Wine tastings... 2023

Upcoming tastings

Wednesday 21 June, 6pm, Medici Café, Martinborough

What's in a name - From Pee Not to Pee know (Pinot)...

and other confusing, complicated wine names and pronunciation. A fun and informative clearing up of wine names - an evening of delicious decadence in wine and words...

Bookings $20 at Medici Café, phone 06 306 9965

Winetopia, Saturday 17 June, Wellington, TSB Arena

Learn about Pinot Noir's ability to express different flavours from different areas in the same region and can you tell the difference between Chardonnay and Cabernet? Blind wine tastings... fun and informative. 

Bookings at

"What a wonderful touch Joelle has, the selection of wines so well chosen and curated. Our input was generously acknowledged and the whole experience  enjoyable and informative - just enough content to be retained and appreciated. I am so looking forward to the next tasting."

Karen Krog  

Taste the great wines of the world and the best affordable bottles, learn more and have fun while broadening your wine drinking... 

Tastings by request and often by design... 

Bookings by email:

Why taste with Joelle?

My wine tastings and courses are based on 28 years experience in wine writing, wine education, wine judging and hosting tastings for Regional Wines & Spirits, the NZ School of Food & Wine, Lincoln University wine students and private wine tastings. 

The knowledge I have gained over this time and from wine qualifications is underpinned with extensive experience in wine tasting. I have the Wine & Spirit Education Trust Level 4 Diploma, the highest qualification from the English based WSET and a globally recognised qualification.