Corporate & Private Tastings
Cambridgeshire Wine School runs professionally organised wine events tailored to meet the demands of business and private clients. From staff socials to team building or client entertainment - with the opportunity to host it in the luxurious surrounds of Gonville & Caius college!
"We organised a wine tasting social event for our sales staff run by Mark and the atmosphere was relaxed but informative. There was a great finale to the evening and I‘d certainly recommend this event to anyone curious about wine tasting.” (Martin Cuthbert, WebTec, March 2014).
"As a Team Building Afternoon I couldn't rate Cambridge Wine School Tasting highly enough. The trainer was informative and flexible and the afternoon was run professionally and was great fun." (Becky Hain, Weetabix, Sep 2013).
"A fantastic evening. We have had many kind responses from our clients saying how much they enjoyed Mark’s presentation. It was great fun and the competition with teams created a brilliant atmosphere with lots of banter! Highly recommended." (David Wakelin, Michael Page Recruitment).
"Brilliant evening. Refreshing to hear the science behind the drinking!" (Mike, Barclays staff social).
We run corporate events for companies large and small. Our packages can be tailored to meet a wide variety of requirements and to suit most budgets. Companies use us for events such as:
- Client Entertainment
- Staff Team-Building, Reward/Entertainment
- Business Seminars/Conferences (usually prior to dinner!)
We also host fund-raising wine tastings for local & national charitable organisations.
"Really excellent evening - informative and tasty!" (Andrew France, Ernst & Young social networking for staff and clients).
Our format for an 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!)
"Very entertaining. Great format." (Jeff Windsor, client of Ernst & Young).
An event can take many formats, from fun and informal with quiz/team element, to a tutored wine tasting with a wide variety of wines and it can be planned to last for as long as required - from a 30 minute pre-dinner Champagne tasting to a full 'Introduction to Wine'. All equipment, glasses, wine, notes etc are supplied.
One 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.
Wine Tastings can also include a rapid introductory session on how to taste wine – explained in a no-nonsense practical way - and our aroma phial kits, a box of wine-related aromas that are a uniquely inventive way of developing the guests' sensory skills in a way that provides entertainment and interest. Theme evenings can include French vs New World, Australia vs America, old wine or young wine, Italy vs Spain etc.
Please Contact Mark Anstead who will be happy to discuss - formats, themes, dates, locations, numbers, budgets etc
We can also arrange private wine tastings at a selected venue, or in your own home if you wish. We usually advise a minimum party size of 8 for cost reasons and 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, but for larger groups can be as little as £15 per head. And click here for a luxury experience for small groups in Cambridge!
Or, for something different, why not consider hiring us for a privately Chauffered Wine Tasting Punt tour of the River Cam! Each punt holds 8-12 people and we can provide extra wine hosts for more than one punt!
Please Contact Mark Anstead on 01223 655391 or 07989 606447 for further information.