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Testimonials from Corporate Clients, Groups and Wine Students

"Joey, I just wanted to thank you once again for the great service you provided us this week. Our guests had a great time and you were great to work with. Rest assured that we will continue to keep Wine Elite for future Visa programs." -- Sr. Event Planner | Visa Inc. | Corporate Events

"Good morning Joey, thank you again for an incredible afternoon. Your attention to detail and passion continues to amaze me. I truly appreciate your partnership with the resort. I look forward to future events together as I know they are always perfect. Warm regards." -- Special Events Manager | The Ritz-Carlton

"We held an important corporate event (wine and cheese tasting) last February at the Ritz-Carlton with Jörn Kleinhans, in conjunction with our annual officers’ retreat; and our attendees loved it! They found him very, very informative and raved about the event. Those attending came back with such rave reviews, others felt they had really missed something." -- Travel Coordinator | Hy-Vee, Inc.

"Outstanding" -- Publisher and CEO | Orange County Business Journal

"We'd like to thank you very much for making our Wine Tasting Reception a huge success. I really enjoyed working with you and hope we'll be able to do so in the future." -- Newmark Frank Commercial Real Estate

"Good food, wine and travel are my passion, and we enjoy all of these at Genentech. As such, I have attended many events where wine is the star and I have to say that the sommelier tasting event delivered by the Wine Elite Sommelier Company in Las Vegas this past January at our National Sales meeting was the best I have ever had the pleasure to enjoy!" -- Manager | BioOncology | Genentech Pharmaceuticals

"We truly enjoyed the experience on Saturday night. Your team did a great job balancing the experience levels…I was able to catch on through the discussions and your guidance how to evaluate and compare the selections." -- Special Events Director | Sheraton Anaheim, Disneyland

“Well done Joey. Pairing people, wines, cheeses, salads, entrees and atmosphere for a wonderful informative evening.” — Eleanor, Wine Elite Society Member

“This is my second blind tasting with dinner that I have enjoyed with the Wine Elite Society and I cannot wait for the next opportunity. I love wine and I love people and I love talking with people about wine. The members of this group are warm and engaging. This is an outstanding way to learn more about wine and I would recommend this to anyone - novice or expert - who loves wine.” — Kimberly, Wine Elite Society Member

“This was my first meeting with this group. I really enjoyed the conversations and the individual observations on the wines. Joey did an outstanding job leading the group. I learned a lot. Really made for a interesting evening.” — Jeffrey, Wine Elite Society Member

“This is a well organized group. If you love the best in food quality and wine (Island Hotel - Newport Beach) and you like the notion you can taste highly-rated wines (in a blind tasting) you might normally be hesitant to buy (on your own) with their big ticket prices, then this is your wisest choice. The people I met in between eating and drinking were warm and friendly and openly shared their thoughts on how the wine's both tasted and how the food paired. I would encourage everyone to give this experience an opportunity.”
— Dean, Wine Elite Society Member

“A group that is well organized and thought out...masterfully planned and executed events!! :)”
— Joy, Wine Elite Society Member

Press Coverage about The Wine Elite

Business Insider: Best Rose Wines 2016

Forbes Magazine: Best Wine Values 2015

Business Insider : What Wine Labels Mean 2015 Evaluating Wine Quality 2015

Food Sefety Magazine: Danger Wines 2015

FSR Journal Attractive Restaurant Wine Lists 2015

Wall Street Journal / Market Watch -- Winemaker Secrets 2014

Meeting Planner Magazine 2014

Shop Smart Wine Advice 2014

Business Insider Wine Guide 2014

GrapeRadio Interview 2013

Hospitality Marketing 2013

Orange Coast Gourmet Magazine 2013

Wine Critic Dr. Dwight Furrow 2013

The Robb Report 2013

Kleinhans performing with The Three Epicures 2013

Pinot Provence Food Critic 2013 2013

MPI Magazine 2013

Costa Mesa Visitors Bureau 2013

Food Blogger Pinot Provence Sommelier Dinner 2013

Wine Critic Dr. Dwight Furrow on Screaming Eagle 2012

Wine Aesthetics Review 2011

Orange Coast Gourmet Magazine 2011

Business Insider Objective Wine Quality 2011

Orange County Register 2010

Newport Beach Independent 2010

Orange County Register 2010

National Examiner 2010

Wine Critic 2010

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