Corporate & Private Wine Tastings
Newcastle Wine School also runs professionally organised wine events tailored to meet the demands of business and private clients.
We have run many successful corporate events for companies, both large and small in the Newcastle area. Our packages can be tailored to meet a wide variety of client requirements and to suit most budgets. Companies have used us for diverse events, such as:
The venue can be selected from our list, or the event can be organised at the clients premises/offices. The event can take many formats, from fun and informal with quiz/team element, to a tutored tasting with a wide variety of wines. All equipment, glasses, wine, notes etc are supplied. We have organised & hosted wine-tasting events for Ward Hadaway, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Eversheds, Benchmark Communications, BT, Tyne & Wear Museums, and many others.
Our format for the evening can be tailor made but normally includes the following -
- Hire/cleaning of professional ISO tasting glasses
- Chilling equipment for optimal serving of white wines
- Approx 6 different high-quality wines
- Professional tasting notes /quiz sheets on each wine
- Digital projection equipment with DVDs/Maps/Slides
- A fun quiz/team format tutored tasting
- Nez du Vin Aroma - sets of wine-related scents (fun!)
All our wine events are highly interactive in nature, and are produced and structured for all levels of knowledge and interest in wine. Our proven & successful format involves a fun, team-based wine quiz based on a blind-tasting game with lots of carefully-picked clues which allow novices as much chance of winning as seasoned wine drinkers. All our wine tastings include our aroma phial kits. These sets of wine-related aromas provide fantastic entertainment, and are a uniquely inventive way of developing the guests' sensory skills. Each Corporate event includes a rapid introductory session on how to taste wine – explained in a no-nonsense practical approach.
In the team quiz your wine host will present a series of wines to deduce the identity of . There can be many themes to the evening, all of which provide a focus for the guests and ample opportunity to collaborate and interact. Past themes have included French vs New World, Australia vs America, old wine or young wine, Italy vs Spain etc. For each wine the guests will receive helpful and objective coaching from the wine host enabling them to have a good chance at guessing the wine.
Please Contact Chris Powell (or phone 0191 2818045) who will be happy to discuss - formats, themes, dates, locations, numbers, budgets etc.
We can also arrange private tastings at a selected venue, or in your own home if you wish. We usually advise a minimum party size of 10-12 for cost reasons. We can offer advice on themes and wines if you wish, or source wines to suit your own preference. The tasting usually runs for 1.5 to 2 hours, but can be tailored to suit your requirements. Prices vary depending upon location, numbers, and of course the type of wine. Prices start from as little as £10 per head.
We also host fund-raising wine tastings for many local & national charitable organisations.
Please Contact Chris Powell (or phone 0191 2818045) for further information.