Testimonials

The Wine Shop prides itself on providing its customers with a informative and fun experience. Sometimes the emphasis in on learning and sometimes its just for fun. These testimonials show what our customers think of us.

We welcome your feedback and comments, this also helps potential customers see what we’re all about, so if you have attended one of our wine tasting evening or events, please post your comments below.

Thank you.

67 Responses to “Testimonials”

  1. The Crokers September 30, 2017 at 6:31 pm Permalink

    I wanted to leave a testimonial for Kelli and Matthew – I cannot praise them and the Wine Shop highly enough. Their knowledge of wine is second to none and the community they have created around their beautiful shop is wonderful. The shop itself has an excellent atmosphere, particularly with the recent refurbishment. The wine and spirits choice is excellent and regularly changes to create interest – and the welcome & guidance Kelli and Matthew give their customers makes you feel warm and valued. We have been to several of their wine tastings and wine fairs and they have been excellent. Thank you guys – I don’t know what we (and Winscombe) and surrounding areas would do without you! We’ve been to other wine shops in the past (not now), but none come close to yours! You should be proud of what you’ve achieved to date, and very excited for the future of The Wine Shop.

  2. Marianne September 14, 2017 at 8:04 pm Permalink

    If you need a special whiskey, gin, wine, sherry…. well anything with alcohol basically, Winscombe Wine Shop is place. Kelli and Matthew have a down to earth approach, so no need to feel like a fish out if water. They’ll guide you and advise through the mirade of bottles, and find something that will fit the bill perfectly. Once you’re hooked into the wine and spirit adventure, it’s THE place to go!!

  3. Eleanor September 14, 2017 at 6:09 pm Permalink

    My husband and I have attended numerous events hosted by Kelli and Matthew including gin, sherry, whiskey and many many wine tasting evenings. The highlight of the autumn is the sidcot wine fayre which never fails to give us plenty of new favourite tipples. We are always so pleased with the personal service and expert knowledge from these two lovely people. Thank you.

  4. Richard Mead September 14, 2017 at 2:55 pm Permalink

    The Wine Shop (Winscombe) is simply the best thing to happen to the Village in a generation!

    The Wine Shop, Kelli & Matthew have been a revelation weather you are looking for a simple ‘quaffing’ wine or something more indulgent Kelli & Matthew give you the same friendly honest straight forward help.

    The tastings are informal but informative no matter your knowledge level.

    The first Wineshop no one should be intimidated in visiting!

    If Carlsberg did Wine Shops this is it!!

    Bravo!!

  5. Dave Hawker September 14, 2017 at 12:01 pm Permalink

    Hi Kelli

    I am just writing to say a big thank you for hosting our wine tasting evening last night.

    Everyone had a great evening and you pitched content just at the right level, informative and fun.

    I will be recommending you to anyone that is looking to hold such an event and will be using your services in the future, maybe Gin tasting?

    Thanks again

    Dave

  6. Aron May 25, 2017 at 4:40 pm Permalink

    “Had a fantastic ‘introduction to Wine’ Level One WSET delivered expertly by Kelli at a pace and level that was relatively easy to understand. As a complete novice, I was really happy with my levels of understanding as the workshop developed and now feel really confident talking about wine with my limited knowledge, but more importantly I am now brave enough to try to understand more and share what I know, thanks Kelli”

    • Andy Heath July 10, 2017 at 11:11 am Permalink

      Kelli,

      Just a note to say thank you very much for organizing another great client day last week touring the highlights of Somerset’s best producers! Clients and ourselves love the day as its something different, meeting people passionate about their drinks and having a huge amount of fun at the same time. Thanks again and looking forward to next year already!

      Andy
      Cushman & Wakefield

  7. Rachel June 22, 2016 at 11:02 am Permalink

    Dear Kelli,

    Thank you so much for Friday night everyone really enjoyed themselves. The wines were fabulous as always and your enthusiasm and knowledge is so informative and interesting to listen to.

    We really enjoyed the blind tasting and the quizzes were great fun too.

    I am so pleased that you have won an award.. I know you came second but it is still an achievement and so nice to see a local business recognised.

    I am sorry to have not been able to celebrate with you on Saturday but I was on a meditation retreat day !!! but did have you in my ‘meditative thoughts along with a large glass of Prosecco ‘

    Thank you again.

    Kind regards

    Rachel

  8. Candice Sellman July 14, 2015 at 10:15 am Permalink

    Hi Kelli

    I just wanted to say a huge thanks again for a fabulous wine tasting on Friday 10/7/15 in Somerset. All of the girls commented about how knowledgeable you were, how well you explained the different types of wines and how much fun you made it. The hen especially enjoyed herself, and confirmed that she really doesn’t like red wine 😉

    Thanks again, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone else.

    Take care
    Candice

  9. Rowena Hawkes May 15, 2015 at 8:36 am Permalink

    Kelli, thank you so much for the fantastic wine tasting night you put on for Dad’s 70th. Dad and all his friends had a wonderful time and really enjoyed learning more about the wine world, as well as tasting a delicious selection. As always, you surprised me with several grape varieties I’d not normally go for! We are very much looking forward to the next tasting night!

  10. Jayne Taylor April 27, 2015 at 10:17 am Permalink

    Just to say how much Andy and I enjoyed the champagne and sparkling wine tasting last week. Great atmosphere and just the right amount of information from the very knowledgeable Kelli. We will join you for another evening soon.

  11. Andy Flint March 22, 2015 at 10:01 am Permalink

    I attended the 4 session wine tasting course in February. What an eye opening experience. we had a lot of fun, enjoyed the wines and learnt so much. I can now really enjoy a glass of wine far more with the knowledge of how to taste the wine, what it is telling me about where it came from and how it compliments the food. I recommend thoroughly anyone to attend these courses. A wonderful way to spend an evening.

  12. dawn Odoi October 14, 2014 at 11:08 am Permalink

    Am gutted! Just went to see if I could get tickets for the Somerset Wine Fair and it is SOLD OUT! Not surprised as last years maiden event was a triumph. Probably would have been easier to get tickets for Glastonbury Festival. I will be first in the queue next year mark my words!

    • Matthew October 14, 2014 at 11:23 am Permalink

      Hi Dawn,

      We are really sorry. Tickets sold out in just ten days this year, it certainly is a popular event.

      Pop in the shop on the Saturday after the wine fair as we usually have a good few bottles open and its like a mini wine fair all over again!

      See you soon.

  13. Steve Pettifer October 14, 2014 at 11:05 am Permalink

    I love visiting the Wine Shop: The welcome is always friendly, the advice is informative and well explained (I have been patronised by more wine sellers than I care to remember so this is a particularly valued trait for me!) and the wine (and spirits) I’ve bought have never been less than excellent. I love that I have discovered a whole host of locally produced wines from vineyards practically on my doorstep thanks to Kelli and her husband, as well as being introduced to some wines that I would never have even noticed without their expert guidance. If only all wine shops were like this!

    • Matthew October 14, 2014 at 11:24 am Permalink

      Hi Steve,

      Thank you for your kind words, we’ll keep doing what we are doing then.

      Look forward to seeing you soon.

  14. Philip & Sue September 5, 2014 at 4:54 pm Permalink

    A really enjoyable evening at the Cove last night. A well organised evening with really lovely wines to accompany a delicious meal. A chance to chat with Cristina Torres was also special. Well done Kelli and Matthew.

    • Kelli September 5, 2014 at 4:56 pm Permalink

      Thank you Philip and Sue, really glad you had a lovely evening. See you soon

  15. Hannah Louise August 14, 2014 at 10:08 am Permalink

    Hi Kelli

    Just wanted to say a massive thank you for the wine tasting experience last night. Everyone couldn’t stop raving about it after you left and again this morning. Your balance of knowledge but humour was perfect and all of the girls felt they really learnt someone from the evening.

    Many thanks again

    Hannah

  16. Jenni Cruickshank May 1, 2014 at 2:01 pm Permalink

    Just ordered my first case from The Wine Tasting Co. and I’m excited to try it all out!

    I cannot praise Kelli enough for her amazing customer service – it’s a real pleasure doing business with her and I hope we can book another tasting soon.

  17. Jessica Truscott March 25, 2014 at 6:41 am Permalink

    Just wanted to thank Bryn for an amazing wine tasting this weekend in Bath, we all thoroughly enjoyed it and it really got the party started. Bryn was funny informative and charasmatic and dealt with the usual hen banter perfectly. Oh and the wine was lush. Jessica & Naomi

  18. Jane Tones September 7, 2013 at 3:55 pm Permalink

    Why send flowers when you can send delicious, expert selected wine?! Thank you, Kelli, for taking such good care of my order. You made sending a gift from outside the UK a pleasure. The family might be getting a lot of wine for Christmas this year… The Wine Tasting Co are the best!
    — in Los Angeles, CA, United States.

  19. Katrina August 5, 2013 at 7:29 pm Permalink

    Hi Kelli

    I hope you are well.

    Myself and the girls just wanted to say a huge thank you for Saturday evening’s wine tasting. It was a fabulous event and who knew there was so much to learn about a grape based plonk!! Jokes, aside, it was great and we had a lovely time. Thank you so much for all the lovely wine, sharing your amazing knowledge and coping with 18 tipsy ladies.

    If any friends wish to have a wine tasting event in the area, I will have no hesitation in recommending you.

    Many thanks

    Katrina, Nicky, Emma and Hannah!!

  20. Natalie Gibson August 1, 2013 at 11:05 am Permalink

    We had Bryn as our wine tasting host for the evening! He was brilliant! Knowledgable, funny and can hold a tune, the perfect way to kick start a hen party!!! The selection of wines brought to the tasting were excellent! Highly recommend these guys for any evening entertainment!!!

  21. Geoff King July 9, 2013 at 7:55 pm Permalink

    Always fun, always friendly, always helpful, such a great experience. Jane and I love your wine tastings. And always enjoy the wine too!

  22. Clare July 9, 2013 at 12:16 pm Permalink

    This was our second wine tasting with Kelli, who is an excellent host.
    A great evening. Really good fun and lots learnt about wine.
    Many thanks

  23. Joanna Campbell June 3, 2013 at 9:21 pm Permalink

    Hello Kelli

    I have been meaning to email you for over a month now to thank you whole heartedly for organising and running such a brilliant wine tasting for us raucous girls at Roxy’s hen do. You really were fantastic, everyone was hugely impressed (an even greater testament to your course considering the Butler-in-the-Buff distraction)! We all learnt a lot and with new found confidence to describe exactly what we like, several have shunned the supermarkets & ventured to local wine cellars to purchase their grapes!

    Thank you once again, I’ll be keeping my eye on your website for the grand opening of your online shop.

    : o )

    Many thanks,
    Jo

  24. Lindsay May 3, 2013 at 10:16 am Permalink

    Hi Kelli,
    We wanted to thank you again for a really enjoyable wine and chocolate tasting evening. The Bride-to-be and all the chicks really enjoyed matching the yummy chocolate with the great variety of wine, it has given us all inspiration (and an excuse) to keep trying new wine and chocolate combinations! We would definatley recommend The Wine Tasting Co for any party.
    Love Lindsay & Lucy

  25. Rhian Hubbard March 26, 2013 at 9:30 am Permalink

    Hi Kelli,

    I just wanted to thank you again for the wine tasting you did for us on Saturday! We all had a fantastic time – the wine was fab and the session both interesting and fun! Lots of the group have come back to me too and said how much they enjoyed it! It really made my hen do!

    Thanks
    Rhian

  26. Jan Lacey January 26, 2013 at 8:12 pm Permalink

    Weekends wouldn’t be the same now without something new to try or talk about in the shop and a different wine to take home. The 2 different rose wines we had for our pamper day last weekend were delicious. Thanks also for the fantastic Christmas gifts for work. Matt did a great job of wrapping, and delivered to the door too 🙂

  27. Rowena November 20, 2012 at 12:09 pm Permalink

    Hi Kelli
    I just wanted to say a very big thank you for a great evening last night. We are always saying we don’t know much about wines outside of NZ – so it was great to try so many things I would definitely not normally go for! We had a really good time and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
    Many thanks, Row and Rach

  28. Imelda August 31, 2012 at 6:06 pm Permalink

    We got Kelli for my sisters hen do and there were a few of us who were very skeptical of wine tasting…I can not recommend it enough! We had such fun on the day and Kelli was great with the girls. Plenty of laughs and games, everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves..we still discuss all we learned at the tasting…who knew, a vodka girl like myself could be converted! Well done Kelli!:)

  29. Rebecca Webley July 13, 2012 at 11:39 am Permalink

    Thank you so much for our great wine-tasting course for my sister’s hen do. Everybody really enjoyed it and loved the wines you chose for us, which were just right for the group. I thought the course felt really professional, without being too “stuffy” or technical and particularly liked the quiz (maybe because our team won ;-)!). It was also really nice having the course at home. I would definitely book this again and/or recommend you to others.

  30. Vicki Smith June 13, 2012 at 2:51 pm Permalink

    Kelli hosted a wine tasting evening on the lawn of Rossholme Country House for my hen party last weekend. Everybody had a great time and learnt a bit about wine as well! Would highly recommend for any kind of party. Thanks Kelli for contributing to what was a fantastic hen party!

  31. John and Denise French May 18, 2012 at 9:10 am Permalink

    We very much enjoyed the wine tasting evening and look forward to another

  32. Sharon James May 10, 2012 at 10:17 am Permalink

    My husband arranged a European wine tasting event at our home for a birthday celebration with a few friends and family. By a stroke of luck the sun came out just before Kelli arrived and we were able to have it in the garden. As per usual Kelli delivered an engaging and informative session, it was a fabulous evening and our guests were raving about it for hours after Kelli had left. Thanks Kelli!!

  33. Chris and Lissy Manners May 2, 2012 at 12:18 pm Permalink

    Dear Kelli,
    We just wanted you to know how much we enjoyed last evening at the Food Den, and how we admired your knowledge and expertise. With the wonderful food laid on by Lesley and Paul it really was a terrific evening, and we can’t wait for our order to arrive (and for the next wine tasting, of course!).
    With many thanks,
    Chris & Lissy Manners

  34. Claire Cooper April 5, 2012 at 12:16 pm Permalink

    Really enjoyed the PTA wine tasting evening I attended last week, it was definitely something a bit different!
    Kelli is a great host, very knowledgeable and passionate about wine, she made the evening fun and informative.
    We all went home knowing more about wine than we had previously and feeling a little bit tipsy ! Thanks Kelli! x

  35. Sal Culmer March 27, 2012 at 1:14 pm Permalink

    The Wine Tasting Company were excellent – super, quick correspondence, brilliant balance between education and fun….and best of all – lushious wines and a fantastic host in Kelli.

    A perfect way to spend a Hen….the Bride to Be was so excited! That, combined with the fantastic weather (20 degrees in March, yes please!) made for a brilliant wine tasting experience.

    Thanks Kelli!

  36. Jenni Cruickshank March 13, 2012 at 3:38 pm Permalink

    Many thanks to yourself and Richard for our lovely evening on the 7th.

    Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves – my team in particular!

  37. Sally Crocker March 5, 2012 at 1:11 pm Permalink

    Thanks again for an amazing wine tasting session. All the girls on the hen weekend absolutely loved it, and it made the afternoon.

    I will definitely recommend your company again in the future.

    Best wishes,

    Sally

  38. Hannah Ranby February 9, 2012 at 8:12 pm Permalink

    I had a fantastic wine tasting party which I held at home for my recent 3?th birthday. It was a great night with special friends and family who all thoroughly enjoyed it.

    Kelli did a brilliant job providing the perfect balance of excellent wine, interesting and useful information and plenty of fun and laughs. The fact that my team got 10 out of 10 in the quiz must have meant that we learnt something, especially as this was after we had tasted all the wines!

    I would highly recommend Kelli and The Wine Tasting Co and can’t wait to find a reason to use them again.

    If you’re toying with the idea of having a wine tasting for a special occasion or corporate event – just do it! You won’t regret it.

  39. Steph Grant October 5, 2011 at 6:44 am Permalink

    What a fantastic time we had! I booked wine tasting for my hen weekend, Kelli was fantastic keeping me well informed. The delightful Richard led 14 cackling hens through a very engaging tasting session. We all had a brilliant time! Richard was excellent. A huge THANK YOU!

  40. Tim Cockram October 4, 2011 at 8:31 pm Permalink

    I would highly recommend Kelli and The Wine Tasting Co. I have attended several of her events over the last 12 months and all have been very enjoyable. I have been able to meet up with friends and colleagues and have a great time in a relaxed atmosphere. At the same time I feel as if I have come away having learned something new. If you are looking to organise any social event for friends, family or business then i think it is worth speaking to Kelli to ensure it is a success.

  41. Melanie Phelps October 3, 2011 at 10:11 pm Permalink

    Congratulations on your 1st Birthday. I had a great evening at the wine tasting to celebrate. My knowledge of wine is extremely limited but I found it informative and fun and the wines were really lovely. A great way to spend a relaxed evening and I look forward to the next one. I would highly recommend the services on offer. Thank You.

  42. John Mayer October 3, 2011 at 2:17 pm Permalink

    I have attended two of Kelli’s wine tasting evenings, the first a business networking event at the Riverside Business Club, the second a purely social event at the Heritage, Weston Super Mare.
    Both events were brilliant. Kelli is a very enthusiastic and knowledgeable wine connoisseur.
    Whether you have a knowledge of wine or not, Kelli offers something for everyone.
    I would go to future events she holds.

  43. Rowena Ham October 3, 2011 at 12:03 pm Permalink

    Thank you for a wonderful wine tasting evening at your ‘1st birthday’. Great to try so many wines from a different part of NZ and we’re looking forward to the next event!

  44. Liz Horne September 30, 2011 at 2:11 pm Permalink

    Congratulations and happy anniversary to the Wine Tasting Company. Had a great time celebrating with you last night, what a good turn out…..and the wine was soooooo good. Looking forward to the next event. See you again soon.

  45. Julie Frankland August 30, 2011 at 5:39 pm Permalink

    I had a fantastic time at Kelli’s Italian wine tasting for my sister’s 50th birthday. Kelli was a knowledgeable and enthusiastic host and her selection of wines was well chosen. I learned a lot and had a great evening too!

  46. Mari Stevens August 28, 2011 at 8:51 am Permalink

    Kelli joined us for a hen night a few weeks ago and we all had a fantastic time sampling her range of really delicious wines – including a handful of pregnant women! The wines were amazing and the session was laid-back but still informative and loads of fun. It was a good opportunity to get to know some new people and for the hens to bond – and get a bit tipsy (of course!) Thank you Wine Tasting Co! (Now where’s that order list?)

  47. Vanessa Purcell August 7, 2011 at 3:19 pm Permalink

    I attended one of Kelli’s wine tasting networking evenings. It was structured very well to provide a great balance between wine tasting and networking opportunities. A really enjoyable evening. Thanks Kelli.

  48. Clare Kingsbury-Bell August 5, 2011 at 2:49 pm Permalink

    An evening wine-tasting with Kelli is a real treat. When looking for something a bit different or a good way of making the most of a night off, I would highly recommend booking Kelli. It’s an eye-opener to get to know what wines you like and why and how to get a really lovely wine to enjoy. I’ve kept all the notes from the evening and use them time and time again when picking wines.

  49. Emma Bown August 3, 2011 at 2:22 pm Permalink

    I booked The Wine Tasting Co. via Kelli for my father-in-law’s 80th birthday party last weekend and it topped off a wonderful day. We were a mixture of ages from early twenties to 80 and it was fun for everyone. The quiz complemented the evening perfectly. There was plenty of laughter and we all learnt something new and enjoyed some delicious new wines. Thank you once again Kelli. I will certainly be recommending The Wine Tasting Co. to all my friends.

  50. Hannah Newmarch July 29, 2011 at 10:58 am Permalink

    We all agreed that the wine tasting was the perfect activity for my sisters hen do.. It worked really well, getting everyone chatting, asking questions and there was a little bit of competition as well. It was also appropriate for the whole group, with the mummies getting really involved. Richard was both knowledgeable and funny and it was a really good fun afternoon all in all. Thanks so much…..

  51. Victoria and John Miller July 27, 2011 at 12:23 pm Permalink

    I just wanted to take the time to say what an amazing job you did with the wine tasting at our wedding on Saturday. Absolutely everyone said how great it was and that the selection of wines were just perfect. Thank you for making our special day even more amazing than we could have ever hoped or imagined. You were patient, informative and friendly to all our guests and that’s exactly what we wanted.

    My friends and family have all asked for your details for events they are planning and I will be sure to recommend your company regularly to my friends and work colleagues.

    We hope you enjoyed the night and the surroundings of stunning Temple Island.

    Thanks again

    Victoria and John Miller

  52. Andrew Marsden July 8, 2011 at 10:49 am Permalink

    Had a great evening and learned more than I thought I would about my favourite tipple! Kelli certainly knows her stuff and enthuses everyone with her natural and pleasant personality. Not at all “highbrow” and a lot of fun.

  53. Christina Casey June 20, 2011 at 2:33 pm Permalink

    I had such a great hen do thank you and I think that everyone really enjoyed the wine tasting and said it was fun but that they learnt loads too – so thank you very much!

  54. Morwenna Tudor June 1, 2011 at 2:26 pm Permalink

    Had a brilliant wine tasting this weekend with Kelli. She chose some fantastic wines for us and took us on a tasting journey around the world. She was knowledgeable and interesting and really opened our eyes to some wines we’d not tried before, as well as introducing us to different versions of old favourites. The relaxed atmosphere she created made the tasting really pleasurable, and she injected a fun element by holding a short quiz – although she may have been taken aback by our competitive natures!

    Would definitely recommend this to anyone, whether for a personal occasion or corporate event. We’re already planning our next one.

  55. Sharon James May 12, 2011 at 11:49 am Permalink

    I have attended 2 of Kelli’s wine tasting evenings, the first a purely social event at the Heritage, Weston Super Mare, and the second a business networking event at the Riverside Business Club. Both events were fantastic. Kelli is so knowledgeable and passionate about wine she really inspires you to get out and try something different. It doesn’t matter if you know nothing or something about wine, Kelli offers something for everyone. I’ll definitely be booking again!

  56. Joanna Galusik April 13, 2011 at 1:22 pm Permalink

    Just to say I had a great evening with Kelli, found out a lot about wines, met new people, all in all fantastic and very productive time! Well done Kelli!

  57. Simon Heal April 11, 2011 at 9:35 am Permalink

    I attended a networking wine tasting evening with Kelli and it was a real hit, great wine, great company and great fun. Thank you for a super evening.

  58. Glenn Gane March 30, 2011 at 2:08 pm Permalink

    Hi Kelli

    Thank you for giving us a fantastic, informative and fun evening at our friends 40th birthday celebrations in Glastonbury on Saturday 12th February. I would absolutely recommend your company to anyone wanting a great night in with friends. We all learnt so much and sampled an excellent selection of fine wines. Thank again.

  59. Margaret Smith February 8, 2011 at 11:00 pm Permalink

    The wine choice was a good cross section, carefully chosen, Kelli was excellent at putting everyone at ease and made an informative evening a great night out.

  60. Caroline Sparks January 26, 2011 at 12:01 pm Permalink

    Hi Kelli

    We really enjoyed Saturday evening. I think you got the tone just right – a good mix of informative and fun!

    Keep in touch.

  61. Debbie Hodge September 3, 2010 at 8:26 am Permalink

    The wines we tasted were very different from what we would usually buy or
    order in a restaurant and we were really surprised at how
    different they all tasted especially when you learn how to taste the wine
    properly!!

    The session was very informative but relaxed and great fun, I also felt
    safe asking questions that may seem silly or obvious!!

    I came away feeling that i had learned alot and enjoyed some really lovely
    wines which can’t be bad!! This is a great idea for a get together
    of friends, hen party’s, corporate events or just as something different
    with friends and family. Highly recommended!!

  62. Marius Jennings August 6, 2010 at 3:55 pm Permalink

    “Just had a lovely wine tasting with The Wine Tasting Co. Everyone really enjoyed themselves and got to sample some stunning wines. Kelli presents a great evening.”

  63. Christina Clark July 3, 2010 at 3:54 pm Permalink

    “Had a great evening wine tasting with Kelli. Went along and really enjoyed myself, will soon be going back for more!! “

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