Wine Lover, Enthusiast, Educator and Entertainer
Are you looking for a speaker for your next event? Having a good speaker can really add value to your particular occasion as well be interesting, stimulating and educational.
My interest and long term passion in wine began over 20 years ago and I love to use the medium of public speaking to share this fascinating subject with people. I’ve now become known on social media as the #winelady and my talks are lively and vibrant, capturing your attention from the start, making you laugh and leaving you with a lasting impression and memory. My talks are definitely not dull and after experiencing one of my talks you’ll be counting the days until the next one!
My talks are suitable for a wide range of events from Business and Corporate Networking events to fundraising for local clubs and societies, as well as personal celebrations.
The following are a selection of my current talks but the list is not exhaustive and I’m happy to talk on most aspects of wine.
Sumptuous Seasonal Reds
From the lighter reds of Beaujolais and Cabernet Franc to the big hearty reds made from Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. This talk will cover factors such as the use of oak in wine, wines that age well, those to drink young as well as tips on which foods go well with these wines too; an experience which is sure to warm you up for those cooler evenings.
From Muscadet to Sancerre
Let me take you on a leisurely trip along the Loire Valley in Northern France to discover some of the lovely wines that are grown along this beautiful river from Muscadet in the West travelling East to delicious Sauvignon Blanc in the Central vineyards. Let’s talk all things Loire!
New to Wine? Let’s get started on the basics
Let me help you discover the different styles of wine and grape varieties available today from Old World Pinot Noir to New World Zinfandel. This talk will introduce you to the wonderful world of wine that is certain to tantalise your taste buds and is also ideal if you’re planning a celebration and want to get an overall view of the range of wine available before you buy.
Here is a selection of comments that some people have said about my talks and wine tastings:
‘Excellent evening, great entertainment and a knowledgeable, engaging host.’
‘I enjoyed a thoroughly entertaining evening… Rowena is so knowledgeable about the wine and her personality is as bubbly as the Cremant de Loire.’
—Lisa Marie Settle
‘Rowena is a bubbly personality, clearly enthusiastic about wine and that rubbed off on us as a group. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her for a relaxed evening’s entertainment.’
‘I would happily recommend Discover the Vine to anyone with an interest in wine and fun… not only was she willing to take questions but she was able to develop the evening by helping the novice and expert alike.’