Restaurant Wine List / Beverage Program Overhaul: Creation of a new wine list of beverage program (including beers, cocktails, and back bar), as well as staff training on the specifics of the program, service standards, etc.; or remedying an existing wine list or beverage program to maximize profit margins. This service includes working with the chef, back of house, and front of house teams to ensure that the beverages work well in the context of the food, in particular and the restaurant concept in general.
Large Group Wine / Beverage Dinners - Brian will host the evening, select the wines, coordinate the pairings with the restaurant or catering chef, and work with the staff to ensure that the event flows flawlessly. In addition to addressing the group as a whole, Brian will interact with each table individually, ensuring that guests not only have a great time, but have their wine questions answered, as well.
Small Group Wine / Beverage Dinners (Executive How-To) - For groups of up to 20 people, Brian will host an intimate wine dinner with a focus on teaching attendees how to leverage their wine and food ordering at meals with clients in order to earn more business. This is a unique and thoroughly useful event for both executives and sales-force members of your company.
Small Group Wine / Beverage Dinners (For Key Clients) - Perfect as a gift to key clients. This can be attended by clients and representatives of your company. The relaxed atmosphere and useful wine and food education not only benefit everyone in attendance, but also help to break the ice between you and your clients.
Wine Classes - One or two hours in length, featuring either five or eight wines. The focus can be on specific grape varieties, wine regions, countries, styles, food pairings, and more.
Private Events - Intimate or more expansive gatherings in the home or a restaurant. Brian will handle everything, from the food pairing to the beverages, allowing you to focus on what matters most: Making the most out of the experience.
Holiday Parties and Corporate Outings - In the office or at an outside venue of your choice. Brian’s distinct lack of pretension sets the mood for a holiday party your employees and clients will never forget.
Corporate Sommelier Services - When the time comes to remind your clients or employees that you appreciate their loyalty during the holiday season, Brian takes the guess work out of selecting the perfect wines, beers, or spirits. Accompanying materials can also be developed to supplement the gift of the bottle.
Personal Sommelier Services - Private sommelier services for your top-level clients and executives. Brian will review a current collection and make recommendations for (and, if desired, source) the wines that should be added, or lay out a plan for a brand-new collection.
Conference Keynote Speaker or Host - An experienced, energetic speaker or host adds excitement to your conference, which means that attendees will get more out of your program as a result. Brian has spoken at conferences all over the United States, and his fun, approachable, knowledgeable style sets the perfect tone no matter what your guests are there to learn.
Note: All of the above are also available as beer- or spirits-focused events.
Pricing available upon request.