As a large Wine Circle within Phyllis Court Members Club based in Henley on Thames we decided to use Alistair to present the wines at our “Off the Beaten Track” wine dinner. Our decision proved to be a great success. The delicious and unusual wines were expertly presented with just the right amount of technical information, our wine savvy audience were completely captivated. Alistair’s enthusiasm and knowledge of the wines and grape varieties was infectious and brought the contents of each and every glass to life prompting the deserved audience participation. It was a great success with extremely positive comments from our member such as “this is the best tasting dinner we’ve been to for years” and “isn’t Alistair wonderful!”. We are fortunate that Alistair is now living locally and we will most definitely be calling on his services again.
Lynne Michael, Phyllis Court Wine Circle
Wow! Alistair was extremely knowledgeable, with an amazing understanding of the regions and their specific topography. Incredibly enthusiastic and easy to listen to. Alistair had an obvious love and passion for wine that is infectious. Would I invite him to return to conduct another presentation – YES!
David Woodford, Oxford Guild of Sommeliers
Alistair is an MW with huge enthusiasm for, and an encyclopaedic knowledge, of Chile and its wines. This tasting showed not just Ali’s energy and enthusiasm but also the extraordinary variety of Chilean wines and terroirs. Ali’s aim was to give us a sample of what’s new and what’s good from today’s Chile – and he succeeded!
Graham Harding, Oxford Wine Club