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Clare can custom design a wine, sake or whisky focused event that will meet your event objectives, create excitement, increase involvement, generate positive word-of-mouth and promote memorable brand association. These events are ideal for corporate client entertaining and networking, team rewards & bonding, and can even be a wonderful way to spend some quality time with your family. Some options are outlined below however the scope is almost endless. Contact Clare to discuss your next event

Networking & Stand-Up Events

Ideal for larger groups – especially in a networking context, stand up formats provide the ultimate flexibility in delivery while still allowing ample opportunity for the organisation to achieve it’s objectives. Clare will customize a theme to suit, select the wines, organise the catering and host the event. Clare will treat your guests to an introduction to wine appreciation after receiving sparkling on arrival. Each wine is poured in sequence, with Clare introducing the wine; its history, origin and character – in addition to some ideas to match it with canapés or cheese. After a short presentation for each wine, the guests are left to mingle, taste and discuss the wines, try them with cheese and continue their own conversations. There is ample space to integrate speeches, games or team building as this format is inherently casual and flexible – resulting in maximum involvement while generating positive word of mouth. Each guest receives a customised booklet (featuring integrated branding) with details on the wines, the cheese and plenty of inspiration to continue on with.

”Dear Clare. Thanks again for hosting our event last week. It was terrific. You are the consumate host & MC – inclusive, insightful and so knowledgable. Richard is calling you the ‘wine oracle’ from now on. We’re looking forward to the next one!”

Peter Westbourne – Corporate Client

Private Dinners & Sit Down Events

Imagine your own private dinner party, hosted by a renowned wine educator! Choose a private dining room (or set your dining table!) and treat your friends, family or clients to a dinner matched to gorgeous wines. Clare will advise on the venue, customise a theme to suit, select the wines, organise the menu and host the event. Clare will treat your guests to an introduction to wine appreciation after receiving sparkling on arrival. Each bracket is poured in pairs with Clare introducing the wines; their history, origin and character. The benefit of pouring in pairs is the element of comparison – which always leads to lots of light-bulb moments and a truly memorable experience! Sit down events allow time for some real insights into food and wine matching and a wonderful way to wine and dine those important to you.

Hens & Bucks

Yes we’re featured on Urbanlist and yes we can help you with your hens or bucks celebrations! Ideal for groups from 10 – 25 people, The Humble Tumbler can organise and host events which feature wine, gin, sake & whisky – or a considered combination of all of them!

We can source a venue for you, organise the cheese (or catering) and develop a tasting to inspire, engage and most importantly – give everyone a chance to have loads of fun in the name of ‘education’.

Click here to download a quick overview Hens&BucksJan2018 or fill in the form below for a quote.

Some of the amazing companies we’ve worked with…

Our preferred caterer is
Pot and Pan!

But we can work with anyone! Based in West Melbourne, Pot and Pan
offer phenomenal menus and beautiful service. We love them!

We’d be delighted to organise a quote…

Please fill in the Contact Form with the following information..

Overview: Event description, objectives, timing & any brand integration requirements
Scale: How many people approximately?
Venue: Will you use your own venue or do you need us to source a venue on your behalf?
Format: Is there are preference for sit-down or stand-up style event?

Need some more information?…

We can help you find the perfect venue! Once the scope & budget is set we will work with you to explore the venue options. From private dining rooms, galleries, cafes, warehouses, retail spaces or even your own residence, we can source something that fits the vision of the event.

Or just some thematic inspiration…

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