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Graham is the fourth generation in his family to toil in wine. His Great Grandfather, Sir Alfred Bower, established Bower and Company, wine merchants in the City of London in 1879, so you could say that wine is in his blood.
Graham subsequently followed Sir Alfred’s example and set up his own wine business. His passion for wine and wit have led to a regular wine slot on BBC Radio since 2002 and a reputation as one of the better after dinner speakers in the UK. Graham will take you and your guests on an amusing journey through the vineyards of the world.
Graham Mitchell has spent 15 years toiling in the wine industry and has taken all the wine exams including the Master of Wine in 1999. His speeches are light-hearted and full of his humorous experiences and stories from the vineyards and the world of wine. His style is both informative and entertaining, combining useful information on how to get to grips with the subject of wine, but also divulging some hilarious stories about the sort of gaffes which arise as a result of perhaps drinking a little too much wine.
Areas of Expertise
As a wine expert, Graham can take your audience on a journey of discovery. Graham explores vineyards around the world and off the beaten track to discover well-made wines with individuality, concentration and balance. Graham will perfectly match your selection of food with appropriate fine wine. Alternatively he can present wines exclusively for you with a specific tailored theme for the evening. Either way you can be sure the wines are well-sourced.
Graham can also help companies entertain their top clients or senior figures with intimate and educational wine appreciation workshops.
Every corporate wine event designed and run by Graham is tailor-made to cater for small groups of 25 to large groups of over 200; involving grape comparisons and country competitions; featuring mystery wines and Call My Bluff style quizzes and are always informative and entertaining. These events are proven successes for client entertainment and team building alike, whether run inside or outside the office.
Whether you are organizing a dinner, a corporate event, a team building exercise or a wine tasting, Graham can turn your event into an experience. There are lots of
people who speak about wine but there is no-one with the same blend of wit and authority on the subject as Graham Mitchell.
“Graham is a natural. His speech was spectacular. He is an accomplished and entertaining speaker, both hilarious and informative. I knew the evening had been a huge success by the appreciative reaction of the audience.”
Malcolm Beacham, Lloyd’s of London Combined Societies Dinner
“Graham brings an immense amount of knowledge and humour to wine tasting. I have used his services several times for occasions where bonding and relaxation are key elements. I can thoroughly recommend his skills to enhance your pleasure in, and appreciation of wine.”
Jon Hughes, P A Consulting
“Thank you so much for last night. The wines were selected perfectly and matched the food brilliantly and the speeches were very amusing. The feedback we have had from the guests has been wonderful.”
Lizzie Anstey, UBS Wealth Management
“Graham Mitchell is an engaging, civilised after dinner speaker, brimming
with wit and good humour. He is both amusing and stimulating about
a subject which everyone enjoys. The world of wine has a fund of good
stories and Graham Mitchell seems to know some of the best!”
Gerald Hobson, Senior Partner, Faegre & Benson LLP
“The selection of wines and Graham’s knowledge and love of them was
obvious, but also his presentation and informal fun approach to enjoying
wine made the evening a great success.”
Neil Beck, Partner, Wellers Accountants