Private tasting events: If you have something to celebrate, why not offer your friends, family or clients the chance to learn a bit about wine, and have a ball in the process? A proven icebreaker, we can design a tasting event to match your budget and timelines. Whether in a private home, a hotel, a rented facility, or a lakeside cabin, this is a great way to entice participants to your event, and give them something to talk about as the event progresses after the tasting.
Wine appreciation classes: Courses have been designed for between two and ten contact hours. More academic in approach, these classes are designed to meet the specific needs of the audience and enrich the participants’ understanding of wine and their own enjoyment of it. Multi-media PowerPoint presentations form the structure, readings are provided as takeaways, and scent quizzes and tastings are also included, ensuring high value and tons of fun!
Restaurant wine programs: For smaller restaurants who aren’t able to have a full time sommelier on site, we can work together to build a wine program that enhances your menu and seasonal changes. Staff tastings and training will ensure optimum wine sales and delighted clientele.
Cellar management programs: Whether you are starting a collection, or adding to one that’s already in progress, we can undertake a detailed consultation to assess your tastes, preferences and wine habits. From there, an acquisition strategy will be designed that will ensure your drinking pleasure for the coming year and beyond.
Tours and cruises are planned at various times. A fantastic cruise to Europe is coming up next fall:
Vineyards and Vignettes – London to Barcelona September 5 – 19, 2011
The sun-kissed Iberian Peninsula and Atlantic coast of France are renowned for their characteristic food, alluring seaports and passion for life, all which are reflected in this splendid voyage. Of course France also excels in signature wines; perhaps none as identifiable as those produced around Bordeaux, where we will taste wines with your host Deborah Wickins. Prepare to be emerged in a world of elegance without pretense, peerless cuisine and impeccable service. We sail with Oceania on the luxurious mid-size ship Insignia, where you will be treated to a host of discoveries, enrichment and experiences that are beyond compare.
Ocean View Stateroom from $5999 Balcony Stateroom from $7099
Price includes event information sessions; return air from Vancouver, 14 day cruise, pre-paid gratuities ($420 per stateroom value) and onboard/onshore wine experiences with your host sommelier.
Prices are per person in USD based on double occupancy and subject to availability at time of booking. Pre/post cruise hotel options are available upon request. This tour has limited availability and we encourage you to book early to avoid disappointment.