Wine education for everyone
At The Wine Ed Co we host wine tastings across Hertfordshire and the sounding counties. These wine tastings are great for birthday parties, corporate events, charity or PTA fundraisers and more.
Wine education for the hospitality industry
We combine sommelier and managerial experience to design bespoke wine training programmes for the hospitality trade. During a detailed consultation with the venue we’ll look at areas such as:
- Increasing spend per head
- Improving the customer experience
- Wine tastings and events
We’ll then put the plans into action, either delivering one-off training or providing in-depth and on-going consultancy.
Meet the teamThe team behind The Wine Ed Co has a wealth of knowledge on the subject of wine, and a vast experience in the hospitality industry
Duncan G Gammie
Duncan worked in Australia for 2 years at cocktail bars and restaurants at a managerial level. It was during this time he started to visit vineyards, explore wines and, most importantly, read book after book on the subject.
On his return, he moved to the UK’s second best food destination, Edinburgh! Determined to increase his wine knowledge, Duncan applied to Castle Terrace as a sommelier, which at the time was one of the 5 Michelin starred restaurants in Edinburgh. For 10 consecutive months he studied and impressively passed his Certified Sommelier exam with the Court of Master Sommeliers. Within another 10 months, he had progressed to be the Assistant Manager of Castle Terrace, a Michelin starred restaurant and had responsibilities that included creating and delivering weekly training courses for all of the staff on areas of food, wine & Michelin starred service.
After a brief hiatus to assist in his family business, Duncan then moved South to Hertfordshire and worked at a small independent wine merchant. Duncan thoroughly enjoys expanding his wine knowledge and continued his education through the W.S.E.T and successfully completed his Level 3. He met a lot of clients through work and used this time to build strong relationships with a wealth of local businesses. After meeting several restaurant owners all crying out for wine training for their staff and wine tastings for the general public, The Wine Ed Co was born.
Hannah J A Gammie
Hannah also hails from a hospitality background. After starting out as a receptionist at a 4 star Cambridge hotel she was quickly promoted to the Wedding and Events team. Hannah moved to Scotland, where she met Duncan, and worked as the Wedding and Events Manager at the prestigious Macdonald Pittodrie Hotel. Hannah’s wealth of experience in event planning, organising and communicating skills ensures that The Wine Ed Co’s wine tastings run smoothly and professionally.