Reviews


CORPORATE CLIENT

VIRTUAL WINE TASTING

I organized a corporate virtual wine tasting evening for my colleagues and Sevgi could not have been more informative and accommodating throughout the whole process. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the evening, Sevgi was so knowledgeable in sharing her passion with us and selected 3 fabulous wines. Would definitely recommend for a corporate or virtual event and we look forward to participating in another tasting with A Wine Idea in the future.


CORPORATE CLIENT

VIRTUAL WINE TASTING

Thank you Sevgi, I Had a fabulous time yesterday evening at the virtual wine tasting team event you organised- it was a corker of an event!


ANNIE B.

VIRTUAL WINE TASTING – SPAIN & 101

We have done two Virtual Wine Tastings with Sevgi and had so much fun! Thought the price was really reasonable too and loved the wines.
Looking forward to doing another one!


CORPORATE CLIENT

VIRTUAL WINE TASTING

Passion, knowledge and amazing quality wines!
Highly recommended.


CORPORATE CLIENT

VIRTUAL WINE TASTING

We had that virtual wine tasting as a team I am so impressed the level of professionalism and fun that Sevgi delivered during the 1 and half hour. I highly recommend her for any other team building activity you might have👍🔥🍷✅


CORPORATE CLIENT

VIRTUAL WINE TASTING

We ran a corporate virtual wine tasting event for 20 people, and it was a great success! Sevgi was incredibly professional to deal with from planning the event to the delivery on the day. I would highly recommend running this for a corporate team.


CORPORATE CLIENT

VIRTUAL WINE TASTING

Such a fun experience in these weird times! Sevgi has been a great host and very informative.
Plus side: the choices of wine and cheese were simply amazing


MUAMMER O.

VIRTUAL WINE TASTING – ORGANIC WINES

That was perfect event, so informative and fun. She try to explain with best examples. I will attend Italian session too😇


SIOBHAN M.

VIRTUAL WINE TASTING – FRANCE

I did an online wine tasting with Sevgi – the wine was delivered within a few days of ordering and it was all very well organised to access the zoom tasting and notes. It was really interesting, talking about the regions and styles of wine from there. The 3 wines were great choices and different styles to suit different tastes. I would highly recommend doing this with family or friends, or just to try something new and learn about new wines. Sevgi is very knowledgeable and presents in an easy and accessible style.


NOIRÍN C.

VIRTUAL WINE TASTING

Such a fun experience to be able to sit and enjoy a wine tasting with my family from the comfort of our own home. The entire process from booking, to receiving the wines and then to joining the tasting was so easy and hassle-free. It was really good value especially considering the standard of wine (which were delicious). We all learnt so much and had a great laugh too. I would recommend it to anyone.  


MYLENA R.

VIRTUAL WINE TASTING

Sevgi is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about wine, this is obvious, but it is her ability to take that knowledge and that passion and to pass it on to people that really stands out. I have been to countless tasting over the years and can safely say that you won’t find one of a higher standard than those run by A Wine Idea. The vibe of the tasting is so welcoming, and participation is encouraged throughout. The Q&A session at the end of the event was a real standout. It gives people a chance to ask anything they want about the world of wine. Can’t wait to join my next tasting with Sevgi.  


CORPORATE CLIENT

VIRTUAL WINE TASTING

Sevgi helped us out when we were let down last minute and was able to tailor everything with no problems and get everything sorted in a short amount of time. Everyone really enjoyed the informative virtual tasting and the wine picked was great. The price was very reasonable for the service we got


AOIFE O.

VIRTUAL WINE TASTING

Really enjoyed the wine tasting, would definitely do again.
Learned a lot!


JOHN T.

VIRTUAL WINE TASTING

We really enjoyed this on-line tasting. The materials used were of a high calibre, well branded and colourful according to my design focused wife. The wines chosen were interesting and varied from the new world to the old, and featured different grape varietals. Sevgi knows her stuff and gave a good talk. The tasting notes were very helpful, especially for those new to wine tasting. I do not like Sauvignon Blanc and probably never will, but it was good to try it with Sevgi’s encouraging voice in the background. The Austrian Zweigelt was a delight as was the other red. I will definitely do another one of her tastings… …It was a lovely way to spend two hours on a friday. History, Culture and drinking. 🙂 Excellent. Would highly recommend.


ALEXA L.

VIRTUAL WINE TASTING

I would highly recommend doing the wine tasting. The wine they chose for me were exquisite and I would do it again next week. It’s a great idea and personally great for a group of friends to get going and do the zoom wine tasting. I thought it’s absolutely fantastic!


Aiste K.

VIRTUAL WINE TASTING

Had a great time at the Virtual Wine tasting! Sevgi was brilliant, very knowledgeable and engaging. The wines chosen for the tasting were lovely as well, nice variety and well chosen. Thanks Sevgi!


corporate client

VIRTUAL WINE TASTING

Thank you Sevgi for helping me organise such a great evening! It was a great way to relax and get to know clients in an informal setting. It was also very informative!


Annie

VIRTUAL WINE TASTING

We really enjoyed our virtual tasting last night!
And of course loved the wines too! Thank you so much!


Gillian m.

VIRTUAL WINE TASTING

We really enjoyed the virtual wine tasting on Friday evening. It was really interesting, informative, fun and relaxing. Thank you Sevgi x


CORPORATE CLIENT

VIRTUAL WINE TASTING

I could not recommend Sevgi more for a great event. We did a virtual zoom wine tasting for a work event with over 30 people, everything ran so smoothly. Thank you Sevgi for a great night!


Duncan H.

PRIVATE VIRTUAL WINE TASTING – FRANCE

My girlfriend was supposed to celebrate her 30th birthday with a group of friends in Reims, France but that was cancelled due to COVID. Instead, I arranged a private virtual wine tasting with Sevgi and she selected three excellent bottles from France (one red, one rose, and one Champagne). Communication, payment, and delivery were a breeze. The tasting took about 2 hours and was very fascinating. Sevgi taught us about the wine regions, wine making processes, aromas and flavours, and what constitutes “Champagne.” We have attended one of Sevgi’s local group tastings (pre-COVID) and it was equally as good. I would highly recommend her!


Neasa NC.

FROM GRAPE TO GLASS

An engaging, enjoyable and informative evening spent tasting and learning about various wines and wine regions from all over the world. ‘From Grape to Glass’ is a fantastic introduction to wine tasting and our host Sevgi, expertly took us on a wine journey explaining the process, science, production and tasting experience with a well prepared presentation. With her guidance, we experienced 8 (generous!) glasses of wine by visual appearance, smell and palate. I thoroughly enjoyed smelling the many aromas that Sevgi prepared for us before the actual tasting and trying to identify the the smells. We were treated to a delicious and massive cheeseboard towards the end of the night which we shared among the group of 13. I highly recommend this experience for an evening of great wine, good company, plenty of laughs and top class hospitality. I look forward to the next event and will certainly be back for more.
Go raibh maith agat Sevgi!


Ozge O.

SPANISH WINE TASTING

Thanks Sevgi. It was brilliant event. I’ve never been wine tasting before and I loved it. I learnt a lot about wine. I am looking forward the next event. Highly recommended.


Kevin K.

POP-UP WINE TASTING

A wine idea is a fantastic and enjoyable experience which my friends and I enjoyed. Sevgi presented on different cultures and wines and interacted with the group. We had a beautiful cheese board near the end of evening and also got to finish the left over wine.I would highly recommend booking a wine idea event with Sevgi.


Naomi P.

POP-UP WINE TASTING

A really informative evening! Great for individuals and groups! Would highly recommend. Sevgi was a great host and very knowledgeable.


Mairin UM.

CHRISTMAS WINE TASTING

Had a very informative and enjoyable wine tasting evening with Sevgi. She puts a lot of work into the presentation with opportunities for everyone to learn about aromas and flavours associated with various grapes. We also tasted some very good wines and had a lovely food platter to hone our wine and food pairing skills – can definitely recommend attending future events organised by Sevgi – A Wine Idea


Rebecka S.

POP-UP WINE TASTING

Such a fun event and Sevgi is so knowledgeable. Your previous experience with wine won’t make a difference, the wine tasting we went for is suitable for all levels.


Lauren D.

POP-UP WINE TASTING

Brilliant date night; informative, but mostly just fun
and conversation stimulating!


Emily ON.

NUIG WINE APPRECIATION COURSE

Just finished a wonderful 8 week course at NUIG with Sevgi learning about wine regions and, of course, tasting wines that represent the regions. I have learned so much from Sevgi, she is an excellent teacher and very knowledgable about all aspects of wine and viticulture.


Alice G.

NUIG WINE APPRECIATION COURSE

I took the autumn short course ‘Wines of the World’ with Sevgi for 8 weeks – an engaging and informative course where we travelled the world through an interesting variety of wines, studying the history and wine-making styles of most important wine regions.


Davide P.

NUIG WINE APPRECIATION COURSE

This course revolutionized my perspective on wine. Sevgi was able to give us a method to really understand wine and I now can taste wine and actually be aware of what I’m drinking.


Fiona F.

POP-UP WINE TASTING

A fantastic evening and the perfect gift! I bought the wine tasting as a gift for my parents as my dad is an avid fan of wine and my mom enjoys the odd glass. I thought it would be a lovely gift of an evening out. They had a fantastic evening and said it was so enjoyable. They learnt a lot about wine and it’s production. They very much enjoyed tasting 4 different wines and some delicious cheese to wash it all down! It was a fab evening for my dad who loves wine and my mom who isn’t as big a fan. I can’t wait to book in for a tasting myself now and will be recommending to all my friends!


Hamoon M.

FRENCH WINE TASTING

I have participated in couple of wine idea pop-ups and enjoyed them all . She is quite knowledgeable and organized. It’s one of the few wine tastings that I actually learned something. She masterfully balances the info and fun aspect. If you are in Galway for one of her classes, don’t miss the chance.
P.S: she has a great taste and most wines are quite nice.


Pamela K.

SHERRY MASTERCLASS

I went to the Sherry Tasting event and had a great evening! It was very interesting to learn about how sherry is made and taste the various sherries as she spoke about them. Sevgi is very knowledgeable about oenology and her enthusiasm is infectious!


Silvia G.

SHERRY MASTERCLASS

I was in the Sherry Masterclass at the Black Gate tonight and I have to say I was delighted. The experience tasting and talking about the wine it was really interesting and fun..I’m sure I’ll repeat it and I highly recommend it!!
Thanks so much Sevgi!!!


Mary Pat K.

WINE & CHOCOLATE PAIRING

I have attended a number of wine tastings around the world. I really enjoyed Sevgi because I enjoy the education that compliments the tasting! She is smart and fun. It was a great night – thanks!


Shane K.

FROM GRAPE TO GLASS

Not just for the wine lover and a great way to spend an evening in Galway city. I have always wanted to attend something like this and so happy we finally got to. Great value for money and loved the whole experience, and an experience it is.

First of all I really liked the venue, we had 7 in our group but it could easily cater for a larger group while remaining personal and intimate. The vibe is casual, welcoming and relaxed.

Throughout the evening we were expertly taken on a journey by our engaging and informative host Sevgi. It is a great and fun introduction to wine tasting, you get lead through the process, science and production of the wines and the wine regions where your selected wines come from via a well put together presentation, while also being guided through the visual appearance, palate and smell of each.

I really cannot reccomend ‘From grape to glass’ by ‘A Wine Idea’ more highly. Sevgi is obviously very passionate about what she does, her wealth of knowledge, enthusiasm and personality is infectious. The selection of wines was amazing and we were also given 2 beautiful cheese boards to share and enjoy, which was a very nice touch. A great night and great value for money which I would recommend to anyone. Really look forward to attending my next event with ‘A Wine Idea’.


Lorna B.

FROM GRAPE TO GLASS

A wine idea is a great way to enjoy time with your friends while learning about different types of wines from all over the world. Sevgi is a fantastic presenter and is extremely knowledgeable on the history, production and tasting of wine. My friends and I had a great experience at this wine tasting and could not recommend a wine idea enough!


Fiona K.

FROM GRAPE TO GLASS

A Wine Idea is such an enjoyable evening. It was my first wine tasting and I found it both informative and fun. We tried different wines from all over the world and also had a beautiful cheese board.
Galway is lucky to have someone as knowledgeable and professional as Sevgi to host this relaxed evening. Would highly recommend it!


Ruth M.

FROM GRAPE TO GLASS

Had a fantastic evening in Galway learning and tasting lots of different wines from all around the world. Sevgi is incredibly knowledgeable, professional and engaging. She makes you feel really comfortable and at ease as she guides you through the wine tasting process. Highly recommend this workshop if your looking for a fun and interesting evening!


Kevin M.

FROM GRAPE TO GLASS

Fantastic evening spent learning about wine and why I like the wine I like. Fun learning experience shared with friends and family. Our host Sevgi was friendly and extremely knowledgeable and most importantly able to make the experience fun. Would highly recommend this experience to anyone, not just wine lovers, looking for something a little different to do in Galway. Loved it👌


Eva C.

PORTUGUESE & SPANISH WINE TASTING

Wonderful wine tasting event!!

I attended the Spain and Portugal wine tasting event hosted by A Wine Idea. Sevgi was extremely knowledgeable in the wine making process and provided loads of tips about choosing and enjoying wine ☺️ 

I got to experience and learn about many of the lesser known grapes from Spain and Portugal. 
The venue was perfectly suited to the event- intimate and atmospheric!! 

I would highly recommend an event hosted by A Wine Idea and will be attending another one in the near future!


Sinead G.

FROM GRAPE TO GLASS

This was my first wine tasting event and I really enjoyed it. The Venue was intimate and ideal for our group size of 12. Very relaxed, interesting, and fun. Tried 8 wines which were all lovely and to finish off we enjoyed delicious beautifully presented cheese boards. Well done to our host Sevgi. Looking forward to the next event.


TUNA G.

FROM GRAPE TO GLASS

I was at the “A Wine Idea” last Saturday in Galway. It was a really enjoyable experience and the lady hosting was very knowledgeable and fun to listen to. We enjoyed the experience so much and after a few wines everyone relaxed and chatted together. Hoping to attend another one in the very near future. Well done A wine idea!


Hülya Ş.

FROM GRAPE TO GLASS

It was a really good wine training & tasting event. The oenologist was lovely. Firstly, we’ve got information about the wine history, wine and food pairings, wine faults. Then she showed us headlines of wine tasting. We have tasted 8 wines, red and white (4 of each) and talked about them with Sevgi’s guidance. If you are living in Galway, it is a good activity to learn more about wine, meet with new people and have good time. Highly recommended!


Yeliz T.

FROM GRAPE TO GLASS

Lovely afternoon / evening spend tasting and learning.
Recommend to anyone who are interested in wine.


Donal OD.

FROM GRAPE TO GLASS

Sevgi is very knowledgeable and presented her information well, in a very enthusiastic way and is obviously very passionate about the topic and provided a nice array of wines for discussion with the group. I came away from the evening much smarter than I arrived, and Sevgi’s approach and personality made for an unpretentious and welcoming atmosphere. I would have no problem recommending this course to any of my friends.


Barbara ND.

FROM GRAPE TO GLASS

A wonderful, knowledgeable, personable host. Sevgi shared her expertise generously and her presentation was very well put together.

I had never attended a wine tasting course but had always wanted to. Delighted to see it being held in my own city in Galway! The value for money was unbelievable. Not only did I learn about various wines and regions but also some of the science and there really was something (and wine) for everyone.

It was a great social event where we made friends with those around us and learned a great deal which will be applied to our lives right away! I highly recommend as a day/night out, on your own, with friends or a date, it would suit anyone, especially those interested in wine.


Edna H.

WELWYN WINE SOCIETY – UK

Sevgi is a delightful young lady and everyone liked her very much. Her powerpoint presentation about Turkish wines was really helpful because everything was written down on the screen.

There was a lot of interaction between presenter and listeners and we had questions being asked all the time and Sevgi had all the information that was required to give full and interesting answers. She has a lot of background knowledge and by us asking questions this all came out. We were all very pleased with the evening and to have met her.

We had a good evening, we all thought the wines at the tasting were extremely good, and the idea of a wine society is to further one’s education regarding wines from up and coming countries such as Turkey, and members wanted to know more about obtaining them in the U.K.


Philippe R.

LE PETIT POIS – CO. GALWAY

Sevgi is a very knowledgable oenologist. She has been working with Le Petit Pois staff, holding wine tasting sessions with success. She has also managed a full analysis of our wine list, helping us to set out a detailed technical and aromatic descriptions. She is definitely passionate about her wine!


Sarah L.

WEINGUT HEYMANN LÖWENSTEIN – GERMANY

Sevgi was employed as an intern in the vineyard working closely with our vineyard-manager. She participated in all steps of viticulture during the period of vegetation including pruning, shoot thinning, shoot positioning, trimming, fruit thinning and picking. During harvest she also worked in the cellar. She was also involved in the internal logistics and all shipping. Additionally, she took part in numerous tastings and she organized an internal tasting about “Riesling around the World” where she showed her tasting skills and knowledge about Riesling. Sevgi worked concentrated and focused and was always in time. We appreciated her reliable character. Her optimistic and cheerful attitude carried across the entire team.