourself. I select wines that express the regions in which they are made and explain wine making techniques which affect the character of the wines. The tastings are informal and relaxed giving everyone a chance to enjoy the wines and find a favorite.
Fine wine can seem like a very intimidating world where you need to know a lot even before you can step foot in a specialist retailer, but a little bit of knowledge can really help. There are lots of simple bits of information which can help to explain wine pricing and flavor which once understood can change your whole perception of wine.
I will be blogging to let you know about events and tastings which I will be hosting but also to muse on what I love about wine and what intrigues me. If you enjoy this please let me know and comment I'll do my best to reply.
Here's hoping I'll see you soon