My name is Alistair Cooper and I’m an independent Master of Wine with 15 years experience within the wine industry. I am pleased to be able to offer you the following services:
Editorial and Media Expert.
As a writer and broadcast journalist of 8 years experience, I am available for commissions. I can also be booked as a talking head on ‘all things wine’ for seminars, masterclasses and presentations.
Private Tastings are offered at your home or at hired venues. These can be as simple and relaxed, or as detailed, geeky and educational as you want – you choose.
Corporate Tastings are an excellent team building exercise and should be fun. I have hosted wine events in some spectacular, and bizarre locations. Not only in the UK but further afield, including the French Riviera and South America. I am happy to suggest venues and help organise location hire.
Private Consultancy and Cellar Advice.
I always have my ear to the ground and my nose in the glass, and am constantly in touch with my industry friends globally – listening, learning and keeping up to date with the latest trends. You can use me for all sorts of guidance – from cellar consultancy and advice on the hottest new (and affordable) wines around, to the inside scoop on small parcels of rare collectable wine. I am totally independent, so there’s no sales pitch or self interest, just honest advice and a chance to make use of my extensive global network of contacts, masters of wine and winemakers.
Over the past 12 years I have both managed and consulted for many award winning wine bars and restaurants. I can help create wine lists and train your staff, and ensure you get the best supplier introductions. I can help you increase GP and profitability, to add value to your business.
Tour Guide Services.
I can organise, host and arrange tours and visits to wine regions around the world. I have specialist knowledge and extensive contacts in the regions of Chile, Argentina, South Africa and France. I am bilingual Spanish, and fluent in French and Portuguese.
Wedding Wine Consultancy.
I have helped many couples choose the wines to accompany their special day and chosen menu. Whatever your budget, I can help you find the right wines to impress your guests with minimal stress.