Our Sommelier Monique’s love of wine began at Stellenbosch University where she studied Psychology and Philosophy. After working her way through university and the wine lists of two local wineries, Monique moved to the UK where she worked in wine bars in Oxford and London, and enrolled for the WSET Diploma qualification. Monique joined Villandry as the sommelier three years ago where she is responsible for the wine lists, staff training and events. The wine that got her hooked initially was oaked Chardonnay as well as big, juicy red wines. After years of tasting wines from all around the world her preference has somewhat changed.
“My favourite style of wine at the moment is wine with ‘sapidity’; it is the savoury, mouthwatering feeling you get from so many natural and terroir-driven wines, something I experience especially in orange and volcanic wines. Fresh, clean, lighter reds can be so versatile when it comes to pairing with different dishes. I love trying new styles and varieties. In fact, one of my favourite challenges in the restaurant is to get someone to try a wine grape or style they have never tried before. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing a customer get excited about a wine that I suggested and love too. We are so fortunate to living in London that offers wine from every part of the world and so we really should be travelling through wine much more”.
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Corporate Wine Tasting Events at Villandry
Villandry Wine Tastings, are an informal, engaging addition to any personal, corporate event or team building day. We cater for everyone from a beginner to more serious wine enthusiasts and those who would like to explore unusual wines from exciting new wave wine makers.
Corporate Cocktail Masterclasses at Villandry
Our cocktail masterclass’s are a perfect addition to a corporate event or celebratory occasion to give you a fun, interactive element. As we provide private tutelage, no previous experience is necessary.
Our Events team will discuss with you your preferred choice of spirit, then create a bespoke event using one of our trusted suppliers.