Working as a sommelier I am lucky to come in contact with guests who share my passion for exploration. I enjoy showing them new and established products that are unique and delicious whilst fitting in with their preferences. My private cellar consultancy is ideal if you are looking for a particular product you enjoyed when at a restaurant, assistance to curate your cellar, wanting to learn more about wine or just need a sommelier for your next dinner party please get in touch.
I design and present custom curated wine courses. The focus of these courses is to empower you with enough knowledge on particular regions, grapes or wine styles so you can ask the right questions when next making a wine purchase. The length and cost of each course is able to be fine tuned to meet your requirements.
Examples include a five session European classics tour, two session Burgundy exploration or a single session Sparkling wine styles of the world event.
Quite simply one of the most competitive fields of endeavour in Australia. What parts of your beverage operations are missing the mark? Which systems and behaviours can you put in place to ensure a healthier bottom line and business culture? I offer a wide array of consultant sommelier services ranging from one-off sessions to complete management solutions including an in-depth understanding of WSET and CMS learning standards to assist with getting more out of your team. The outcomes I strive for include increased profitability, more satisfied guests and longer staff retention.
wine list construction
Selection and implementation of a range of high quality products that are on trend, ethical, relevant and delicious. Tasting notes, order sheets and staff wine training sessions are included. My wine list services can be integrated to work alongside other restaurant consultancy businesses.
Building a positive beverage culture
Having quality products is only one part of the equation. Engaged, knowledgeable staff that understand how to build a positive guest experience requires work and nurturing. This is the real key to effective and profitable F&B operations.
From the boardroom client lunch to Christmas gifts. My range of private client and Hospitality services can be augmented to ensure your next business event is a success. As a passionate wine educator I enjoy hosting corporate wine tasting events that can be used as team building events or for improving bonds with clients.
Having spent the majority of my working career as the gatekeeper in Good Food Guide hatted and Michelin star rated venues I am excited to be able to offer my skills to ensure your brand gets the exposure it deserves. Whether it be a new project you wish to launch into market or fine tuning of an existing brand my skills can help ensure a positive outcome.
Worried about 'cellar palate' when finalising products for market? My experience with buyer expectations coupled with local and international judging experience can assist with maximising your resources.
As a third party wine taster with long buying experience my skills can be a great addition to consultant winemaker services.
CELLAR DOOR SALES
Converting visitors to brand champions is about language and confidence. Having a cellar door team that is communicating the relevant information about your wine making and viticulture has an impact on current and future sales.
If you think your product, winery or regional brand is a good fit with mine I can work to grow your presence by sharing our collective story. My role would include spending time in-trade with your distributor and presenting at consumer focused events.
Coffee, Spirits and Beer
My experience does not stop at wine. If you find that any of the services outlined above could be of use to your brand please don't hesitate to get in touch and discuss options.