GARETH MORGAN DipWSET – Wine-related charity events
From 2001-2020 I was working part-time as a Wine Educator – my
business was known as Oinoudidasko (meaning
‘I learn of wine’). The work
began in Yorkshire and relocated in 2018 to
However, I remain available to facilitate wine-themed charity events – see examples below. In most cases, this will be on a voluntary basis, with no charges except for direct costs of wine and other materials.
Depending on the topic I may be able to supply prestigious wines from my personal cellar for such events, which will be charged to the charity only at the historic cost I paid originally.
For charities I can offer various wine-related events ranging from introductory wine tastings as part of a charity social event, through to prestige tastings for VIP guests or major donors. I am also happy to support the organisation of wine-themed dinners. I can also offer a presentation/wine-tasting on Wine and Christianity which can be a valuable outreach event for churches. During the coronavirus crisis, I am happy to support virtual wine events where samples are distributed in advance, and participants then share in a online tasting on Zoom. Please get in touch to discuss possibilities (see below for contact details).
I continue to work as a charity consultant with Kubernesis, and I can also advise on the planning of charity-related wine events to help the charity maximise the funds raised if that is aim, or otherwise to use wine to promote enagagement and outreach. A specialist tasting with a wine expert can make a really exciting charity fundraising event. In fact, if you choose a topic which focuses on special wines which most people would normally only drink on very special occasions, it can be a great way to attract serious donors.
I am also continuing to support a Longitudinal
Wine Research Project (in association with
Gareth holds the Diploma (with honours) of the Wine & Spirit Education
Trust (DipWSET), and until 2020 was a full member of the Association of Wine Educators which
sets the highest standards for those involved in wine education. He is
also a Prud'homme of the Jurade de St Émilion –
Most of the events Gareth Morgan presents are in response to
invitations from specific charities or others organising charity events who
arrange the venue, catering, etc. However,
Gareth can provide tasting glasses when needed. Gareth can offer
presentations on a wide range of wine topics: although he is interested in
wines from around the world, he specialises in the key wine regions of Europe –
sometimes called "the
Alternatively, if a realistic charity donation is made, Gareth Morgan is pleased to offer a Private Wine Tasting for groups of 4-10 persons, often held in a home. On a similar basis, Gareth can also offer to act as your private sommelier, presenting the wines over the course of a meal.
Dr Gareth G Morgan DipWSET
Tel: 01368 864582