Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Where do you stage your events?
A. Anywhere! In company board rooms, speciality venues, conference locations, hotels and restaurants. We have a selection of venues with whom we regularly work, though as often we are brought to a location of choice.
Q. What type of event does your entertainment suit?
A. We have a range of formats suitable for different groups. We regularly provide entertainment for: client hospitality events, networking, PR occasions, conference activities, corporate fun days, staff motivation evenings and exhibitions.
Q. How do your tastings, shows and challenges run?
A. They are either organised as interactive shows, with guests seated around tables, often tasting in teams to encourage interaction, or we prepare the entertainment to suit a standing reception. They can be staged during an afternoon, pre-dinner, during dinner or after dinner; though rarely at breakfast!
Q. Do you only work in the UK?
A. No. We are often brought in for client and conference events overseas. We simply prepare our formats with drinks and equipment at the location, avoiding costly equipment transportation charges.
Q. Do venues mind you bringing your own wine?
A. Often they don't. We recommend that all drinking wines come from the venue, so your tasting wines rarely attract corkage. If the venue does wish to charge, we simply arrange to have the tasting wine come from them and you are charged the same. We also provide all staff to pour and glasses so we need not inconvenience the venue.
Q. Do you organise everything for the event, including a venue and catering?
A. Our service is flexible. We are happy to organise the entire event, including all sundry items. Alternatively, if you have preferred locations, caterers and an existing format, we are delighted just to provide our entertainment formats.
The experts at Taste of the Vine are led by Francis, Peter and Richard. Each has a passion for their subjects (bordering on the unhealthy, some of the team think) but know that entertainment stems from engaging the audience. The last fifteen years have seen the events evolve into a highly polished blend of information, interaction and comedy.
The company as a whole is passionate too. Passionate about service. This of course is highly self serving, as we realise we don't have to spend time chasing new clients if our old ones just keep coming back!
The event formats
Whether you are networking, or entertaining clients, internal teams or the press, we tailor the event format to ensure success and great feedback for you.
Where do we hold events?
Where do we do what we do? Everywhere! Wherever you take us or allow us to recommend. Click on venues for some suggestions.
What are people saying about us?
Are you new to Taste of the Vine? A few unsolicited client comments will assure you that you're in good company and our FAQ section (left) may answer your queries.