I am Clive and my own passion for wine was ignited in the early 1980s, initially through an encounter with vintage port. This sparked not only my taste buds but also a thirst for knowledge to discover more about the wonderful world of wine
My quest has taken me to nearly all the wine producing areas of Western Europe – as well as South Africa, the USA and Canada – during which time I have been privileged to meet some of the world's finest wine producers. In 2016 I graduated with the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) Level 4 Diploma, and during the course of my studies I was awarded the Graham's Port Scholarship which resulted in a study trip to the Douro Valley in Portugal courtesy of the Symington family.
I specialise in the presentation of wine tastings and food and wine matching events to the general public and to corporate and private clients for team building, client entertainment, social, fundraising and educational purposes. I aim to share my passion for wine in a manner that is informative and entertaining, making the appreciation of wine enjoyable and easy to understand. As well as featuring the more popular grape varieties and countries, I like to introduce audiences to high quality wines from grapes and regions with which they are much less familiar, and I have maintained a particular interest in Fortified Wines. Each event is a unique occasion that is specifically tailored to meet the needs of the individual client.
I run a regular series of themed wine tastings in Southgate, London N14, which typically feature a range of 10 wines with matching finger foods. For details of these and other public events please take a look at the Passion4Wine Facebook Page or use the Contact Form
Passion4Wine events have helped to raise many thousands of pounds for charities, including over £1600 from a single event for the North London Hospice. I run regular events for the Lord's Taverners and the Hatters Explorer Scout Unit, and many other tastings for a range of charities.
Corporate, Social and Private Events:
I host wine tastings, food & wine evenings and wine & quiz events for companies (e.g. team building, client entertainment), social groups and private clients (e.g. birthdays, anniversaries, hen parties).
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