Testimonials

playing our own trumpetDavid Dickson Chairman

Garbutt & Elliott Chartered Accountants

the tutored wine tasting event went really well, everyone had a great time.  You (Gillian) really do have the ability to make a seemingly difficult and diverse subject easy to understand!”

Sally Atkinson Finance and Operations Director

Inner Space Stations/Bargain Booze

Thank you for arranging the corporate training event for us.  Feedback from the staff has been excellent.  Great motivational exercise too!”

Jo Dodd Business Manager

Bar Convent, York

Sincere thanks for creating such a superb event.  Informative and entertaining…I will definitely have a lot more confidence and clarity on which wine to order or buy in the future”.

 Viv McFaull Specsavers Opticians

Very informative, a great evening and thoroughly enjoyable.  Well done Wine School of Excellence!”

Sue Kenny Director Sue Kenny Agencies Limited

Really did enjoy the Fine Wine Private Tasting session you (Wine School of Excellence) organised for us all last weekend..….heard impressive comments about your recent Burgundy Vineyards Tour which sounded fabulous so I’m very keen to join you on the next one!”

Lindsay Pointer Managing Director LCP Marketing

Impressive WSE (Wine School of Excellence) event and most importantly great feedback.  Professional, approachable and knowledgeable.  Great job and we’ll certainly use you again!”

Marj Paulson Director A1 Marketing

Cheers for delivering such a professional and enjoyable event.  A few folk are still stunned that the English sparking wine actually tasted better than the Dom P!  Eagerly awaiting the next one!!”

Neil Marquis Achieved Pass with Distinction WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits

I thoroughly enjoyed the (Wine School of Excellence) course, and was delighted by the friendly and informative way the course was delivered.  I am not in the wine trade, and as an enthusiast the intention was to learn how to identify wines to enjoy from the label and variety, and not guessing or judging by price.

I can now distinguish wines by type, region, and grape variety.  I understand the label and can distinguish between merely descriptive and meaningful precise regulated terms.  I can visit the wine merchant or supermarket with specific intentions of what I am looking for, and recognise good value whatever the price!

The tasting part of the course was a revelation, and the systematic approach to wine tasting means that I can identify the characteristics of a wine and can look for, and evaluate the flavours of the wine and shop for the flavours I enjoy.

I would recommend this course to any enthusiast of wines (and spirits).  The satisfaction of not only learning about a fascinating subject, but also gaining a recognised qualification is brilliant!

Anyone daunted by study or intimidated by an exam should understand that your (Wine School of Excellence) course is supportive and delivered in a practical and friendly manner with the aim of success through a positive learning experience”.

Tim Marshall Achieved Pass with Distinction WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits

I undertook the intermediate level wine course in November last year and I  thoroughly enjoyed the course. It taught me a good level of general knowledge about wine while focusing on the main grape varieties and regions. The wine to food matching was most informative. Gill clearly had a wide knowledge and expertise on the subject, but delivered the course in an easy and relaxed way, that helped with retaining the information. I look forward to Level 3″.

Dr Catherine Hannaway WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits

Gillian has an outstanding wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise in wines and spirits and demonstrates a genuine passion for all that she does.

Having participated on one of her WSET courses, I can highly recommend her for her outstanding organisational skills and her professionalism in the design and delivery of the course. Gillian’s delivery style is of exceptionally high quality, whilst ensuring course participants get the information and a breadth of experience in ‘tasting’ etc. that they need. Her patience is remarkable and her charm and good humour make the learning a good and rewarding experience.

I really hope I will get the opportunity to work with and learn from Gillian again in the future. Lets celebrate Gillian’s achievements and her students’ exam results.

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