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RECENT COMMENTS

Gilbert was an absolutely fantastic host. He was knowledgeable and friendly. He answered all of our questions. I simply cannot speak highly enough of his great hosting skills. The venue was nice and easy to find and again the staff were very friendly. The wine tasting had a fantastic selection to choose from. Very good value for money and we would definitely book this experience again.

Shana


We had such a lovely time with Gilbert. He is extremely knowledgeable about wine culture and science! And a personable host. It was great value with delicious and plentiful food too.

India

The wine tasting went over and above expectations! Was great value with meal and had the perfect balance of learning and tasting wine :) It was a great group and the wine was fabulous. Gilbert was extremely knowledgeable! 5 Stars

Sophie

We enjoyed Winfield Wines World Tour at the Cote Brasserie few years ago, so this year I bought the Spanish Wine and Tapas evening for my husband Ben for his birthday. I was a little bit apprehensive as he has not been a huge fan of Spanish wines in the past (he’s Italian origin - is it a bit like the English and the Scots? cheerful rivalry?) , but I thought the South American element might interest him. And there’s always Rioja…. Plus - huge draw - the tasting evening is at Jamon Jamon in the REALLY convenient location of Soho. Didn’t know Jamon Jamon and the private room set aside just for us for the tasting evening was a revelation / very private, colourful pleasant setting. Great service by the waiters. You feel you are attending something special - a good move for a birthday celebration gift. Gilbert Winfield greeted us with a very warm welcome and, as before, was very chatty and friendly. I remembered that from the World Tour and really liked that, as I have been to other tastings , especially on the Continent (have I mentioned Austria?) where the atmosphere was stuffy, not particularly friendly and therefore a bit intimidating. This was nothing like that. Very friendly, casual, fun atmosphere, but with lots of attention paid by Gilbert to teaching us as much as he could about the different wines and encouraging us to participate (only if we wanted to) and ask questions, offer opinions etc. Very well organised and focussed on the wines. The wine selection was very interesting indeed and covered Spain and several South American countries in a comparative and highly informative way. Plenty of wine on offer and no eyebrows were raised if we didn’t use the spittoons and instead drank away. As one of the other guests and I agreed, we were certainly not going to waste the wine by using the spittoons. Strikes me that Gilbert is a walking encyclopaedia on wine, but manages to convey the information without being patronising, snooty or boring. Quite the opposite in fact. It was a lot of fun, with lots of laughter. Lastly, there was absolutely no pressure at all to purchase any wines, but if you did want to do so, then the price and where to buy (including from Winfield Wines, but also from Waitrose, Lidl etc.) details were readily accessible. Oh, yes, lastly lastly, the tapas food was excellent and plentiful (and matched to enhance the wine) - and neither Ben nor I usually like tapas, so that is truly saying something. Can’t think of anything I’d ask Gilbert to do differently, and that is also saying something. Looking forward to other events! Keen to do more. A really entertaining, fun evening where we both learnt a lot. And Ben was very pleased with his birthday gift!

Irena

Excellent day tasting all the wines Gilbert carefully selected for the day. Really lovely overview of new and old world wines, and the lunch was excellent too. Definitely recommend this experience - would make a perfect present for a wine-lover! Rating: 10/10

Sujata

Just wanted to send a quick note to say a huge thanks for a fabulous evening tasting delicious Tapas & wines. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and thought you excelled yourself with immense knowledge of the wines etc. Will recommend the experience to my friends. Many thanks again,
Christine & Mark 😁

A great day with a very knowledgeable host who took us around the world with some excellent wines.

Andrew

 

Really fun night. The wines were really good. Small room on long table conducive to speaking to others - met some really nice people. Highly recommend Gilbert, the venue and the wines.

Victoria

Thank you very much for your reply, we did the wine tasting last night and loved it! The Chardonnay was a lovely surprise, but our favourite was the Italian rosso. Thanks again,
Fran

I just wanted to thank for a fantastic wine tasting on Saturday.  Our guests thoroughly enjoyed the your introduction of the wines and the selection ensured everyone was trying wines they would not normally have bought; I will definitely be trying the Austrian white again.  It was also appreciated that you stayed later and happily continued to share your wine knowledge with those who shared a real interest. Many thanks.

Clive 

Thank you again for a brilliant wine tasting experience on Friday. I had some really lovely comments from guests afterwards as it’s not something they had done before, so it went down a treat, thank you.

Emma

 

Very interesting, knowledgeable tutor. Great selection of wines. Tasty lunch. Lovely time meeting like minded people. Overall Rating: 5/5

Sanjeev

Just wanted to say thank you again for organising such an enjoyable evening last night. Chris and I were most appreciative of both the wines and the variety of tapas.

Alan

 

My husband and I joined you on the Wine O'Clock Friday tasting. Just want to say thank you; we loved it! We were looking to try something different, and now feel we will be more adventurous with our wine choices

Jane and Chris

 

What a fantastic evening! Thank you so much for a wonderful wine tasting. We had a fantastic time enjoying your wines. It was just as enjoyable online as in person

Dave and Tasmin

 

Just a quick message to say thank you for the tasting last night. We had a great time and the wines were lovely! Will be recommending it for friends.

Katy

Thank you for the email below and for a FANTASTIC session on Thursday, we've heard nothing but brilliant things since. 

Rebecca, Outsystems

Just wanted to say what a lovely day we had wine tasting. Gilbert was incredibly knowledgeable and made learning about wine fun.

Rosie

Let me thank you for an excellent wine tasting session yesterday evening. Rebeca and I had a great time, loved the food and wine and found you to be incredibly knowledgeable and interesting.

Steven

Geoffrey and I received universally positive feedback from your talk last night - well researched and eloquently presented. Thank you for making the evening such a success!
Best wishes, Clive

Just a quick note to thank you very much for hosting our event at Bedales last night. Everyone really enjoyed the evening and learning a little about the wines, and it was a great chance for them all to network in a fun atmosphere too, which was our aim. Thank you once again for a great event.

Louise, FCSI

We had a brilliant experience on Saturday. You’ve enlightened us to a new dimension of wine that will make us both drink it with a heightened appreciation from now on! Honestly very, very enjoyable.
Matt


Really enjoyed the informality of the evening and the selection of wines. Everall Rating 5/5
Hannah


Very informative but great fun. Lunch was as lovely, and our host was very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Great day! Xx
Claire


Very interesting, knowledgeable tutor. Great selection of wines. Tasty lunch. Lovely time meeting like minded people. Overall Rating: 5/5
Soraya


A very enjoyable day and we learnt a lot about wine. The presenter, Gilbert, was knowledgeable, informative and entertaining.The location is amazing too.
Deborah


Great value. Very informative.
Simon


Good tips on how to experience different wines and the different regions of wine production.
Wayne

I just wanted to say thank you for a great evening last Tuesday.  Every thoroughly enjoyed themselves, maybe a little too much during the wine tasting.  Thanks again for all your help.

Dan, Harnel Group

Excellent food and wine expert. Great way to spend a day with my grown-up children!!

Gill

A very good day, learnt a lot about wines and had the opportunity to taste a lot of good wines as well. The selected wines came from all around the world, and included many which I would not have otherwise have tried. Venue and lunch were also good.

Christopher

What a lovely day, myself and my daughter really enjoyed ourselves, found it very interesting, fun, educational and entertaining. Would definitely recommend this, and would definitely do it again. 

Pauline and Judy

Fantastic day all round . Great knowledge, great wine and great food. Highly recommended

Marc

Thanks so much for the wine tasting. Great start to the evening.
Lin

Enjoyed the experience. As a complete wine novice, it was good to learn about how the wines are made and to try different wines from all over the world. Hard going in the afternoon after the 3 course lunch, as we were all a little sleepy! expert was very good.

Paul and Rosie

Great Day!

Amy

You get to try a broad selection of wines from around the world with interesting and fun commentary. The lunch is excellent. Overall great value

Sue

A very good evening and very informative. the accompanying food was very tasty.

Gillian, Wine and Tapas guest

Me and my husband very much enjoyed this experience. It was well organised, set in beautiful hotel in Covent Garden and the wine we tested was brilliant. We have learned a lot of new details about different grapes and regions. Thank you! Overall Rating 5/5 

Jana


I wanted to thank you very much for the wine tasting on Saturday. We had such a wonderful day. We loved tasting 16 high quality wines in a fun environment and we learnt so much. Thank you for sharing you vast knowledge of wine in an informative and fun way, without it being stuffy. The 3 course lunch was excellent and the venue was great too. I cannot recommend this wine tasting event enough. Worth every penny and more. We will be booking the tapas wine tasting with friends for later in the year. Thank you.

Marianna and Michael

A very informative and interesting day we were clearly on the right table and interacted well with the other guests - what a laugh and what a diverse group of people. Such fun. Overall Rating 5/5

Elizabeth

I bought this as a Christmas gift for my partner and we both thoroughly enjoyed the whole day. Gilbert was so knowledgeable and engaging, the day flew by. The food was very good too. All in all if you enjoy wine you will certainly enjoy this day and it was extremely good value.

Claire


Just wanted to say thank you for a fantastic day yesterday; we really enjoyed it and it opened our eyes to other wines to try and enjoy. Thanks again,
Stewart and Lynne


My friends and I are still telling everyone what a great time we had at the day at Browns before Christmas. I would really love to book for my sister and my brother in law to go to the day on the 4th March, could you let me know if there are still spaces for them?
Joanne


Really enjoyed the experience. Very interesting and informative. Overall rating 5/5
Caitriona


A Great Day Out. Gilbert made it an extremely interesting day plus a great venue, good food and of course good wine! Overall rating 5/5
Peter


I bought this as a Christmas present for my Mum and we both loved it. Very informative, engaging and fun! Gilbert was great, he really makes the experience. Highly recommend.

Many thanks for all your help!

Sara

A very informative and interesting day we were clearly on the right table and interacted well with the other guests - what a laugh and what a diverse group of people. Such fun. Overall Rating 5/5
Elizabeth                        

                                                                                                                 

Just to thank you again for organising such a great evening last night, everyone thoroughly enjoyed it, it was great fun, perfect for the type of evening we had, and I have had lots of comments this morning about your great presentation of and choice of wines.  I hope we can organise a proper wine tasting with you at some point soon where we can spend a bit more time tasting and enjoying the wines. Thanks very much again for everything. Wishing you a great Christmas and very Happy New year                        

Karen, E&Y

...the outcome and feedbacks from your Wine Tasting experience of the last night have been unanimously positive so a big thank you very much again for everything, it has definitely been a night to remember for us and as previously mentioned, I will not hesitate to use again your services in the future or to introduce you / recommend you to other people or companies. So, well done again, great experience and wines all together wishing you all the success for the future and a great Christmas and festive season.

Johann, Level 3

...but just to send along as immediate a note as possible to offer our most fantastic thanks for your visit with us this afternoon.  The students were absolutely inspired and enthused…even the many who were ‘conservatively’ drinking…and have been thanking us profusely for having invited you along.

Jeffrey, Sotheby's Institute of Fine Art

It was a brilliant session and apologies for attentions waning slightly at the end – that’s what happens after drinking such drinkable wine! WE all really enjoyed ourselves – it was very interesting – learnt a lot!

Meena, Squaretrade 

Thank you so much for an excellent job presenting the various Italian wines at the tasting yesterday. The feed-back here is excellent.  If anything else arises for any of my other teams, going forward, I will definitely be back in touch with you again.

Melanie-Jane, XL Catlin

Thank you again for Saturday it was amazing. Everyone had a really good time especially my fiance!  

Lucy 

You did an exceptional job! I can’t tell you the amount of emails I have received from people thanking us for such a wonderful evening!

Laura, Acadian Asset

I just wanted to say a big thanks for hosting a wonderful wine tasting for us last Thursday! 

We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and to have gained so many insights as to the versatile world of wines! Thanks very much and I certainly will recommend your services to whomever is looking for a similar team activity!

Femke, Ashbury

On behalf of the Whitewater Valley Wine Society, may I thank you very much for presenting the Rhone wines to us last evening.  It was a great evening and I know that our members thoroughly enjoyed both your presentation (including the excellent slides) and the wines.   Thanks for all your efforts in preparing for this tasting, which are much appreciated.Thanks so much for a fantastic evening. We all thoroughly enjoyed it.

Keith, Whitewater Wine Society

Thanks so much for a fantastic evening. We all thoroughly enjoyed it.

Kellie, Smith & Williamson

Just a quick note from all the hens. Thank you so much for a memorable and enjoyable wine tasting on Saturday. We had great fun and thought you were a engaging and knowledgeable speaker. Many thanks, also to your wife for the lovely gift for Becky.

Laura

I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say a massive thanks to yourself and Quentin for hosting the event last night. I think it was a huge success, and everyone had a great time. 

Becca, Three

It was an absolutely fantastic evening – everyone loved it, thank you. 

Anna, BMB

I had very good feedback regarding the wine tasting and the food and service at The Counting House.

Michelle, Fox Williams

Just wanted to say thank you very much for the providing a great tasting event on Saturday evening! And thank you for the lovely surprise at the end was a beautiful little bracelet which will provide a good memorabilia for the occasion.

Stacey

 

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