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Dear Marian & Torq

The tasting last night was a brilliant evening. I know it’s your business but that’s not really the point. The welcome, the company, the food and the wine were superb. All was so professional but understated - as things should be.
I really enjoyed it.


John  8th December 2018

Dear Torquil and Marian

Just a note to say that we much enjoyed your evening of Wines and Tapas for the 60th Birthday and it made for a memorable party.  Both wines and menus were delicious and the time passed all too quickly.Thanks again

Catherine and Oliver

Email recieved from 22 Tipple Member - So good to receive the regular monthly wines they are sampled and loved.

Very much enjoying July 2 2 tipple this evening!

Scaramanga red 😋😋

Nigel & Jan from Winchester

What an excellent, innovative and fun idea your 22tipple deal is. We love getting two, great quality, surprise wines each month that you have carefully selected and then delivered to our door. When I signed up I liked the idea of trying wines I wouldn’t have the imagination or time to seek out; what I didn’t expect was the fun of the whole deal. It feels like we receive a present each month and the anticipation of opening the box makes it a really enjoyable experience and that’s without opening the bottles! Your wines are very good and we have genuinely enjoyed every bottle you have selected. We’re enjoying a wider selection of wine and benefiting from your experience, the notes you enclose are concisely informative and help us select the right meal with which to enjoy wine – a great service thank you!

Simon & Belinda 


Hi Torq,

Just a note to say thank you for the excellent presentation you  did to the IBM Wine Appreciation Society last Thursday.  Several of my colleague / members have offered the view that your presentation was among the best the club has had and the wines you showed were very much appreciated. Thank you again for giving our club a most enjoyable and educational evening.

David - Chairman of IBM Wine Appreiciation Society.

Huge thanks to Marian and Torq for driving all the way to Barnes, SW London, for our fund-raising wine-tasting event. It was a great success and people are already asking about a follow-up later in the year. Torq's description of each of the wines hit just the right note......informative and entertaining. Marian and Torq mingled with the crowd while the wines were being tasted, and this was an added bonus for those who wanted more information. All in all a thoroughly enjoyable evening, and lots of orders still coming in for the wines we sampled. Thank so much for an excellent evening.

Richmond Park Conservative Association from Barnes London

Private Wine Tasting -Fund raising event


Dear carte-du-vin,

Just a quick message to thank you for your prompt dispatch of the two posters I ordered to be sent to Paris.

They have arrived safely, and my daughter and her partner are delighted with them.  The posters are, as I write, being framed and already have earmarked wall space in Le Tablier Rouge!

Many thanks.

Ron - Email order

Hi Marian 

Three sets of Steady Sticks arrived safe and sound, thank you. 

I bought them for friends after having been given a set a couple of years ago. I love them and they have been put to very good use on the Cornish cliffs! 




Dear Carte-du-vin,

I am sure you receive lots of appreciative emails after an event like CarFest.

However, I will continue anyway.

We discovered you at the festival three years ago and have come back each time as irritating repeat visitors who then forget to use you throughout the normal year.

You really are rather marvellous and should be congratulated for it. 

You allow us each time to buy wine, then you keep it cold for us until we drag ourselves away from the fun to collect and drink it.

Not only is your wine lovely but you are all lovely to deal with on the stand too despite being faced with people like us when you have worked for an incredibly long weekend.

We had south African white which was delicious and new to us. Thank you. Three bottles later and we happily stumbled home.

I promise faithfully to actually remember to look at your other wines now that we are all back to normal after the bank holiday festivities.

I hope you had a productive weekend. I sincerely hope it is worth your while to work the stand. We do tell everyone about you throughout the year. I hope you continue to find the event worthwhile.

Jo-Festival goer!


Dear Marian and Torquil,

Ray and I enjoyed the wine tasting so much last evening and also the company.

As always, the evening was so informative and we do learn so much from Torquil's explanations of the history of the vintage and little anecdotes which he intersperses which makes it so much more informative.

Not only that, but we are lucky enough to have the wines accompanied by Marion's wonderful food. I have to say that this is what adds so much to the experience.  Any 'Wine Tasting' events we have attended previously, one is given a few nibbles and a spittoon and that is the usual way of presenting the wines. How much more convivial it is presented by yourselves.

To be able to sit in comfortable surroundings, in a relaxed atmosphere and to gradually feast leisurely on 7 courses of tasters, all suitably chosen, with care, to accompany the wines we are tasting is certainly a entirely new concept and so much more convivial.

This is the third Wine Tasting we have attended and we enjoyed every one, we look forward to future events. Ever thought of producing a recipe book Marian ?

Ray and Val from Alton, Hampshire

Our thanks to Carte-du-Vin for providing with such lovely wine for our wedding and being on hand with reserves in case we ran out! It was great value and nothing was too much trouble. They helped our big day run so seamlessly’’

Many thanks Mark and Jo

Mark and Jo

Dear Torq & Marian

Chalfont & Amersham Wine Club had our AGM last night, where we vote for the Wine of the year

I am pleased to report that Domaine Bourdon Pouilly Fuissé which you showed at our meeting, emerged as the white wine of the year.

Normally our club favour red wine but on this occassion the Pouilly Fuissé was voted overall 'Wine Of The Year'

On behalf of the committee, please can you accept our thanks for introducing such a high quality wine to our club.

David Burton - CAWC

Thank you so much for agreeing to return to prepare and present a delicious lunch and fantastic selection of accompanying champagne and wines for our birthday celebration.  As always, Torq’s descriptions of the champagne and wines were very engaging and informative, and we really appreciated the effort you both went to to make it a very special day again.  We hope we can persuade you to return another year!  Thank you again for a really memorable occasion.


Cheers from the Jackson family

January 2020

Thank you everyone for your kind words.

We love our work and it is so good when we hear from happy customers.

Get in touch if we can assist with any events or wine purchases.

Marian & Torquil

+44 7714 759 227

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