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. A conference or networking session, a CPD event, a themed dinner or masterclass or, simply meeting clients, enjoying great wines with fun, learning and laughter lifts any occasion and helps build better relationships.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 far less daunting and far more effective.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. Behavioural Wine TastingWith Behavioural Economist Greg Davies, a unique interactive event that, drawing on decision science and wine, explores decision biases and explains how to corect them -helping you to make better business decisions every day.Wine CoursesHoned from hosting wine courses at a leading Culinary Academy, my One Day Wine Course is a speciality. After a wine packed day, tasting and travelling the world's vineyards, you'll become the wine expert you always wanted to be.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 1 May 2018 DRINKING WINE TOWARDS A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE! 1st May 2018 admin Uncategorised EVERY LITTLE HELPS! Alcohol gives pleasure to many but is also a serious problem in our society. The Scottish Government have introduced a mi...Read More 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 Twitter link As World's No. 1 English Sparkling Wine Fan, 'so pleased that @Hambledonwine showed well at 'Discovering new world… t.co/dsWOzixLzY 6 Hours ago 'Thought you may like to see the wines poured at the @winesofarg Argentinean lunch @mastersofwine Symposium in Logr… t.co/htA5kzS1jK 1 Day ago RT @PlumptonWine: Fizz is chilled and the sun is shining, come and join us at #Sussexginandfizzfestival to sample of buy Plumpton Estate sp… 1 Day ago @WeAreSTV @BOSHTV 'Think that there's a lot of tosh talked about #Food and #wine matching but still sad not to see… t.co/ZEuAmuu0p2 1 Day ago RT @MichelDomaine: It’s our Pommard 1 et Cru Les Charmots 🍇 #michelarcelain #domainemichelarcelain #pommard #beaune #burgundy #vindebourgo… 1 Day 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.