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“Well, I am not sure how to start such an email, apart from A MASSIVE THANK YOU. I think the words magical, wonderful, amazing and stunning spring to mind.  You were just brilliant Alex, so charming and kind to us all.  You made us feel so special and welcome, and we have learnt so much.  It was like an exam in the plane on the way home !  We actually wanted to turn back and learn some more ! Everything from start to finish was 5 star .. or 6 star or 10 star ...... I could go on ! I can't say a big enough thank you Alex ... these last two days will be remembered by us all forever.”
K. Digweed, Kent, September 2011

“I can't thank you enough for all your help organising such a superb tour for us. The whole thing was perfect from start to finish. Just what I had in mind at the outset. The choice of venues was great and food choices too were excellent. I want to come back already! You were a brilliant "host" and very knowledgeable on all the relevant stuff. It does make it so much easier to hear it from a native English speaker.”
Tom Lindsay, Spayne Lindsay & Co. LLP, London, May 2011

"Thank-you again for a most enjoyable two days. It was exactly what we had hoped to see and do in the Bordeaux region and I don't believe Mike has stopped smiling yet.  Your expertise and organization was top notch..., it was tremendous fun for us as well and that is what made it such a success.”
B. Rogers, Ontario, Canada, October 2010

Thank you for arranging a thoroughly enjoyable and engaging wine tour. Everyone commented on how much they enjoyed the day and how impressed they were with your ability to hold their interest given the excesses of the previous night!”
D. Havercroft, London, October 2009

“We wanted to take a moment and thank you again for the wonderful time we had with you in Bordeaux. The days we spent with you were fun, informative, and incredibly memorable. We really appreciate all your time, effort, knowledge, and how welcome you made us feel.”
I. Popov, California, July 2009

“I thought the Bordeaux tour was fantastic and extremely insightful. What was particularly impressive was watching the chateaux guides listen to you rather than the reverse!”
J. Davis, London, May 2009

“We spent three days visiting various properties – Pontet-Canet, Lafite, Margaux, Haut-Brion, La Mission (briefly), Las Cases etc. At each stop it was clear that Alex had an excellent rapport with the staff. He is knowledgeable without being pretentious. We found him to be the perfect guide, entertaining but not too full of himself. We left feeling as though we had made a friend. I would have no problem recommending him to any of my friends.”
Michael Glass, Pennsylvania, September 2008

“On behalf of Jones Lang LaSalle and our clients, thank you for a fantastic trip this week. I felt the quality of the accommodation, the meals and wine were excellent. The organisation was faultless and you pitched the 'educational' element just right for the group. It couldn't really have gone much better!”
Richard Evans, Director, Jones Lang LaSalle, May 2008

“The trip was excellent… Your knowledge of the area, the wines and the people was of tremendous benefit during our visit. You did an excellent job of balancing our expectations, assumptions and misconceptions with the various realities of Bordeaux. At no time did we feel rushed or under pressure and you were great at taking the time to drive around points of interest when it would have been very easy for you to just drop us at the hotel and go home. It made a big difference to have somebody with us who actually cared about our trip and wanted it to be as successful and enjoyable as it could be.”
John and Linda Keane, Co. Kildare, Ireland, March 2008

“Alex was simply a marvelous guide and host. From a competence standpoint, he was fantastic. He could endlessly articulate the nuances in the wine making processes,… and clearly had an experienced and sound palate in helping guide us through the tastings. His enthusiasm for wine and more importantly enjoying educating others and imparting his knowledge was outstanding. Finally, he was a true joy to be around. We obviously spent a great deal of concentrated time together and as we visited outside of the wine world he was a great conversationalist whom we never tired of being around. Very polished, professional, and genuine. …It takes a unique individual to satisfactorily perform for clients five days straight of eight hours a day and be enjoyable to be around. He is such.”
Phil and Kris Elbert, Chicago, November 2007

“We just returned from Bordeaux and had a wonderful time. …Alex, was outstanding. He is expert in all aspects of wine making and walked us through all of the details of that process in terms we could understand. Additionally, his knowledge of each of the many chateaux is encyclopaedic. …Most importantly, he is a personable and likeable guide.”
Lauren and Craig Colton, Baltimore, October 2007

“First of all, I really enjoyed my trip to Bordeaux, it is just absolutely a beautiful place… I really thank you for the arrangement and Alex's kindness in teaching us about the wine and the various aspects of production.”
Albert Chan, Import Buyer, RT-Mart, Taipei, June 2007

“We are flying back right now from what was a great trip to Bordeaux. From start to finish we really had a great time… We do need to mention Alex our guide who did a great job. He was flexible, accommodating and knew his stuff. We really could not have asked for more.”
George Miliotes, Director of Beverage & Hospitality, Seasons 52 restaurant group, Orlando, May 2007

“Alex, our host and tutor, was excellent: knowledgeable, enthusiastic and able to grasp the right level to pitch the classes at very quickly. His willingness to discuss the issues that Bordeaux confronts rather than just brush the topics under the carpet was also very welcome, giving us a wider, more balanced perspective on the region as a whole.”
Gareth Groves, Fine Wine Communication, Bibendum Wine Limited, April 2007