John Downes MW
Became an MW 1994
Based in United Kingdom
JOHN DOWNES MW.
John is a corporate wine entertainer, host and speaker, television and radio broadcaster, podcaster and writer on wine.
John also runs wine courses and team building events.
MASTER OF WINE ENTERTAINMENT ...
Presenting corporate wine events from London to Sydney, Cape Town to Perth, "helping my clients get closer to their clients through wine", John has inspired thousands of people, experts and beginners alike, always blending laughter, learning and of course, tasting great wines.
BEHAVIOURAL WINE TASTING.
John's unique Behavioural Wine Tasting events with Behavioural Economist Greg Davies combine Decision Science, Live Psychology experiment and wine, helping global clients make better business decisions, eliminating Decision Bias with the help of wine.
John has a regular wine slot on TalkTV and has also on appeared on 'Rip Off Britain', 'Countryfile' and 'Breakfast' on BBC 1, 'Working Lunch' & 'Ready Steady Cook' on BBC 2, BBC News 24, BBC World, CNBC, CNN and GMTV.
Radio appearances include BBC 5Live, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 4, BBC Southern Counties, LBC, Talk Radio and SAfm.
John has created DOWNES IN TWO, short (2 minute) animations to help get an understanding of wine to the consumer and enthusiast alike.
John has also created DOWNES IN TWENTY, very short animations to help get an understanding of wine to the consumer and enthusiast even quicker!
John has recently released the podcast series 'Drink Better Drink Less' with TV and Radio presenter Adrian Chiles.
WRITING & JOURNALISM.
Newspapers, Magazines & Online.
WINE COURSES & WINE TRAINING.
Honed from running the Tante Marie Culinary Academy wine courses over many years, John's one day course is an efficient and entertaining pathway to a detailed knowledge of wine. "Become a Wine Expert in One Day".
REPRESENTED BY; Felix de Wolfe, London W.1. (www.felixdewolfe.com)
Primary area(s) of work: Communication
Industry sector(s): Broadcasting, Educator, Events, Journalism
Wine styles: Champagne, Fortified wines, Sparkling wine, Still red, Still rosé, Still white, Sweet wines
Specialisms: Broadcasting, Events, Food and wine pairing, Investment strategies, Podcasts, Restaurant wines, TV