Menu Consultation and Wine List Creation


Wine List Creation : £200 including VAT.   (does not include the cost of wine)

Whether is an private dinner for two, or a celebration for two hundred guests, we can help you source the perfect pairing for your occassion.

You have created the perfect menu for your special occassion so don't leave the wine selection as an after thought! The right wine paired with the right dish elevate a nice plate of food into a truely amazing plate of food! The wrong wine pairing can literally leave a sour taste in the mouth.

Let us apply our years of knowledge and experience to your menu. We will look at each dish, consider how it will be prepared and served and select the right wine to suit both your menu and budget. 

We have great working relationships with many wine merchants in the UK and beyond but are not tied to one merchant. This gives us the freedom to recommend the perfect wine because it is, quite simply the perfect wine! 

Once you have your wine list and recommendations, you contact your preferred merchant and arrange payment. We do not order the wine for you.

How it works

1. E-mail to arrange a consultation appointment to create your wine list.

2. At the appointment we will discuss the menu, your budget, venue location (so we can suggest a wine merchant in the area for delivery) and the date of your event.

3. Joanne will compile a wine list for you with a list of recommended wine merchants, their phone numbers and suggested number of bottles etc.

4. You contact the wine merchant and make payment directly to them and arrange delivery to your venue.


Here is an example of a wine list created to pair with a menu. The Edinburgh based chef is Nichola Pearce

Grapefruit Scallop Ceviche Skewers
paired with Pol Roger ‘Pure’ Non-Vintage Champagne, France

Champagne was selected to pair with this canapé due to the low sugar content and high acidity of the wine.
The persistent, tiny bubble of this Champagne is cleansing and refreshes the palate. The wine is beautiful on its own but comes to life when paired with Scallops.

Spicy Coriander Prawns in Filo Tartlets
paired with "On The Brink" Fincher & Co. Organic Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc
Nelson, New Zealand 

This blend of two varieties is famously found in Bordeaux, France. The New Zealand twist on this classic blend give the wine a fresh zest, bright acidity and complex mineral notes, perfect for the Spicy Prawn Tartlets which will enhance the Sauvignon character. The Semillon lends weight and round sophistication, which will come to the fore when paired with Pork Belly served at the evening meal. 

Confit Duck Leg Wrapped in Duck Breast Rolls, Cucumber, Spring Onion and Plum Sauce
paired with Alphonse Mellot 'Le Paradis' Sancerre Rose, France 2019

Rose is the perfect partner to this delicately flavoured duck canapé. While red wine may seem the obvious choice, the delicate flavours of cucumber, spring onion could be lost. Rose has a little tannin that will give the wine weight and grip but also a bright fresh acidity to balance the fatty nature of duck breast.

Great Glen Green Pepper Venison Salami and Chanterelle Skewer
paired with Chateau de Sales Pomerol, Bordeaux, France 2011

Something special for the red, a Pomerol with some age! Lots of character to discover in this glass as flavours continue to evolve. This is the perfect partner to the canapé Venison skewer. The wine will be decanted and allowed to ‘breath’ in preparation for the Venison Loin main course served at dinner.

Please contact me by email or by phone to arrange 07403391945

This service is also available to clients outside the UK.