Listen to my interview on BBC 5 Live with Adrian Chiles http://www.johndownes.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/John-Downes-Adrian-Chiles-18122017.mp3 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 10 Apr 2018 OLD VINES. NEW WINES. 10th April 2018 admin Uncategorised THE BAKEWELL CHALLENGE. A chef recently challenged me to match a wine with Bakewell Tarts, one of England’s favourite cakes. Th...Read More 29 Dec 2017 SAVE A FIZZING FORTUNE ON NEW YEARS EVE! 29th December 2017 admin Uncategorised BUT DON'T FORGET YOUR PASSPORT. Times are tight so if you can’t afford Champagne for New Year’s Eve, don’t panic, just grab your passpo...Read More 18 Dec 2017 FIVE LIVE WINE FOR A TENNER. 18th December 2017 admin Uncategorised A FESTIVE WINE RIOT.... ON BUDGET. 'Just been chatting with Adrian Chiles on BBC FiveLive about...Read More 17 Nov 2017 COME ON, GET YOUR COAT ….. 17th November 2017 admin Uncategorised A STROLL THROUGH BURGUNDY. From Aloxe-Corton to Chorey-Les-Beaune. You know the scene. He walks into the wine bar, orders a glass of Macon Village...Read More 18 Sep 2017 BORDEAUX QUICKIE. 18th September 2017 admin Uncategorised TWO DAYS, TOO FANTASTIC. Over the weekend some friends of mine asked if it was possible to 'do' the Bordeaux vineyards in a coupl...Read More 14 Sep 2017 WINE LIST HELL. 14th September 2017 admin Uncategorised THE INEVITABLE GAME OF PASS THE PARCEL ...... We’ve all been there. You’re shown to your table. You’re feeling good. Then t...Read More Twitter link 12 people followed me and 2 people unfollowed me // automatically checked by t.co/ofakzePYgK 2 Days ago RT @mastersofwine: Introductions at the #hongkong info session with @DebraMeiburgMW @SniffWine @SarahHellerMW. Great to see the levels of e… 3 Days ago I know that @berrybrosrudd have a lot of @mastersofwine but this is ridiculous! Oh sorry, it's the door to the Men… t.co/sCIt8kBzJr 3 Days ago Cracking vertical tasting of @vegasicilia Valbuena (red; 2006-2013 plus 1995) from @RiberadelDuero with winemaker G… t.co/diYvvb1b9P 3 Days ago RT @joefattorini: China accounts for 4.3% of global wine production and the 6th largest wine producing country Frank Kämmer MS @ChangyuMos… 3 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.