ENJOYING WINE ... THE JOHN DOWNES' WAY. Corporate EntertainmentWith 20 years experience as an after dinner speaker and wine entertainer, I host corporate and private wine events from London to Sydney; always blending fun, laughter, learning and of course, tasting great wines. Team BuildingMy wine themed team building and motivation events promote leadership, bonding, communication skills and team performance, leaving the participants with a wealth of wine knowledge for future business and social occasions. 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, enhance the dining experience and boost sales. Wine CoursesMy action and wine packed one day and three day wine courses are a speciality; after travelling the world's vineyards you'll walk away a wine expert! 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 28 Jun 2015 BURGUNDY – NOT ALWAYS A SECOND MORTGAGE. 28th June 2015 admin Uncategorised WINE OF THE WEEK. ST. VERAN 2012. Domaine Michel Chavet. £10.99 at WineRack. GOOD VALUE BURGUNDY – IT DOES EXIST! Just the mention of white Burgu...Read More 22 Jun 2015 STOP BEEFING – GO SPANISH! 22nd June 2015 admin Uncategorised MY WINES OF THE WEEK. ALL SPANISH .... ALL RED! 'Just back from Spain. When I first saw the itinerary I winced … Spain’s a big place but the...Read More 8 Jun 2015 MY WINE OF THE WEEK; IT’S ENGLISH!! 8th June 2015 admin Uncategorised MY WINE OF THE WEEK ...... IT'S ENGLISH!! NYETIMBER DEMI-SEC. NV. (£28.99, www.ewwines.co.uk). I was on BBC’s ‘Countryfile’ a cou...Read More 21 May 2015 WHAT’S YOUR DEATH BED WINE? 21st May 2015 admin Uncategorised WHITE BURGUNDY DOESN'T ALWAYS MEAN A SECOND MORTGAGE! Thinking about my death bed wine! Sorry to be morbid but what’s your ‘death bed’ wine;...Read More 19 May 2015 GIVE ASTI ANOTHER CHANCE! 19th May 2015 admin Uncategorised With the Rhubarb and Custard pots, John recommends ……. Asti Moscato Bianco NV. Martini. (£7.75, Asda). I can already see the r...Read More 7 May 2015 MY WINES OF THE WEEK. 7th May 2015 admin Uncategorised Rioja Reserva Blanco 2008, Capellania, Marques de Murrieta, (£19.95, Berry Bros. Rudd). Cune’s Barrel Fermented Rioja Blanco 2013, (£10.49, Wai...Read More Twitter link RT @jamiegoode: Natural wine: a fad, or here to stay? Essay based on a talk I am giving today in Lisbon t.co/HvMr2DTOZU 5 Days ago @treve_ring Cracking piece from @jamiegoode - well worth taking time to read; arguments give valuable insight into wine and winemaking. 5 Days ago Happy with my wine choice on our tropical terrace last night; Celebration Cremant de Loire 2011 (£11.50 @TheWineSociety).'Went down a treat. 5 Days ago RT @TanteMarie: Attend one of our £10 Demo Evenings in July and get a £10 discount from the à la carte menu in The Restaurant! t.co/… 5 Days ago RT @ChapelDownWines: We're on the hunt for ambitious, talented people to join our team at Chapel Down & Curious Drinks.View our vacancies: … 6 Days ago WHAT PEOPLE SAY We're always happy to publish your wonderful work. We really love your writing. We heard you were good, but not that good! The best corporate event we’ve been to in years. We loved it! John is one of the few wine experts who, when in full flow, doesn’t have me reaching for a wine bottle to smash over his head. 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.