Kelli Coxhead, The Wine Tasting Co. Founder & Wine Tasting Host
Kelli created The Wine Tasting Co. in 2009, out of a passion and love for wine, and a desire to share this with other people.
After returning to the UK, she was employed by a London-based international wine company. She was able to learn more about this exciting new world which was opening up in front of her, and gain her advanced qualification with the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET).
A position became available with an independent wine merchant in Clifton, Bristol, and since working at Clifton Wine Cellars, she has been involved in arranging and tutoring tasting events. Kelli says "The real joy with wine is there is always so much more to learn. It’s an ever-developing and changing subject as more winemakers evolve and create new and exciting wines. There are many occasions on which to drink wine and, while you don’t have to break the bank to get the right wine for the right occasion, it can make all the difference".
This is why she wanted to share her passion with others and to take away the often-pompous attitude that can be associated with wine. She wants people to enjoy wine as it should be, based on the sensory experience of smell, taste and sight. Love wine, love tasting.