Of all the things I’ve learned, perhaps the truest lesson has been that
friends, family, clients and colleagues are all more enjoyable after a sip or two of wine.
Thank you so much for asking, I would love to tell you!
Aside from the many pins and diplomas I've earned, the impressive collection of leather bound wine books and a couple decades of overfilled recycling bins, I truly love wine.
As an elder statesman in the wine and hospitality business, my focus is teaching others how to navigate what can be a pretentious and scary world and find what they're looking for.
Exploring the world of wine should be fun and delicious. We all have a personal relationship with wine, and the necessary information is different for us all. From novice to nerd and all stops in between, I create environments where everyone is comfortable speaking up.
I know that sharing your thoughts in front of your boss or in-laws can be scary, which is why I teach in a conversational way that is inclusive and affirming. Every group has "that guy", and we all know how they can be at times, and rest assured I can manage them too.
Each guest will receive a customized flight of wines samples/bottles/both delivered right to their front door. Tasting flights are expertly paired with cheese, charcuterie and custom garnishes.
Virtual tastings usually run between 90 minutes and two hours based on the number of wines and the technical complexity of your chosen theme.
The classic setup! Choose your theme, I will pair the snacks and/or canapés and then you can pick your stemware. Classic, elevated or high performance.
Now, your work is done! My team and I will take it from there and all you have to do is sit back and enjoy.
The perfect addition to your next event; sharing wine in a fun and casual way! Your guests are welcome to taste at their own pace from a selection of curated bottles. Questions are always welcomed and our team of sommeliers will quickly become the most popular people in the room.
Add on a custom grazing station or a blind tasting game to keep the good times flowing!
A beautiful hybrid combining the guided tasting and the tasting bar! Perfect for networking or socially focused events that could benefit from a low key activity to keep the conversations flowing.
Wines are circulated through the room and once in hand we pause the conversations for a brief discussion around what's in the glass. Paired canapés can be added to elevate the experience or a grazing bar for a more casual approach.
Don’t believe me? Ask my clients!
“We engaged Heather for an ice breaker event at our office. It was a “meet your team” event for a new client. To say the stakes were high was an understatement. It had been a bumpy onboarding, so we needed this event to be flawless.
From the first phone call, I knew we were in excellent hands. Heather arrived on site with her team and transformed the boardroom into a high end tasting room.
She not only thought of everything, but took care of everything and her suggested add-ons really elevated the experience.
We have had Heather back for a number of events since and she is always a delight.”
“As the non wine drinker in our group, I was expecting to be bored. What I didn’t expect, was to learn about history, geology, and farming in an entertaining way.
I appreciated how Heather included me in the conversation and made sure to give me the beer equivalents for the wines we tasted. I even left with a bottle I liked to share with my wife.
She was as surprised as I was!”
“When my business partner told me that he had hired a dedicated sommelier for our closing dinner, I didn’t know why.
Couldn’t a server keep the glasses full?
Not only did Heather source some seriously impressive wines, she made every single guest feel welcomed.
When there was an uncomfortable delay between courses, she jumped
right in and kept us entertained
until the steaks arrived.
She has become a fixture at our events, with our clients commenting when she’s not in attendance.“