Boodles sponsored Spring meeting

Our man Charlie was the guest sommelier in the exclusive 1539 restaurant at Chester Race course for the recent Boodles sponsored Spring meeting. He advised, encouraged and entertained many guests, helping them to enjoy their day out a little more!

Boodles sponsored Spring meeting

I originally approached Charlie to obtain a case of Spanish reds with a snapshot of one of my favourite producers of which he replied, ‘No problem, leave it with me.’

When the case arrived, it contained examples from said producer that I didn’t know even existed, let alone be able to get hold off.

Based upon this expert service booked Charlie for a private wine tasting evening for a present to my wife.

Charlie turned up with a magnificent selection of wines to taste, all blind folded I must add and provided a comprehensive discussion and overview of the wines throughout the tasting.

A consummate professional with an outstanding knowledge of the subject which left my wife and her friends astounded with the evening.

I would heartily recommend Charlies company to anybody requiring a great and knowledgeable service with more than a hint of naughtiness.

SW Hornby
ADS Structural Limited

I bought wine from you recently and wanted a couple of special bottles in the case for me to celebrate with, due to the sale of my business. I’ve had a couple of bottles now and as always your selection for me is excellent. I’ve not yet tried the special ones from Italy and Spain but will after the

30th September.

Your understanding of wine and expertise is superb. You are able to gauge what type of wine your clients (me) like and are prepared to try and then recommend them at a reasonable price. Every single bottle I’ve had so far was excellent.

I will recommend you to family and friends…stay forever thirsty!!!

P A Denny ACII
Insure Risk Limited

I have used Charlie a couple of times now and I have to say his service, expertise and selections are fantastic.

None more so however, than when I recently had my family over from Spain after not seeing them for 2 years. I rang Charlie up and told him about my family’s preferred tastes and if he could put a box of wine together for me. Within a matter of a few days, he had them ready for collection.

Now, I’d love to say I still have a few bottles left to enjoy now the family have gone, but they went down so well and everybody commented on how enjoyable they were.

Thank you Charlie from all the smith family for making a special reunion that even bit more special with your selections.

I would not hesitate in recommending Charlie to all my friends, family and colleagues and will continue using him myself.

Chris Smith

The tasting evening was fantastic, everyone keeps talking about it and wanting to know when we can have another, so see you soon.

Steve Radcliffe

At his latest wine bluffing evening Charlie cleverly hid his tasting competencies with a serious of hilarious mis-truths about the wines presented. He is a natural performer and had the audience in stitches with his unique mixture of humour and wine knowledge.

Craig Chaplin

Charlie came to our house to run a wine tasting event. Our idea was to have a few friends round so they could get to know each other a bit better and we thought a wine tasting would be a good idea.  However we had a fantastic experience because the wine tasting was not only educational it was great fun. Charlie is a straight talking wine expert and made us all think about the wine we bought and so many of us have changed our wine buying habits as a result. I can thoroughly recommend you get Charlie to run something for you.

Brian Williamson

This weekend we were talking with friends, who came to the wine tasting last year at Dene Farm, about highlights of 2012 and they brought up how much they enjoyed the wine tasting and what a great job you did to bring colour and interest to it. They are not the first to have told us what fun it was and how much the evening was enjoyed. As host you don’t always enjoy your own gathering but Judith and I would like to thank you for a splendid memorable wine tasting and guided tour of interesting wines. It was so well done we had no worries just a lovely experience.

John Woodget

“Charlie has a unique blend of charisma, good humour and insight when it comes to talking about wine, so he was the obvious choice to host a recent wine tasting evening for one of our key clients. Charlie is a consummate professional who ran an entertaining and hugely successful event for us. I could not recommend him highly enough.”

Stephen Hadlow

“I would definitely recommend this type of event, Charlie is a superb host, he is entertaining, knows his wines, and it was such fun tasting them!”

Linda Kirby

“At his latest wine bluffing evening Charlie cleverly hid his tasting competencies with a serious of hilarious mis-truths about the wines presented. He is a natural performer and had the audience in stitches with his unique mixture of humour and wine knowledge.”

Craig Chaplin

“I found Charlie’s approach extremely entertaining and he has taken a lot of the mystery out of wine for me. The wines were excellent and following the tasting I have become a regular customer. With each case I have ordered I have asked for a new wine to try on his recommendation. He hasn’t let me down yet as each has been superb. I look forward to continuing to do business with you and discovering even more superb wines.”

Andrew Connolly

“Charlie’s wit and charm went down a storm at Renacres Hospital as he treated GPs and Consultants to a very entertaining and pleasurable evening. Despite it being such a wet wintry night the turnout was excellent, obviously Charlie’s reputation went before him! Charlie created the perfect setting and atmosphere that appealed to our Consultant and GP Colleagues. The jovial atmosphere was enhanced by the delightful wines which contributed to a very successful networking event that was enjoyed by all.”

Clare O’ Brien

“What can I say – it was an absolutely fantastic evening, Charlie certainly knows his stuff. Everyone enjoyed the evening and what a great way to try wines you would not normally think to buy. At the end of the evening we all proclaimed to be wine connoisseurs and are certainly looking forward to the next event!! Would not hesitate to recommend Charlie to anyone – truly enjoyable!”

Kath Fishwick

“Please send my thanks to Charlie for what was a very professionally demonstrated and entertaining evening with great wines and a fantastic host… the blind champagne tasting went down marvellously. I’m more than happy to recommend your wines and services, particularly for corporate entertainment.”

Lucy O’Neill

Finding Charlie the Wine has totally revolutionised my wine experience. I haven’t bought a bottle from a supermarket shelf in months!  Why would I? His expert knowledge and bespoke service of matching wine to my preference and budget means I never have a bad bottle anymore! Just pick a style, region, grape or any other preference – be as specific or non-specific as you like and Charlie fills in the blanks! I love receiving my bespoke case at the doorstep – Overnight delivery too!“  Thanks Charlie, absolutely loving this service!

Cheers – forever thirsty!

Mark Jones

Charlie has transformed my entire relationship with wine. He has challenged me to experience wines I would never buy (or even consider). He has brought his joy, knowledge and passion for wine into my home and I can’t thank him enough. Professional, charming and challenging, Charlie has been a ray of sunshine during the darkness of lockdown and I will NEVER need to buy wine in a supermarket or off licence ever again! (the Charlie case arrival is one of the joys of life!)

Ed Rusling

I have only recently started ordering wine from Charlie but what a game changer it has turned out to be! The selections are always excellent within the budget set and some intriguing options in every case that I wouldn’t necessarily select myself – a recent case of Austrian wines being a perfect example. I’ve been introduced to some new wines that have already become firm favourites. I would absolutely recommend Charlie to become your new wine man! Thanks Charlie.

Dave Jones

Charlie was recommended to me by a friend and he’s introduced me to some wonderful wines I would never have chosen before. I simply told Charlie what I like in a wine and my favourite grapes, gave him a budget and he did the rest – all delivered to my door a couple of days later. Fabulous wines and a fantastic, friendly service – I can highly recommend!

All the best

Paul Littler

Thank you so much for arranging and hosting the wine tasting for the Taverners. We really do appreciate you reaching out to help raise some money in these challenging times as well as provide a light hearted entertaining evening for some of our supporters. I thought that went very well.

Let’s hope we can get back into the live setting soon too.

Lord’s Taverners

It was brilliant. We both enjoyed it very much and the exchanges between David Gower and Charlie were great fun.

A Lord’s Taverners Event

What a great evening it was. What with Charlie and David Gower we did not lack for entertaining chat and stories – the wines were good too!

A Lord’s Taverners Event

Thanks for arranging the wine tasting last night, it was a wonderful evening and I thought that Charlie and David were a great double act.

A Lord’s Taverners Event

Thank you for a very enjoyable afternoon of wine tasting and comment. Your passion and love for wine is obvious, and your knowledge is excellent!

Sir Alex Ferguson CBE

A Lord’s Taverners Event

Thank you for a very entertaining and informative evening.  It was all very enjoyable.  All wines we would be happy to drink regularly.  Gewürztraminer is in my experience a bit of a minefield – many producers but far fewer of quality.  Yours chilled right down is excellent.  I never thought of pairing it with curry but it would be ideal with a Madras or stronger.  We particularly enjoyed the Rose.

A Lord’s Taverners Event

A Lord’s Taverners Event

Thank you for a wonderful wine tasting last night, it was held so well. David Gower had some wonderful stories to tell and your host was so knowledgeable.

He gave us time to drink, flavour and enjoy the wines with no rushing unlike some tasting nights we have had. Thank you once again.

A Lord’s Taverners Event

A Lord’s Taverners Event

A very enjoyable evening. Looking forward to a face to face event.

A Lord’s Taverners Event

Hayley Atack

Business Development Director, Ramsay Healthcare

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