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 wine, the sovereign of drinks. Which other hobby could provide so much interest and enjoyment?
My quest has taken me to nearly all the wine producing areas of Western Europe – as well as South Africa and the Niagara Lakes region of Canada – during which time I have been privileged to meet some of the world’s finest wine producers. I established Passion4Wine in 2010 and at the same time achieved a Pass with Distinction grade in the WSET Advanced Certificate in Wines & Spirits; I am now furthering my knowledge by studying for the Diploma qualification.
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. Each event is a unique occasion that is specifically tailored to meet the needs of the individual client.
I run a regular series of wine tastings in Southgate, London N14, with recent themes including Wines of Italy, Wines for Christmas and A Mediterranean Summer. For details of these and other public events please take a look at the Passion4Wine Facebook Page or use the Contact Form
I am always happy to organise and present wine tastings to raise funds for charitable causes, and these have generated amounts ranging from a few hundred pounds to over £1600 from a single event for the North London Hospice.
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). Go to the Services page to find out more and check the Testimonials page to see what my customers think.