Wine Lover, Enthusiast, Educator and Entertainer
Are you looking for an interesting, stimulating and educational speaker for your next event?
My interest and long term passion in wine began over 25 years ago and I love to share my knowledge with you. Known as the #Winelady, my talks are lively and vibrant; we will share laughter and I will guarantee that you will leave with more wine knowledge than when you arrived and perhaps a little more passion for this subject.
My talks are suitable for a wide range of events from business and corporate networking, to fundraising for local clubs and societies, birthdays or parties.
Here are some of my most popular talks:
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: the use of oak in wine, wines that age well, what to drink young, as well as tips on which foods to pair with these wines. 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 grown along this beautiful river, from Muscadet in the West, to delicious Sauvignon Blanc in the Central vineyards. Let’s talk all things Loire!
New to Wine? Let’s get started on the basics
This talk will introduce you to the wonderful world of wine allowing you to discover the different styles of wine and grape varieties, from Old World Pinot Noir to New World Zinfandel. It is certain to tantalise your taste buds and is perfect if you’re planning a celebration and want to be more informed of which wine to 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.’