Wine Tasting & Spirit Tasting Testimonials

Below are a snapshot of comments from clients on wine tastings, wine and cheese tastings, gin tastings & whisky tastings, held in Yorkshire and throughout the UK.

“Fantastic Evening. Mark was knowledgeable, professional yet created an informal and enjoyable atmosphere. Thanks!” Andy W

Had an absolutely brilliant night. Enjoyed all the wines and cheeses. Mark was very informative and delivered the information in an enjoyable and informative way. Definitely recommend.” Leanne M

“We just wanted to say a massive thank you to Mark for the customised wine tasting quiz you did for us as part of my 40th birthday celebrations on Saturday. You really listened to the style of event we were looking for, came up with a great format and delivered on the day! The atmosphere was relaxed yet informative - everyone at the party had a great time – we would recommend you to anyone” Catherine H

“Thank you for the wonderful evening, we all enjoyed it very much. We felt that your knowledge and enthusiasm shone through throughout the evening. There was a perfect balance between the educational aspect of the evening and the relaxed and fun atmosphere. We also thought the wines and cheese were excellent quality and the evening was wonderful value for money. We are looking for an opportunity to book with you again and have already recommended to friends and family.” Frances S

"We had Mark to come and do some wine and cheese tasting recently and it was the highlight of our weekend. Even though we had a mix of wine connoisseurs through to those who knew nothing, the mix and balance of information was really informative for all, but most of all it was fun. We certainly didn't realise the true detail of the wine, but most importantly which ones we actually like and which cheese makes a big difference to the tastes. It was exceptional value and we would recommend Concept Wines to anyone, thank you for making our weekend a memorable one!" Natalie S

“Mark is extremely passionate and knowledgeable about all of his wines. One stand out asset is his relationship with his suppliers and intricate knowledge of their values and production processes. We have had many wine tastings in the past and Mark is certainly head and shoulders above the rest.” Darren W

"Mark is knowledgeable not only about wine but how to pair it with food to give you a wonderful dining experience. He hosted a wine tasting for a private birthday party I attended where he taught us a bit about the wine we were tasting whilst regaling us with stories of his adventures on the quest for finding fantastic wines. I have also worked with him in the corporate environment and he is great with clients too. I would not hesitate to recommend him." Alison T.

"I have organised two wine tastings with Mark and both events were very successful with tremendous feedback from all those who attended, not just because of the quality of wine on offer but also the very obvious wealth of knowledge that Mark has about his subject, and also his passion for it. Like some of his wines, Mark's comments display light and amusing characteristics which help to make these events relaxed and enjoyable fun. I have no hesitation at all in recommending Mark for any events, corporate or private, that you may be planning.” Colin K

“I wanted to reiterate my thanks to you last night - the clients and I had a great time and it was so good to see everyone engaged and asking lots of questions. I think the competition was a great idea too.” Telegraph Media Group

Very informative, really enjoyed it. Mark was really good." Karen E

“The wine & cheese tasting was well run. The wines and cheeses were really well matched & considered… Mark was very passionate and knowledgable.. Made the event really enjoyable... Learnt lots but in a fun and interesting way. “ Sarah C

“This was the most enjoyable wine tasting i have experienced. Mark is very informative but not pretentious, generous with the old wine and extremely patient. Dealing with a party of 22 women is no easy task but everyone enjoyed the afternoon, all our questions were answered well and impartially. Our party ranged from girls in their early 20s to late 60s and everyone was very happy! Thanks Mark - We had lots of fun!” Vicky G

"My partner arranged an Introduction to Wine course for me for my birthday recently. Mark from Concept Fine Wines came to our house and delivered a thoroughly enjoyable couple of hours for us. Mark was knowledgeable yet relaxed, and made us feel very comfortable, despite our lack of knowledge on the subject! The session was excellent as it wasn't a "lecture" but much more an interactive, flexible session that changed direction and content according to our interests. The session covered a diverse selection of wines with thought behind each one, and also included an english tipple which was nice. The topics covered included those you might expect but also the impacts of conditions on grapes, vines, soil types, production methods and legislation which made for a quality insight into the full life cycle of a bottle of wine. The session was really enjoyable and would also work well for a larger group, we wouldn't hesitate to recommend Mark and this course and may well be tapping him up for suggestions of wines next time we have a dinner party. Equally we are also considering having Mark again to a relative's birthday party, where we might try the Whiskey's too!!!" Steve M 

"We thoroughly enjoyed our tasting and the flexibility that Mark offered in terms of deciding which countries we wanted to focus on. Mark did a fantastic job on the day, creating an informal atmosphere where people felt relaxed and able to ask questions. His knowledge was second to none and we all left having sampled some excellent bottles and learned a good deal in the process. I would thoroughly recommend Concept Fine Wines for both informal parties and also as a great alternative to workplace dos." John P

"A fabulous night with with a great variety of gins to savour. All in all I've learnt a great deal and thoroughly enjoyed the experience." Helen C

"An excellent evening. Mark was entertaining, knowledgeable and fun. Fabulous evening." Karen F

"Excellent event again from Concept Fine Wines. A great selection of gins to try and Mark has excellent knowledge." Rachel H

"I can highly recommend Mark at Concept Wines.  From the initial enquiry, to booking, to the event itself Mark ensured everything was stress-free and seamless.  Mark's knowledge of whisky is impressive and our international group (30 people) were impressed with the choices of whisky and rationale for tasting them.  The event was a huge success and is still being talked about!" Jane W