We know that this year has been particularly difficult for all businesses and that many will want to thank their teams for rising to the challenges that 2020 has thrown our way. However, restrictions mean that the traditional Christmas gathering will look very different.
THREE WINE MEN has the perfect solution to thank staff and unite the team so that individuals can bond in an informal environment: virtual wine tastings will transform the Zoom experience, bringing the party season alive without the usual stresses that come with arranging the office Christmas party!
THREE WINE MEN’s expert hosts include instantly recognisable and much-loved TV personalities, including Oz Clarke OBE who appears on ITV each week with James Martin, and Olly Smith from Hairy Biker’s fame as well as BBC’s Saturday Kitchen and The Mail on Sunday. Master of Wine Tim Atkin, whose wine knowledge is unsurpassed is joined by spirits afficionado and drinks editor of delicious.magazine and columnist in The Telegraph Susy Atkin and Battle of the Bottles host Tom Surgey complete the line-up. All of them are highly knowledgeable and bring the subject alive with their wit and wisdom.
Clare Malec, THREE WINE MEN’S CEO explains how the tastings work: “Our bespoke virtual tastings became a real hit when clients were unable to gather together and the response has been fantastic. Each one is designed from scratch so the event is tailored to accommodate a specific budget and ensure the mood perfectly fits those involved. Tastings can take any direction, such as being focussed on a particular style of wine, discovering a wine producing country or guiding guests expertly through curated food and wine matchings. Ahead of the event, each guest receives a beautifully wrapped wine (and food) package, which brings a real sense of excitement and anticipation. Virtual tastings are not a new concept for us so our hosts are extremely adept at ensuring everyone is enjoying themselves and the tone of the tasting is inclusive and fun. We are delighted that we are continuing to deliver against our mission to show everyone just how much fun wine can be!”
Britain’s favourite wine writer, Oz Clarke, known throughout the world for his phenomenal palate, irreverent style and boundless energy, says that anyone intimidated by the thought of a wine tasting should get stuck in: “Wine is all about enjoyment! We choose fascinating bottles that will excite guests and encourage them to see how playful and versatile wine can be. If I can convert James May from a pint to a Pinot then I can convert anyone!” Gauntlet well and truly laid down!
THREE WINE MEN’s contacts with some of the world’s leading wineries and artisan food producers will give guests a truly unique, special and safe event, matching incredible wines with all sorts of delicious food, from cheeses and chutneys to puddings and pies. The event can include a lighthearted quiz, pitching teams or individuals against each other and encouraging much-loved office camaraderie that so many of us have missed so much.