Past Events and Testimonials


I will be hosted another Pop Up Wine Tasting on Wednesday 19th October 2011 somewhere in the centre of Bristol.

The theme is Pioneering Pinot Noir- Pinot’s from the New World

The format will be the same: 1 Sparkling Wine, 6 Still Wines, and Wine related nibbles for


If you would like to attend please drop me a email, or follow the link below to purchase the tickets through PAYPAL.

Pioneering Pinot Noir

For more information on my Pop-Up Tastings and other events watch this space!

My most recent event has held at the lovely Park Plaza hotel in Cardiff. I hosted an afternoon of bubbles for a Hen Party, which was a fantastic day!

Here are some kind words from the organiser Alison Clarkson (@tiny_teapot):

“We had a great time on Saturday, your suggestion of tasting Bubblies rather than wine was spot on for a Hen Do and you pitched the afternoon just right. Perfect amount of info to make us feel that we were learning something but not too in depth. The Bubblies were delicious and it was great to see everyones different takes on them. You were knowledgeable and fitted in well with the group. Thanks for a great afternoon.” No, Thank you Alison!

If you are interested in booking me for events please email me on

Some pics will follow.

Some great write up’s on the recent ‘Chardonnay Conundrum’, held at the Lansdown in Clifton. A throughly enjoyable evening!

Martin of Bristol Culture:

Guardian Wine Writer, Fiona Beckett:

And some lovely mentions on Twitter:

grapegrind Nice line up of Chardonnay at last nights pop up tasting courtesy of @number1wino. Must get more people drinking it again.

whatshotbristol  @number1wino really enjoyed it, thanks Ben 🙂

frommykitchen79  @number1wino Thanks for introducing me to some drinkable Chardonnays, looking forward to the next one!

winematcher Fascinating pop-up chardonnay tasting in Bristol tonight organised by @number1wino. Top wine impressive £10 @ibwine chard from @grapegrind

Here are some of the pictures from a great night from Jed Alder aka

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A Chardonnay Conundrum!

Wednesday 6th April at 7pm

  Location to be annouced very close to the day.

A Glass of Blanc de Blanc Sparkling Wine, South of France Chardonnay 2009, Argentinian Chardonnay 2009, Australian Chardonnay 2009, South African Chardonnay 2009, New Zealand Chardonnay 2009, Chilean Chardonnay 2009, Pouilly Fuisse ‘Vers Pouilly’, Burgundy 2009

A selcetion of ‘wine’ nibbles will be available also

All for a donation of £15 pp

What is a Pop-Up Tasting?

With the invasion of Supper Clubs and Pop-Up restaurants in Bristol, and throughout the rest of the country, Pop-Up Tastings are a great way of introducing consumers to new, and different Wines that they may not normally tend to purchase, in a relaxing, informal and more importantly affordable venue. For example, rather than the usual Wine Shops or Restaurants hosting wine tastings, Pop-Up’s really do just that. Whether it be in a pub, in a home, or in a Barber shop, a Pop-Up Tasting can take place anywhere.

Each Tasting will be very informal, no big talks from me, just an introduction to the wines, and then lots of mingling.

A Tasting will generally consist of a Sparkling Wine to begin with and then 6 still Wines to follow. Depending on the theme of the tasting these could be all White, all Red or a mix. All of this for around £15. This to cover all the Wines, tasting notes and the hire of venue. The tasting will normally last for 1.5 – 2 Hours. The Wines will all be used from Wine Merchants in Bristol and will be at great value for those who wish to purchase.

The first Pop-Up Tasting will take place in April. For more information please email: