When you dine out or enjoy a meal with family and friends, chances are that at least one person has some knowledge about wines and which type of wine would nicely compliment the food that is being served. Is that person you? If not, it could be! Even if you’ve never taken a wine tasting course before, knowing some basic tips and tricks will make any beginner seem like they’ve been taking wine classes.Read more ›
Did you know that one of the top reasons employees choose to leave a company is because of a lack of recognition? Unfortunately, it is all too common for companies not to recognize or appreciate top achievers, or understand the importance of celebrating company milestones.Read more ›
Want to know how popular wine is? Google wine-tasting courses in your area and do a quick count. You will find this trend everywhere! Why have so many wine courses popped up? It might have something to do with the growing popularity of wine-tasting events. Employers, companies, and service providers have really tapped into wine-tasting events as a way to thank customers, improve client retention, and conduct a fun team building event for employees. Read more ›
A wine expert. There’s one at every party. You know the person: they usually have a small crowd around them who listen with rapt admiration as they swirl and sniff their wine and go into great detail about grape variety, tannins, and the best wine regions in the world. Part of you will roll your eyes, but another part of you will be envious of their talent. Face it: everyone wishes they knew a little bit more about wine. There is something inherently dignified and sophisticated about being a wine connoisseur.Read more ›
What determines your character? North Americans believe that the month you were born and the positions of the planet do. The Japanese are convinced that your blood type decides your personality. And for centuries, the Chinese have firmly claimed that it is the year of your birth that maps out your behaviours. At SommEvents, we believe that everything you need to know about a person can be found in their wine taste! So, what does your taste in wine say about you?
We’ve all heard it before. We all love to mention it as we enjoy a glass of wine at dinner and at parties. The idea has been stated and passed around so often, that it has become embedded into our culture as a fact. But, is it actually true? Can wine be healthy for us? We would all like it to be true! Let’s take a look at some of the facts:
Wine and Cholesterol
It has been long believed that wine can be beneficial for the heart, but more recent studies have demonstrated that it may be also beneficial for the blood. Wine seems to raise the levels of HDL (good cholesterol) while lowering LDL (bad cholesterol). Furthermore, phenols (a chemical compound in wine) help to protect the arteries from the bad cholesterol.
Why would anyone need a wine etiquette class?
Did you know that there is a specific order to how you taste wine and why we do it?
Did you know there is an order in which to drink wine to get the most from the experience?
If you are an executive or you aspire to be an executive, successfully entertaining a potential or existing client is an important part of the deal. The same can be said for a job interview as you move up the ranks in your career.Read more ›