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Welcome to Grape Expert Tastings, Kendal

Andrew Trueman B.Ed, WSET.Andrew Trueman B.Ed, WSET. I was born in Blackburn and my parents ran a restaurant in the Lancashire, Ribble Valley. As a result my love of wine started at an early age and has always been a passion of mine. I gained a B.Ed at De Montford University and after working in Education for many years I decided to make my passion my career. I gained my WSET qualifications and now through Organising and Hosting Wine Tasting Events I have the opportunity to combine my teaching skills with my wine knowledge. I worked for Oddbins Wine Merchants until its demise in 2011. That is when I founded “Grape Expert Tastings.”

Mission Statement

I aim to make Wine Tastings fun and educational experiences that demystify wine. I believe a little knowledge of wine goes a long way to enhancing the drinker’s love of wine. Every tasting should hold “Great Expectations!”

Types of Events

Corporate Events; Private Tastings; Parties; Fund Raising Events. These include Blind Tasting Competitions, Food & Wine Gastronomic Experiences and Tutored Wine Tasting.
The Majority of Wines I use are bought through Majestic Wine who have a superb and varied range of wines at very competitive prices.