“Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection" 
Ernest Hemingway

This is your chance to learn all about the world of wine! If you don't know where to start and what to choose when looking at the wine menu in a bar or restaurant, this is the right choice for you. 

Workshops are educational tastings to help you understand why each wine is different to another, and teach you how to describe a wine using sophisticated terms. Starting by analysing the appearance, the nose and palate, you will be able to arrive at a conclusion developing your own idea about a wine.

Workshop tastings cover a new topic each session, to combine curiosity and interaction with a bit of learning. They are ideally for groups of 12 people, they last approximately 2 hours, and take place in a different location every time. During the class, learning material is provided (e.g. maps, wine vocabulary, pens).

 

What‘s your next occasion to celebrate? Wine tastings are perfect for birthday parties, hen-do's, Christmas parties, or just an office Friday afternoon drinks with colleagues. 

Silvia organises events where the theme is wine, and the location can be your workplace, your home or a separate space which can be booked for you. You can choose the topic of your tasting (e.g. just sparkling wines, just reds, or focusing on wines from a specific region), or trust Silvia’s creativity. The price depends on the size of the party, the number of wines, and the place.

 

Corporate tastings are arranged for office people who want to enjoy and relax after a tough day at work or at the end of a long meeting or conference. You don’t have to leave the building, Divino in Vino will come to you and treat you with delicious wines and a bit of competitive fun!

You can choose the topic of your tasting (e.g. just sparkling wines, just reds, or focusing on wines from a specific region), or trust Silvia’s creativity. Silvia will work with you to specialise the tasting to your preferences. The price starts from £50 per person and depends on the size of the party, the number of wines, and the location.

 

 
 

Divino in Vino is collaborating with Bedales Wines for WSET courses. Since 2015, Silvia is the leading educator for WSET Level 1 and 2 which take place at Bedales of Leadenhall on Saturdays and Sundays. 

WSET qualifications are globally recognised as the international standard in wine and spirit knowledge. They are designed for those who are just starting out in their careers, as well as established professionals, and the many enthusiasts who have a passion for wines and spirits.

WSET was founded as charitable trust in 1969 to serve the growing educational needs of the UK wine and spirits industry which, at the time, primarily spanned import, distribution and retail. Funding was provided by The Vintners' Company and WSET took over the education initiatives started by the Wine and Spirit Association of Great Britain.

 

Divino in Vino organises wine tours and experiences in the South African winelands in collaboration with Explore Sideways! 

 

Next upcoming trip: 8-14 October 2017

 

Discover the very best of the South African wine regions from the Cape Peninsula, Constantia and cool climate Elgin to Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and the beautiful Swartland. Learn about the rich history of winemaking, discover organic and biodynamic farms and be spoilt with regional food & wine pairings as you sip the most exclusive wines that South Africa has to offer. Let a local, specialist guide take you off the beaten track and into some of the hidden gems that make this region a bucket list item for any visitor to Cape Town.

Explore Sideways is a South African based wine tour company specialising in unique, handcrafted wine experiences. Each trip is accompanied with a specialist wine guide that will take you to wineries that are off the beaten track and often not open to the public. Everything from tastings to lunch will be pre-booked and planned to perfection so you can focus on having an exceptional holiday.

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

● Check the important items off your Cape Town travel bucket list such as Table Mountain, the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Cape Point, the tip of the Cape Peninsula

● Discover 7 different wine regions including Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Constantia, Elgin, Hemel-en-Aarde, Bot River and the exciting Swartland

● Immerse yourself into South African culture through local traditions and food and wine pairings

● Meet winemakers and go behind the scenes at boutique wineries not open to the public The price per person sharing is R45,000 (£2,500 approximately), which includes:

● Accommodation in a double room at a 4-star hotel for 6 nights. Single supplement is R52,000 (£3,000 approximately)

● Arrival dinner and farewell dinner with the group

● Daily breakfast at the hotel and all lunches

● Exceptional food, wine, and sightseeing activities included each day

● Specialist, local guide

 

For more information, please download the detailed itinerary, which outlines the schedule for each day.

Explore Sideways has well-established relationships in the Cape Town region which gives us exclusive access to indulge in private experiences delicious wine memories. You can read more about them on TripAdvisor for previous guest feedback & Explore Sideways blog for stories of things in and around Cape Town.

 

Booking will close 2 weeks prior on Monday 25th September 2017!

Next available dates:

  • 19-25 November 2017

  • 11-17 February 2018

  • 11-17 March 2018

  • 6-12 May 2018

 

Once confirmed you will receive a separate email from Trust My Travel with a payment link. Explore Sideways uses Trust My Travel to ensure your payments are financially protected. In the unlikely event that we are not able to provide your tour and a refund, Trust My Travel will ensure your money is returned in full and will act on your behalf. Trust My Travel also provides worldwide card processing so when you click through to our Trust My Travel gateway, choose your local currency from the drop down box to avoid any foreign transaction fees being levied against your card. (You can pay using Visa, MasterCard, Amex and Diners Club)

Payment in full is required to reserve your place in the tour. If you need to cancel, the deposit will be refunded accordingly:

  • 14 days prior to tour departure: 100%

  • 15 to 30 days prior to tour departure: 50%

  • 31 to 60 days prior to tour departure: 25%

In the rare event that our company must cancel the trip, your full deposit will be refunded through Trust My Travel.

Please see the attached Terms & Conditions.

 

We have also put a list together of helpful info and list of things to do and places to book ahead of time. Click here!

 

Divino in Vino is a boutique wine service offering tastings, workshops and events in London and it’s run by me, Silvia.

As a stereotypical Italian, I love food, wine, and being together with other people to share special moments. Wine is not just a drink; behind that glass there is a lot more. Wine is climate, terroir, it’s hard work, passion and sacrifice. Wine is simplicity, yet it has got something fascinating that brings you back to tradition and true values. Wine is travelling, exploring, learning. Wine is poetry and magic. It brings people together and helps to create moments and experiences.

And so is Divino in Vino which means from wine to wine. Surrounded by niche and unusual wines from exclusive producers from all around the world, I want to create those special moments and experiences in an intimate setting as a true Italian does.

When I came to London in 2013 I didn’t imagine my dream coming true, my dream of speaking about wine and running tastings, workshops and events. I find happiness in the small things and I hope to bring this happiness to you too.

DIVINO IN VINO

Silvia Pampaloni
info@divinoinvino.co.uk

+44 (0)7572 437596