Events

Dinners

Full-Service Wine or Beer Dinners add a layer of distinction to any gastronomic occasion.¬†Whether you need a private sommelier to tend to your guests when dining out or to accompany a catered evening in your own home, Marnie’s presence will make any dinner more memorable.¬†Wine dinners are most appropriate when:

  • The occasion merits a full-service meal, whether it be relaxed and family-style or refined and multi-coursed.
  • Fine cuisine is being presented and knowledgeable wine service is desired.
  • A skilled wine professional can assist in selecting from among many wine options. Whether from a private cellar, a retail store or a restaurant wine list.
  • An additional source of entertainment or spark for conversation is appropriate.

Marnie’s event services include planning and execution of your event, but not wine or other supplies.¬†She may be able to select and coordinate the wine purchase, depending on event location, and is well versed in choosing delicious wines at reasonable prices.¬†She will coordinate with the caterer or host venue, and will provide direction on service and setup needs.¬†

While Marnie is generally the headliner, it may also be possible to hire her company Old Wines to send a less experienced female wine speaker if her services fall beyond the budget. The resumes of such speakers can range from credentialed professionals, like former fine dining sommeliers, to aspiring apprentices. All would have the knowledge and enthusiasm for the topic required, but with less public speaking experience.

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