Wine Presenter and After Dinner speaker
For a unique corporate or social event, tailor-made to your requirements, let Graham lead you on a light-hearted journey though the vineyards of the world, uncorking the mysteries of wine in an amusing fashion. Grahams, after dinner speeches and tutored wine tastings provide an engaging blend of information and humour and are light-hearted and fun. Known as ‘The Wine Explorer’, Graham noses his way around vineyards all over the world, in order to discover well-made wines with individuality, character and balance. Like Cyrano De Bergerac, his nose normally arrives at the vineyard about 15 minutes before the rest of him!
Graham is an accomplished experienced and entertaining Wine Presenter and After Dinner speaker who can turn your event into an experience with a difference – a wine experience.
A wine event designed and run by the Wine Explorer can be tailor-made to any size. It may be a small, intimate tasting for 15 people or a large event for over 200. These events are proven successes for client entertainment, team building and social occasions alike, whether run in-house or at an outside venue. All events are informative and entertaining and can involve a range of topics and activities including grape comparisons, country competitions, and mystery wines and ‘call my bluff’ style quizzes. Graham can also perfectly match your selection of food for dinner with appropriate fine wines.
Graham Mitchell has been buying and selling wine for eighteen years as a professional Wine Merchant (6 of them as a Director of El Vino in Fleet Street) and has a wealth of experience as a wine presenter. Graham is the fourth generation of his family to toil in wine, his Great Grandfather, Sir Alfred Bower, established Bower and Company, wine merchants in the City of London in 1879, so you could say that wine is in his blood! Graham’s passion for wine and wit have led to a regular wine slot on BBC radio since 2002 and made him a much sought-after speaker on the after dinner circuit.
A business graduate with a thorough grounding in wine, Graham has taken all the wine trade exams including the Master of Wine, which he took in 1999 after three years of study.
He started his career packing cases in the cellar at Berry Brothers and Rudd. He spent 6 back-breaking weeks harvesting grapes at Chateau d’Angludet in Bordeaux and also worked in the Mosel Valley in Germany researching the chemical constituents of wine. He has travelled widely throughout the vineyards of the world, including buying visits to Burgundy, Bordeaux, The Rhone Valley, Germany, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Chile, California and South Africa.
Whether you are organising a dinner, a corporate event, a team building exercise or a wine tasting, Graham can turn your event into something truly special. There are lots of people who speak about wine but there is no-one with the same blend of wit and authority on the subject as Graham Mitchell.