Wine Course Testimonials
Some feedback and thank you notes from our attendees...
Robert, May 2017
Just wanted to say we had a great night on Friday and Chris was informative and fun. My wife really enjoyed it especially as Rioja is her favourite wine.
Will will book again and keep a look out for other events.
Lorrayne (Weekend Wine Tasting), Mar 2017
Good morning Jane,
We had a fantastic time Saturday on the wine course.
Abbie was very knowledgeable , gentle - not patronising but also knew exactly how to work a room and deal with challenge. She was also great fun. I can't praise her - or the course and the wines - highly enough.
Maggie (Weekend Wine Tasting), Mar 2017
I just wanted to say how impressed we were with Abbie, our wine expert at Great Missenden last Saturday. We had a great day, very informative and enjoyable and Abbie struck just the right balance between education and enjoyment!
We would highly recommend this event to others.
Maggie and Aidan Kelly
Paul - Brasserie Blanc Champagne tasting, Feb 2017
Really enjoyed the Champagne and sparkling wine tasting on Friday 10th Feb in London. Very informative and learnt quite a bit. Hope to try another tasting in near future.
Brasserie Blanc - One Day Wine Course, Oct 2016
Very interesting and informative. Good selection of wines. Very good. David Greenwood
Such a wonderful day. Thanks for the lovely wine and the learning. Jane Kenny
Excellent way to spend a day. Helen was really good and very iformative. Thanks. Alison Holmes
Brasserie Blanc - One Day Wine Course, Sep 2016
Fantastic host. Enjoyed learning about wine. Crispin Spencer-Fielder
Very informative, enjoyable day. thank you. Pam Spencer
Very good day. Doug Brady
Thoroughly enjoyed the course in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, thank you. Shaku Patel
Really enjoyable and interesting day with great, helpful and enthusiastic course leader, Helen. Lisa Clement
Brasserie Blanc - Champagne & Sparkling Wine Tasting, Aug 2016
Masahiko Fabulous - Host was impeccable. Thank you. Helen = amazing.
Sarah - Excellent! Lots of fun facts. Helen is very friendly and happy to answer questoins. Very good value for money.
Tal - Helen was very interesting, friendly and informative. An all round good evening. Thank you!
Harshi (WSET Level 2), Jul 2016
I am really pleased I passed the Level 2! I mentioned to Garry already that I really enjoyed the course. Gary was a great tutor and made the course informative and fun. Please thank him on my behalf again.
Lynne, Jun 2016
I would ike to thank you for the wonderful day we had on your wine course in London. It was brilliant, we thoroughly enjoyed it and are boring all our friends with explanations about how to taste wine etc.....
Thanks also to the chef for the nut free meal it was perfect.
Hollie, Apr 2016
Would just like to thank you for our excellent wine tasting experience day yesterday.
It was so informative and we came away we more confidence than we had previously.
Camilla is an asset to you. She is so knowledgeable and informative.
We shall be looking into the discovery day in the near future.
Brasserie Blanc - Introduction to Wine, Apr 2016
Chloe “Knowledgeable, although I know a bit I learned a lot. Good setup (wine + food in two halves)”
Michael “Helen was very nice and knowledgeable. Very good evening.”
Tom “Good selection of wine for a 1st course. Appropriate theoretical input.”
Tracey “Very knowledgeable and friendly host. Thank you Helen.”
Sarah “That was completely fantastic. Thank you! Helen was so lovely and so knowledgeable.”
Steve “Great evening”
Pat, Feb 2016
I attended the wine tasting course given on the 6th February in London.
I enjoyed my day and found the course informative. Many thanks!
Dawn, Sep 2015
I just wanted to drop you a quick line to say how much my husband and I enjoyed the session with Helen on Friday night. We had a really great evening.
Helen was the perfect host, imparting just the right level of knowledge and expertise, plus a good helping of fun.
Please thank her for us!
Brasserie Blanc, Jul 2015
Bob Marsh - Informative and very enjoyable expereince
Sue Marsh - Helen worked well with her delegates, a great day
Joanne Wade - A superb day, very informative and most importantly, entertaining! Thank you Helen.
Ali McManus - Great fun, very informative, would definitely recommend, Helen was fab!
David, Jun 2015
I just wanted to say that I attended a wine day in London on Saturday 20.06.15 run by Helen and I thought the whole event was excellent, so please pass on my thanks.
David & Carolyn, Jun 2015
Great presentation and informative and very enjoyable. Good fun too. 10/10!
Graham, Jun 2015
I really enjoyed the Level 3 course delivered by Chris. I learnt loads and have been using the skills nearly every night!!!!!
Helen & Joanne, Apr 2015
We've had an absolutely fantastic day, Erik. You put on a fun and informative day and you've made our weekend in Liverpool. Thank you!
Paulo, Mar 2015
I really enjoyed this wine tasting with Helen. She's a wonderful and enthusiastic teacher and I learnt a lot during the wine tasting session. Muizo obrigado!
Lizzie, Mar 2015
Helen was a fantastic teacher and had brilliant knowledge to share! Great experience!
Brasserie Blanc, Mar 2015
Sarah Rose - Very knowledgable! many thanks!
Kate Coundley - A great evening thank you!
Robin Thorn - Excellent, instructive and enjoyable!
Keith Bugden - Excellent, good fun and informative.
Howard Wilson - Informative and fun
Annie Chisholm - I learnt alot!! Thank you, really good!
Julie Gallagher - Very relaxed and enjoyable evening. Learnt lots!
Clare, Mar 2015
Thank you so much for a fantastic evening on Tuesday at Hotel Maiyango. I have blogged all about it but not given anything away about Rob’s quizzes, bonus points or amazing tips and hints.
Asa, Mar 2015
I just wanted to provide some feedback on the WSET L3 course I completed this weekend.
I was, overall, really pleased with how the course went – the sessions were quite intense, and at times I felt somewhat overloaded with information, but I thought Chris was an excellent tutor, and had a great number of tricks for helping us remember key facts for the exam. I also found the technique he helped us develop for the Systematic Approach to Tasting in particular brought a lot of sense to the whole exercise, and made the exam feel a whole lot less daunting.
Filip (WSET Level 3), Mar 2015
I just wanted to say big thanks for your great attitude and professional straightforward tuition which helped me to pass the exam with distinction. It was a great course with a happy end.
Neil, Feb 2015
A really enjoyable experience (Piccolino, Liverpool).
Piccolino Liverpool - Alexandra, Feb 2015
Wonderful evening. Many thanks x
Brasserie Blanc, Nov 2014
Greeta - Helen was great! Full of useful info and as expected there was delicious wine!
Megan - Thank you for a splendidly informative evening!
Krystyna - Really enjoyable and interesting! I learnt a lot of interesting knowledge I will take away with me.
Lucy - Fantastic evening really informative and interesting.
Mark, Nov 2014
We enjoyed the day very much thank you and both thought it was a good day. Camilla spoke well and we found her presentation interesting and informative. Many thanks!
Andrea, Sep 2014
Really fun, great format, learned that my husband and I have totally diff taste in the cardboard test - explains a lot!
Mina, Sep 2014
Woo! Great to know more - v enthusiastic session.
William, Sep 2014
Brilliant. I can’t tell you how pleased I am to have passed the Level 3. My best to Chris. I seriously enjoyed Level 2; Level 3 was a challenge & nearly finished me off, but Chris made it all great fun.
Melanie, Jun 2014
Thank you for an entertaining and informative evening I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Dani, Jun 2014
Great time! Very enjoyable. Would definitely recommend!
Sharon, Jun 2014
I thought Helen was fantastic, really great evening! Thank you.
Susanne, Jun 2014
Anecdotes, history and insight, superb. Warm and entertaining delivery, thank you Helen.
Gary, Jun 2014
Lovely witty evening, Good crowd and excellent tuition. Thanks so much.
Lena, Jun 2014
Vickie, Jun 2014
I just wanted to pass on my thanks for last weekend's wine tasting - we really enjoyed it. Camilla made it really accessible so we felt able to ask questions and her answers we're full and knowledgeable. Thank you for letting me change the date - do glad we made it in the end!
Fiona, May 2014
Thanks once again for last night's wine tasting at Brasserie Blanc, we had such a great time and Chris was a great host!
Emma, Apr 2014
Fantastic night – we all really enjoyed it and it was actually rather fascinating. What a wonderful field to be so knowledgeable in! I’m disappearing to south America next week for a two month trip but on my return, I think I will definitely be ordering myself some fizz! Thank you for a great night.
Angela, Apr 2014
We had a wonderful time on Saturday with Brian. He pitched it just right. Friendly and low key but very informative. My brother who has attended many wine tasting events spoke very highly of Brian, saying he learned more from him than all the other events he had attended.
The event was a Christmas present from my sons and they could not have chosen a better present. Thank you ThirtyFifty and Brian.
Caroline, Feb 2014
Attended your wine tasting day at Bosworth Hall and have to say we had an amazing day - Erik was fantastic - imparted great knowledge which has given us the confidence to branch out from our norm and made the day - and weekend - thoroughly enjoyable, will be recommending your company to all our friends, thank you for a professional, educational and brilliant day!
Morgane, Feb 2014
I am coming back to you after my WSET Level 1 session last Saturday Feb 22nd. It was very good and very interesting - Camilla is an amazing teacher, she has demonstrated patience and pedagogy with all participants, and a high level of professionalism.
Brasserie Blanc Wine Tasting Evening, Feb 2014
Annie – “Thank you so much, had a lovely time!”
Nadia “Just the right amount of info for a beginner”
Belinda “Very good evening, young lady was very good!
Phil “Great night thanks a lot”
Gregor “Thoroughly enjoyable”
Matthew “Lovely evening, great company and presentation"
Ian & Denise, Apr 2013
We attended the Bosworth Hall wine tasting weekend on Saturday. It was absolutely superb!! It was our first and were we a little concerned it would be pretentious and subjective but we learned so much and loved the way it was designed for us for pursue the wines we love, as well as find wines we would never normally consider. All that good stuff said, Eric was the real highlight of the day - his knowledge was amazing (I don't remember a single question he couldn't answer) and his humour and presentation style were perfect from the very early stages to the more challenging, noisier moments later in the afternoon after all that wine! Can't recommend him and the entire day highly enough. Thanks again.
Ian & Denise (from Kent)
Nancy & Jeremy, Apr 2013
I am writing to give feedback following the wine tasting weekend at Bosworth Hall. This is the first time that my husband and I have done a wine tasting and we loved every minute of it! We were lucky enough to have Erik to take us through the event and he is a credit to your company. He combined useful knowledge with humour and made it into an extremely pleasurable day. We will definitely be attending another one in the future.
Ben, Apr 2013
Very enjoyable & informative, better than others I have been to!
Luke, Apr 2013
Really enjoyed the experience. Chris knew his stuff and actually came away feeling like I learnt something.
Laura, Apr 2013
Chris Scott was superb, entertaining and knowledgeable. Makes the novice feel at ease. Well done!
Helen, Apr 2013
This has been so much fun! I didn't want it to end - will definitely be back!
Crissi, Mar 2013
Very interesting, great presentation and fun!
Henry, Mar 2013
Fantastic tuition! I have been to a couple of tastings where I have not learnt anything and today I learnt a huge amount. Great knowledge, easy to digest. Thank you.
Ross & Liz, Mar 2013
I just wanted to write and say a massive thank you for the wine tasting course we went on Saturday. Myself and Liz (her birthday present) had a lovely time and really learnt a lot. Our tutor was really knowledgeable as well as welcoming and this made it really easy to enjoy and find out more. There was plenty of time for questions and the food was also delicious. I really appreciate it and would definitely recommend it to friends.
Julia, Feb 2013
Really enjoyed the day! Very interesting and have a new found appreciation for wine.
Kenneth, Feb 2013
Entertaining course. Well done!
Anne & Chris, Feb 2013
Very enjoyable course. Informative, entertaining and fun. Nice light hearted style which made it easy to understand and discuss.
Sue, Feb 2013
The day was indeed 'refreshingly fun' - thank you!
Shirley, Jan 2013
The taste test section of the Discovery Day was really interesting and useful. The whole day was informative and enjoyable.
David, Jan 2013
Excellent course. Great presentation in a relaxed environment. Chris great fun.
Luke (Discovery Day), Jan 2013
Fantastic. Loved all info received. What a great day and the very best host (Chris).
Monica (Discovery Day), Jan 2013
Excellent event. So much information which will make wine drinking so much more fun.
Ed (Discovery Day), Jan 2013
Very useful! Scientific, unpretentious and fun!
Anand (Discovery Day), Jan 2013
Excellent day, good mix of wines and science and food & wine matching advice.
Beth (Discovery Day), Jan 2013
Matching food with wine - excellent! Interesting information on your taste preferences and useful info on regions.
Phil (Discovery Day), Jan 2013
Great...well structured, food matching was great and very useful. Superb presentation thank you - made wine tasting accessible and fun.
Tracy (Discovery Day), Jan 2013
I found the overall structure very informative, i.e. how to identify a wine, matching food & wine, taste testing wine glasses very informative and exactly what I wanted. Chris got the tone perfectly right between light hearted and fun and information giving. I loved it!
Mark, Dec 2012
Erik, A huge and massive big thank you to you and ThirtyFifty. We had a great time and your wine expertise was both educational and enjoyable. You did make the experience yet again worthwhile. This has now been our 3rd time and will be coming back next year!
Pernille, Dec 2012
Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the course on Saturday. Learnt a lot and also had a lot of fun. It was a really good social day out - got an all round grounding of how to taste wines!
Mark, Dec 2012
Chris made the course really interesting and interactive. A really good day, has roused my interest in the finer points of wine. Thank you (tickets were a gift!)
Heather, Dec 2012
Excellent course. Chris made the course very interesting but fun. Bought for us for our anniversary pressie - really enjoyed it - thanks Chris!
Lynn, Dec 2012
Thank you. V. interesting, informative and fun day!
D Martin, Dec 2012
Good delivery. Covered all the points of the subject without too much jargon. Well done 9.8 out of 10!
Graham, Dec 2012
Thank you for your email - had a week off to recover and absorb the enormity of reaching 60 years old, lol. I would like to thank you, the company and especially Erik. What a marvellous job he did. Everybody found the day of Wine Tasting, very informative and enjoyable. It was interesting, educational and lots of Fun. We loved the competitive edge, and Erik kept our attention and interest all day. It was everything and more, that I had hoped for.
Emma, Sep 2012
Thank you, we had a lovely evening, really enjoyed and will be booking another one in future. Highly recommended and our host Robert was lovely. Please pass on my thanks.
Jackie & Roger, Aug 2012
Many thanks for transfering our wine tasting vouchers to Bosworth Hall. Erik was a very entertaining and knowledgable chap and everyone had a great time. The venue itself was buzzing with a wedding but the staff coped very well and your event was enhanced even more by the stunning stately room that it was held in.
We thought that being part of a team made everyone feel welcome and involved and we have made some new friends with similar likes that we are keeping in touch with. We were all fascinated by the variety of wines and bubbles that we were able to taste.
We will be recommending your tastings to friends and relatives and hope to attend ourselves again one day. Keep up the good work!
John S, May 2012
Hi Jane - just back from a very enjoyable day at Piccolino. Please pass on my thanks to Robert for a very full and informative day. I learnt a lot as well as enjoying sampling some different and unusual wines. The venue was excellent and it was great to have lunch outside in the sunshine before heading back for a hard afternoon's tasting!
Douglas, May 2012
Camilla, thanks for a really good day on Saturday I learn a lot and enjoyed every moment. Thanks again.
Preston, May 2012
Hi Camilla, I just wanted to say that I had a really good time with you and the group last week. I will definitely be recommending the tasting day and your company to my friends. Thanks again!
Jason M, Dec 2011
I would just like to say what a great day me and Alana had on Saturday.
Chris was most entertaining but at the same time educational (without being boring).We will definitely recommend you guys to our friends.
Vanesa B, Nov 2011
Thank you for a great evening, really interesting. Chris was a great presenter, deliver fun and interesting.
Terri W, Oct 2011
Had a fabulous day thank you - learned lots and enjoyed myself.
Ceri E, Oct 2011
I had a wonderful day, everything from the company, the food, location etc... I've already highly recommended the course. Thank you Robert for your wonderful knowledge also.
Kirsty J, Oct 2011
A huge thank you for the wine tasting course that my husband and friend attended on 8th Oct in Bristol - they haven't stopped talking about it and had a fantastic day!
Rob T, Oct 2011
An excellent day. Was a truly fascinating insight into the wine world. Very well presented, thank you.
Cassie S, Oct 2011
A fantastic group of people, good fun all around. Definitely made me think about the types of wines I drink, Excellent day!
Agnes W, Sep 2011
Very good course. Lecturer knew what he was talking about and was entertaining.
Owen F, Sep 2011
Thanks very much for a super day. Very enjoyable and learn't something too. Excellent course, Excellent food.
Eric B, Sep 2011
Erik, I just want to thank you very much for a most enjoyable day at Nidd Hall hotel. You put a lot of work into it and made it so interesting and fun. Maidie and I learned a great deal from you and we appreciate all you efforts and preparation. I hope we will get a chance to do something similar again.
Lesley S, Jun 2011
Just to let you know we had a fantastic time on Saturday, and learned loads - well worth the wait. Toni was superb, the venue excellent and we met lovely like minded people, wine lovers! I hope Edinburgh takes off, as we will definitely be recommending your wine tasting day to friends.
Nick L, Apr 2011
Lovely day! Lots of information, great variety of wine and good food too! Will happily recommend.
Collette B, Apr 2011
Excellent delivery. Very informative. Great day and would recommend to others.
Vanessa B, Apr 2011
Very enjoyable day and we learned some things too! Great, thank you.
Briony M, Apr 2011
Very informative, a nice selection of reasonably priced wines. Thank you!
Charlie F, Mar 2011
Very enjoyable evening, thank you!
A Hibbert, Feb 2011
Really enjoyed the training course, very interesting. Extremely informative.
Annette S, Feb 2011
Chris was a good facilitator and very knowledgeable. Interesting day and I'm walking away with a lot more knowledge about wines.
Graham F, Feb 2011
Fantastic day. Just the right level of humour and information.
Nicky W, Feb 2011
Thought Chris's relaxed style was excellent. Not wine snobby thoroughly enjoyed the day and would recommend to friends.
Alan M, Feb 2011
Great day, both informative and entertaining.
Malcolm R, Feb 2011
A very enjoyable event. Excellent value, informative as well as fun.
Ann C, Feb 2011
Very informative day. Brillant entertainment. Excellent wine,
Lesley R, Feb 2011
A really fun day, informative but presented in an accessible way.
Mary A, Jan 2011
Very enjoyable day. Not my first wine tasting course, but I learn't some new things!
Missenden Abbey, Buckinghamshire, Jan 2011
'Excellent course … Honest and straightforward, not pretentious'
'Excellent lecturer - good knowledge of subject and enthusiastic delivery'
'Excellent value. Superb presentation and exceptional knowledge of topic without being pretentious. Would recommend to others.'
'Please provide follow up for a future year.'
'Enjoyable course, well presented. Good structure and content.'
Tony Beckwith, Dec 2010
Great fun enjoyable and educational
Julie Mace, Dec 2010
Very interesting course, well presented with plenty of interaction.
Sally Cooper, Dec 2010
Brilliant day, great fun. Chris was a great entertainer.
Charles Harrow, Jul 2010
Great day with a good variety of wines. Will definitely be recommending this course.
Pip Smith, Jul 2010
Presentation was excellent - worth a second visit.
Dorothy Haden, Jul 2010
Great way to spend a Saturday!!!
Sharon Adey, Jun 2010
Very enjoyable and informative. Thanks.
Andrew Adey, Jun 2010
Very enjoyable day, well presented, informative and interesting.
Joanna King, Jun 2010
Great course, great trainer. Thanks.
Paul Singer, Jun 2010
Very Good. Will definitely do another one.
Ian Gould, Jun 2010
Kevin Witton, Jun 2010
Nigel Blount, Jun 2010
Very enjoyable and informative day. Great presentation.
Philip Cull, Jun 2010
Very enjoyable and very informative. Will definitely be tasting my wines in a different way from now on. Would recommend this tasting day to friends and family. Thank you.
Mark Wood, Jun 2010
Very informative. Excellent thank you!
Denise Gallagher, Jun 2010
Bev Cull, Jun 2010
Excellent very professional, fun and informative will recommend to friends and family and return for one of the other food and wine tasting events. Thank you.
Helen Crutchley, Jun 2010
Excellent host - makes you think - perhaps drink slower !
Jonathan Taylor, Apr 2010
Many thanks for this - much appreciated.
I've had a quick glance at your website which looks great.
It was very good to meet with you on Saturday and to have the opportunity to taste such a wide-range of different wines in a short period of time. I very much enjoyed your presentations - a good mix of humour with information.
Thank you for making it a very enjoyable day.
Anna Thompson, Apr 2010
Enjoyable day. Chris made it all enjoyable and easy to understand.
Wayne Thompson, Apr 2010
Thanks Chris, had a great day really liked you style, informal fun and informative. Well done mate.
Janet Ogilvie, Apr 2010
I have had a really pleasant and informative day. The food was lovely and the wines were extremely good. My understanding of wines has been expanded, and I would like to have the opportunity to attend a more intensive course.
Christina Wede, Apr 2010
Brilliant, Thank you.
Both informative and fun.
Pam Masters, Apr 2010
Very informative. Chris made our wine course great fun and has encourages us to experiment more with our wine tasting and buying. Good variety of wines to taste and invoked a lot of discussion.
Phil Goodman, Apr 2010
Great day. Really enjoy the presentation. Good mix of solid information and fun anecdotes. Good mix of wine.
Lesley Maxwell, Apr 2010
Very enjoyable information and entertaining. Chris works very hard to hold every bodies attention. First Rate! Also tasted some wonderful wines of which I will be tracking down one or two at some point.
Steve Wicks, Apr 2010
Brilliant day, very informative, good range of wines and interesting new variants. We will definitely recommend 3050 events to friends.
Deborah Tucker, Apr 2010
Brilliant - very lively, much fun - well done!
Steve Smith, Mar 2010
Hi Erik, I have been recommending you to everyone, the weekend was fantastic and me and my wife thoroughly enjoyed the wine tasting.
Gwen Wright, Feb 2010
Attended Chris's delivery of the wine tasting on Saturday at Market Bosworth. Wanted you to know how much myself and husband enjoyed it - sooo well done!
Pamela Lawrence, Feb 2010
I feel more confident than ever after this course. I have learnt about flavours, I've always thought I'd stay away from sweet wines, but actually they're very satisfying. Chris Scott was excellent!! Thanks!
Andrew Rimell, Feb 2010
I would just like to say thank you for a very well run event, myself and my wife enjoyed the evening very much. It was very interactive and the information was delivered at just the right level.
Kelly Bard, Feb 2010
Very impressed, enjoyed the course. Thank you.
Rachel Ray, Feb 2010
Awesome fun, great wines!
Richard Lebus, Jan 2010
My wife and I were on your One Day Wine Course on Saturday, a Christmas present from our son, and we want to thank you for a brilliant day. Your presentation was excellent, very informative and great fun. We learnt a lot and we'll now enjoy our wine all the more. Thank you very much. We will be recommending ThirtyFifty to all our friends.
Sam Wannell-Banser, Nov 2009
Wasn't sure what to expect.... but a fantastic day. Really really enjoyed it and would recommend it.
Laura Hickman, Nov 2009
Really good presentation. Chris made the day fun.
Denise Smith, Nov 2009
Thank you both, great hosts - really made it interesting.
Vicky Gladstone, Nov 2009
Fantastic day, Christopher was very informative and interesting.
R Swansborough, Nov 2009
Really interesting and engaging, Thank you.
Mike, Apr 2009
Just wanted to say a massive thanks for the course on Saturday. It was great fun, and you managed to find a perfect balance by making it informative but relaxed at the same time. I will definitely be spreading the word about ThirtyFifty!
Gerry Nestor, Feb 2009
Just to say thanks for a very enjoyable day last Saturday. It was great to spend a day enjoying interesting wines with like minded people and with good tuition.