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Some feedback and thank you notes from our attendees...

Andrea, May 2024
Hello Jane

As you know we did the wine experience yesterday. I just wanted to say that Carl was absolutely brilliant, just the right balance of humour and a wealth of information. It was great fun and despite having attended many similar events over the years we learned a lot from him. The whole family enjoyed the day very much!


Brasserie Blanc - One Day Wine Course, Apr 2024

Just to say we had a great day today, thank you!

The whole experience was fun & interesting
Our host Mark was brilliant
And the drinks & food were yummy x


Browns Bristol - Introduction to Wine Tasting, Jul 2023

I would like to say thank you very much for giving me the opportunity to go along to one of your wine tasting evenings.  Although the evening was described as an introductory evening my friend and I thoroughly enjoyed the session (we have both passed WSET level 3).  I thought that Robert pitched it about right for the other attendees who were beginners, made the evening fun and allowed us both to contribute. I would thoroughly recommend a similar session to others.  On the back of our experience I also looked into the Bordeaux tasting in September, but unfortunately, I am away on that evening.  I will keep it in mind though in case my holiday plans change.

Thank you once again.


Browns, Birmingham, Mar 2023
Hi Jane

Just to say thank you for Friday in Birmingham. Anissa was an absolute delight. Even though there were only a few of us the evening was great. So much so, we stayed with another couple after Anissa left and had a great evening with them.

Thanks again and we will be back


Introduction to Wine Tasting at Jurys Inn Cardiff, Jul 2022
An excellent evening. Very interesting, well delivered and full of knowledge.
Learnt a lot, thank you very much :)


Introduction to Wine Tasting at Jurys Inn Cardiff, Jul 2022
Hi Jane

Thank you also for a lovely evening. There was a great atmosphere and we really enjoyed the tasting and learning. A great group of people to share the experience with framed and crafted beautifully by your good self.

Thanks again
With best wishes

Champagne & Fizz Tasting, London, Jun 2022
Hi Jane

Just wanted to say what an excellent event the champagne tasting was last night. We missed Chris but Mark was very knowledgeable and entertaining, despite having to contend with a very noisy crowd in the adjoining room!

Jenni and I (partners in booze) will certainly be looking out for more Thirty Fifty events.

With best wishes to you and Chris, and Mark


Chris Scott's UK Wine Tour Virtual Wine Tasting, Apr 2022
Hi Jane

Just wanted to say how good the wine tasting was last night my friend and I really enjoyed it and thought Chris was very informative and made it fun and interesting

We had a great night

Thank you


Virtual Event - Chris Scott's UK Wine Tour, Apr 2022
Hi Jane

Just wanted to say how good the wine tasting was last night my friend and I really enjoyed it and thought Chris was very informative and made it fun and interesting

We had a great night

Thank you


Missenden Abbey Wine Tasting Weekend, Feb 2022
Hi Jane,

I just wanted to drop a quick line to say how much we enjoyed this past weekend at Missenden Abbey.

We travelled from Liverpool, so went to Bicester on the Friday and stopped overnight there and so it was only 45 minutes to get to Missenden on the Saturday. Both the abbey and the surrounding area are beautiful and we had glorious weather to boot, so it was really lovely.

Abby who did the course was great, so friendly and really knows her stuff. Neither of us are wine buffs in any way but we do love to drink it(!) and try different types and different brands, so it's really interesting to learn a bit more about it all.

It was a friendly and fun group of people we were part of and we thoroughly enjoyed the day. The food was absolutely gorgeous as well and plenty of it (handy to soak up the alcohol as we're not really 'spitters'!!) and all in all, we had a really lovely time.

So as I say, I wanted to drop a line to let you know we considered the whole thing a roaring success and all being well, we'll try and do another one with you guys in the future at beautiful Missenden Abbey.

Helen & Paul

Introduction to Wine Tasting at Browns Birmingham, Sep 2021
Hi Jane

Just wanted to say that the wine evening was really enjoyable.

Please thank Anissa for a great evening.

Kind regards

Missenden Abbey Wine Tasting Weekend with Discovery Day Course, Jun 2021
Hi Jane
Just wanted to say thanks for the course yesterday.
Mike and I loved it. Chris was brilliant. Really knowledgeable, energetic, fun and pitched it just right in terms of what to share with us. Great to learn loads while tasting. I needed a lie down afterwards 😂. Shall definitely recommend to family and friends. All the best Karen

Virtual Introduction to Wine Tasting, Apr 2021
Thank you for this evening’s tasting event - we thoroughly enjoyed it. Your host Rachael was charming & knowledgeable - we’ll definitely be recommending.


Virtual Introduction to Wine Tasting, Apr 2021
Dear Jane

I just wanted to say thank you and feedback on what an excellent session we had on Friday at the wine tasting. It exceeded expectations- incredibly well run and the host Rachael was so knowledgeable and made the session really interesting.

I will be recommending to my friends!

With thanks

Virtual Introduction to Wine Tasting, Apr 2021
Hi Jane,

Just to let you know we really enjoyed our wine tasting last Friday, great fun and very informative - Rachel was great! Very knowledgeable and professional, yet warm, and personable.

Thank you so much for generously sending a third wine set for our son!
Will recommend to friends!

Thanks again, take care,

Kind regards

Virtual Introduction to Wine Tasting, Apr 2021
Hi Jane

As feedback, it was a fabulous session, really enjoyed it.

Kind regards

Virtual Introduction to Wine Tasting, Mar 2021
Hi Jane,

The four of us attended the event last Friday. We wanted to feedback what a great event it was. I truly enjoyable and well organised evening.

Mark was superb and really held our attention (for a Friday evening with booze)

Hopefully we can attend an event in person in the future.

Best wishes,


Virtual Introduction to Wine Tasting, Feb 2021
Hi Jane

Just a quick thank you to you and your team and to let you know how much we enjoyed the Wine Tasting on Friday 19th February, we had a great evening and enjoyed the contribution from the other guests.

Many thanks
Paul & Jaclyn

Virtual Introduction to Wine Tasting, Feb 2021
Hi Jane,

Just wanted to say that the wine tasting tonight was great. Rachael was a superb host with excellent knowledge and i wanted to thank you for arranging an excellent evening.

Many thanks,

Browns Supper Club Wine Tasting, Sep 2019
Hi Jane, with your help, we (Lynn, Chris and Jenny) finally attended your wine tasting evening on Friday at Browns. We thoroughly enjoyed the evening and benefited from Mark’s extensive knowledge which was imparted with mirth. We will definitely recommend ThirtyFifty to colleagues.

Thank you once again for all your assistance.

Best wishes

Linda - Browns Bristol Evening Wine Tasting, Sep 2019
Hello Jane
What an amazing evening last week at wine tasting session.
Robert was brilliant.
Thank you

(I did begin to slide under the table after two glasses of white.
Say no more!)

Bronwen - Gin tasting at Brasserie Blanc, London, Jun 2019
Hi Jane

My friend and I had a fabulous time at the gin tasting yesterday.

Also Chris showed us a recipe for French 75. Would it be possible to send me his recipe made with Lime syrup. I’m planning to serve it at a dinner party with my gin buddy next weekend.

Thanks again for a great event - feel free to add me to your mailing list if you have one.

With kind regards

Diane & David, One Day Wine Course at Jurys Inn, Cardiff, May 2019
Morning Jane

We have just returned from our weekend in Cardiff which incorporated the wine tasting experience at The Jurys Inn on Saturday. I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed the whole day, everything was well organised and very informative whilst also being kept light hearted and very relaxed. Your guy Robert was an excellent host and certainly knew his wines, also lunch was superb with a wide choice of lovely food to please everyone. I shall be singing your companies praises to everyone I meet and wish you further success with the days you offer to us 'used to be happy with a £5 bottle of wine, but now appreciate the difference' wine drinkers!

Kind Regards
Diane & David

Clare - One Day Wine Course, London, Apr 2019
A fantastic and informing day. I'd recommend to both wine and non-wine lovers. An educational treat to enjoy. Thank you for the day.

Sarah - One Day Wine Course, London, Apr 2019
Engaging and insightful. Good pace for the course. Highly recommend.

Samantha & Trevor - Missenden Abbey Weekend, Feb 2019
I just wanted to thank you for a lovely weekend at Missenden Abbey. We thoroughly enjoyed the course, and Abbie was brilliant.
We are already looking to book again later in the year with friends.
In a world were people are quick to complain, we wanted to say thank you for a great day.
Samanatha and Trevor

Will - WSET Level 1 Wine Course, Jan 2019
Hi Jane,

Many thanks and yes I thoroughly enjoyed the course. Please pass on my thanks to Camilla - she was fantastic and I didn’t get chance to thank her at the end.

Kind regards,

Bob - Introductory Wine Tasting, Manchester, Nov 2018
Hi Jane
Really enjoyed last night's wine tasting - Erik (our host) was very knowledgeable and entertaining.
Great event!
Best regards

Ann Walkley - Discovery Day, London, Sep 2018
Dear Jane,

Many thanks for a wonderful day at Brasserie Blanc on Saturday. Every bit enjoyable.

Also, I've discovered Chris's podcasts and am enjoying adding to my knowledge of wine!

Again many thanks for a great day.

Kind regards

Introduction to Wine Tasting - Abode Hotel, Manchester, Jul 2018
Morning Jane.

What a great night we had at the wine tasting. Anne-Marie was lovely and knowledgeable.


Rosalie & Alan - Missenden Abbey wine tasting weekend, Jul 2018
We really wanted you to know how much we enjoyed the wine course run by Abbie at Missenden yesterday.
It was a really interesting event with a great group of people and very professionally delivered by Abbie whose knowledge and enthusiasm was impressive. We both learned quite a bit too!
Thank you

WSET Level 2 Wine Course - London, Jun 2018
Hi Jane,

I wanted to drop you a quick note following our completion of the WSET Level 2 course.

Marty has been an incredible tutor who is clearly so passionate about wine and ran 3 amazing sessions. Marty was engaging throughout and made everyone on the course feel comfortable no matter what their experience level in wine was.

Hopefully a good result in the exam and look forward to doing more with the thirty fifty team in the future!



Introduction to Wine Tasting - Brasserie Blanc, May 2018
Excellent evening, Helen was fab and very informative - Julie

Fabulous! Thanks for a great evening :-) - Luke

Claire - WSET Level 1 Wine Course, May 2018
Thank you, so pleased I passed!
Camilla was a really excellent teacher and I really enjoyed the course. Please pass on my thanks to her.

Fiona - Supper Club Wine Tasting, Browns , May 2018
Hi Jane

I just wanted to say thank you to you and Chris for the wine tasting supper on Friday evening. My friends and I all thoroughly enjoyed it and learnt many interesting facts. It was a fantastic event.

Kind regards

Steve - One Day Wine Course at Browns, Bristol, Mar 2018
Hi Jane,
Just a quick note to say how much my wife & I enjoyed yesterday. Good wine, good food, lovely company & very informative. Please pass on our thanks to Diana. Finally a big thank you to you for being so understanding about our possible travel issues.
Steve & Sue

Debbie (Introductory to Wine Tasting at The City Rooms, Leicester), Feb 2018

I would just like to say thank you it was a great experience and I would definitely recommend this to everyone.

Best wishes

Paul - One Day Wine Course at Le Monde Cardiff, Feb 2018
Hi Jane,

I just wanted to email you regarding the Wine Tasting course my wife and I attended on Saturday at Le Monde in Cardiff.
We both thoroughly enjoyed the day, this was the first event like this we have ever attended and were unsure what to expect.
We found Rob knowledgeable, enthusiastic and friendly. He made the day fun and relaxing, we learnt a lot from him.
Please pass on our thanks to Rob..

Also, the meal was lovely too..

We will certainly be attending another one in the future.

Introduction to Wine Tasting - Brasserie Blanc, Nov 2017
Good afternoon Jane,

I would just like to pass on some of the great feedback I have received from the team this morning following our wine tasting event hosted Helen last night.

Everyone enjoyed the event and all said that Helen was great, very engaging and that she brought an element of fun to the session. Nice wines to try, interesting hints & tips, a lovely venue and I personally came away with a few experiments ( for want of a better word) to try on my friends when we are next out.

A great evening and a few of us are now thinking of booking a champagne tasting evening next year.

Please pass our thanks to Helen as she was a large part of making our evening enjoyable.

Kindest regards


Introductory wine tasting at Brasserie Blanc, Nov 2017
Kate - Great evening and really informative. Helen was great! Thank you!
John - Very enjoyable and informative - well presented!

Cathie - Sheffield wine tasting evening, Sep 2017
Good morning Jane.

I just wanted to pass on how great the wine tasting class was yesterday evening at the Milestone. Rob was fabulous - really friendly, knowledgeable and fun. We learnt a lot and had a brilliant evening. I'd recommend it to anyone.

Many thanks,

Lesley, Sep 2017
Hi Jane,

Yes, thank you, we all really enjoyed the wine tasting and Martin was brilliant - he was relaxed and fit in well, and he made the evening both really fun and informative.
Many thanks to you both.

Mel - Liverpool wine tasting evening, Sep 2017
We wish to provide feedback about the wine tasting event we attended at Piccolino, Liverpool on Tuesday 12th September 2017. The wine tasting event was undertaken by Erik. We learnt much about tasting wine and appreciating wine in a good way. We continue to use the knowledge gained and hope to enjoy good quality wine with relevant knowledge. Erik was friendly and demonstrated his knowledge about wine tasting to group.

Champagne & Fizz Tasting at Brasserie Blanc, Jul 2017
Miles - Well presented, great info, nice lady, learnt a lot.

Andrea - Chocolate - 5, fabulous hostess!

Kat - Very informative, very enjoyable, Helen was a very good host.

Kate - Fantastic evening - learnt a great deal and really enjoyed the bubbles!

Mike - Very entertaining and informative

John - Sparkling presentation. Informative and tasty, thanks!

Lydia - Enjoyable evening

James - Very clear, very helpful, very good.

Champagne & Fizz Tasting at Brasserie Blanc, Jun 2017
Zoe - Fantastic host!! The evening was so much more enjoyable than I had imagined. Wish it lasted longer!!”
Robert - Really interesting, not a massive fizz fan, but a really enjoyable evening.
Cleo - A great evening. Very informative and well presented. Really interesting I will recommend to friends and family.

Catherine, Jun 2017
This is a belated thank you for a wonderful day last month tasting various champagnes and sparkling wines. All of our party enjoyed ourselves greatly and we were impressed with the knowledge of our hostess (Camilla I think) and her easy, yet informative style of presentation.

I would not hesitate to recommend this experience to my friends.

Discovery Tasting at Brasserie Blanc, May 2017
Sophie - Very informative, great to learn the science behind the tasting and which wines work best for my palate. Helen was an excellent host.
Aaron - Had a great time! Learnt a lot, and really enjoyed the wine :-)
Emily - Very informative and enjoyable at the same time!
Sue - Really good, really informative, host very good.
Sally - Thank you, that was fun, learnt a lot!

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.

Thanks again,

One Day Wine Course at Brasserie Blanc, Apr 2017
Iaine - What a lovely day - thank you very much Helen - I enjoyed it tremendously and learnt a lot as well.

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.

Best wishes

Maggie (Weekend Wine Tasting), Mar 2017
Hi Jane,
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.
Many thanks,
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
Dear Jane,

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.

Kind regards

Lynne, Jun 2016
Hi Jane

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
Hi Jane

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.

Thanks again


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
Hi Jane,

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
Hi Jane

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
Hi Jane,

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.

Many thanks,


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.
Thanks Chris!

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
Loved it!

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”
Chris “Excellent”
Gregor “Thoroughly enjoyable”
Joe “Excellent”
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
'Exceeded expectations'

'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
Excellent presentation.

Kevin Witton, Jun 2010
Enjoyable Day.

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
Excellent Day

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.

Stephanie, Nov 2009
We all had an enjoyable evening and it was very informative. Ann Marie didnt rush through it either even when one of the party was bit late so it was all very relaxed she was even laughing at the office gossip!!

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.

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Chris, Thanks so much for the wine tasting.  We all really enjoyed it and I think you pitched it wonderfully so that those of us who know next to nothing could learn a lot and those who already knew a bit learnt more and got the chance to show off!


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