Corporate Events, Tastings. With 20 years experience, I host corporate and private wine events from London to Sydney. Tasting great wines with fun, learning and laughter provides a convivial and magical B2B environment to boost client business opportunities. On a mission; to make wine work for you.Team BuildingMy wine themed Team Building and Motivation Events promote leadership, bonding, communication skills and team performance. Teams also gain a wealth of wine knowledge, making future business entertainment less daunting and more effective. On a mission; to make wine work for you. TV and RadioFrom BBC2 to Radio 4, CNN to Talk Radio and SKY to 5Live, I keep wine simple to boost viewers' and listeners' understanding and enjoyment of wine. Wine ConsultancyAfter helping hotels, restaurants, airlines and cruise lines make the right wine choice, I now create 'Personal Selection' wine lists for restaurants and hotels to simplify choice, excite the dining experience and lift sales. On a mission; to make wine work for you.Wine CoursesHosting the wine courses at a leading Culinary Academy, my One Day Wine Course is a speciality. After a wine packed day travelling the world's vineyards, you'll become the wine expert you always wanted to be. On a mission; to make wine work for you. Writing and JournalismThank goodness the boring 'vineyard-grape-shopping list' articles are being rejected by editors. Sadly however, nothing has emerged to take their place. But, it doesn't have to be that way; there's a great story out there and exciting ways to tell it. That's what I do!LATEST NEWS 27 Dec 2016 BUBBLES ALL THE WAY FOR 2017. 27th December 2016 admin Uncategorised CHEERS! TO A SPARKLING NEW YEAR. With New Year just around the corner, pop the cork on a sparkling wine and it’s jingle bells all the way. The da...Read More 29 Nov 2016 CORPORATE BORDEAUX! 29th November 2016 admin Uncategorised 'BORDEAUX'D ON THE FANTASTIC. I'm on a mission; to make wine work for you. In this case, a construction company and their clients. &nb...Read More 29 Nov 2016 THREE DAYS IN CHABLIS. 29th November 2016 admin Uncategorised NOT SO PETIT. ‘Just back from Chablis with a few thoughts. The first is that the Chablisienne should try and find another name for Petit Ch...Read More 4 Nov 2016 A SPARKLING CORPORATE EVENT………. 4th November 2016 admin Uncategorised WITH ESW ..... AND, IT'S JUST DOWN THE ROAD. English Sparkling Wine is taking our shelves, newspaper columns and wine enthusiasts by storm. S...Read More 30 Sep 2016 DON’T SHOOT THE MESSENGER! 30th September 2016 admin Uncategorised 300 QUID ... YOU'RE 'AVING A LAUGH. A friend of mine’s wife gets really annoyed if I recommend wines over £10 in any of my wine...Read More 11 Apr 2016 MARSALISCOUS. 11th April 2016 admin Uncategorised CATCH A GLIMPSE OF THIS SICILIAN BEAUTY. Marsala. Garibaldi Dolce. Pelligrino. (£10.00, Sainsbury's). Delia Smith boosted sales of Marsala years...Read More Twitter link 4 people followed me and 5 people unfollowed me // automatically checked by t.co/ofakzePYgK 9 Hours ago RT @Centapse: Accounting for Taste - the psychology of taste perception. @JOHNDOWNESMW t.co/kKFb2bm58k via @nicolatwilley 2 Days ago 6 people followed me and 7 people unfollowed me // automatically checked by t.co/ofakzePYgK 3 Days ago 6 people followed me and 5 people unfollowed me // automatically checked by t.co/ofakzePYgK 6 Days ago Any of my tech. followers know why I can only send text, not pics. on Twitter #puzzled 7 Days ago MY CLIENTS & WHAT THEY SAY A HUGE thank you - it worked perfectly, the mood was right, and you fitted right in. Looking forward to working together soon! Thanks again for your four event road show. First class, engaging and always great feedback from the audience. We heard you were good, but not that good! The best corporate event we’ve been to in years. We loved it! What a superstar you are! Thank you for being so amazing with the masterclasses. After just one evening with John you become the wine expert you always wanted to be.