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Our raison d’être is to provide world-class experiences connected with fine wine. Our clients own wine produced by the very best chateaux and vineyards in the world, however they choose to keep their wine in storage at specialist bonded warehouses for investment purposes. To bring that ‘investment’ alive the Vin-X Events team creates opportunities to experience the finest wines in the world through exclusive experiences as follows:


MEET THE WORLD’S TOP WINE MAKERS, CHATEAUX OWNERS AND PRODUCERS

We organize exclusive tours and events at which our clients have the opportunity to visit Bordeaux’s finest chateaux and the key wine estates in Champagne, Burgundy, Rhone and Tuscany. We also invite the wine-makers and owners to host wine tasting ‘occasions’ at extraordinary venues in the UK, where clients can taste their investment wines and learn more about their heritage and the future plans for these iconic estates.


ENJOY WORLD-CLASS SPORT WITH THE WORLD’S FINEST WINES

Members of our team have worked in professional sports and associated hospitality and travel businesses. They are creating sensational events which provide the opportunity to meet sporting heroes, attend international competitions and enjoy it all with first class wine experiences in the UK and abroad. Vin-X sponsored the first US-Monaco Celebrity Golf Competition, featuring international sports personalities including Ryder Cup France 2018 Chairman, Pascal Grizot. Click here to view the video.


WINE-TASTINGS WITH CHARLIE WOMERSLEY

Charlie has over thirty years experience and contacts in every aspect of the wine trade. He opened his first wine warehouse in 1982, acquiring a further two in Handforth, Cheshire in 1983 and Hale in 1984 and grew the business to be subsequently sold to Canadian Drinks giant, Seagrams. He established his wine consultancy business, Grande Crew, in 1991 specialising in wine-tasting events for private and corporate clients. Charlie blends a vast knowledge of wine with humour, aiming to educate as well as entertain his many satisfied clients. He has worked with many organisations and charities to raise money for good causes, whilst allowing hosts to network with their clients in a fun but competitive environment. Charlie joined the Vin-X team in 2015 to provide his specialist wine-tastings to their growing community of wine investors. Whether you wish to create a fun occasion for friends or family, team-building for colleagues or a client event with a difference, Vin-X Wine Tastings with Charlie are the perfect way to enjoy and learn more about wine at a venue of your choosing.


Wine Investment Seminars

Learn about wine as an alternative investment asset and how to create a rewarding wine portfolio at a Vin-X Wine Investment seminar. These events can be arranged privately for your friends, colleagues, club or association. You could also choose to attend one of our educational seminars at a venue near you, information coming soon.


VIN-X EVENTS TEAM

WARREN RUMSEY

WARREN RUMSEY

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Graduated with a degree in Tourism and an MBA in Business Administration, having also achieved student honours at England Rugby, Warren has coupled his love of sport and business with a career in sports travel and events. Through his father, ex-England bowler Fred Rumsey, he has strong connections into international cricket, football and rugby.

As a member of The Lords Taverners, the official charity for recreational cricket and the UK’s leading youth cricket and disability sports charity, Warren has also set up the Independent schools T20 cricket competition and implemented professional cricket training camps in Barbados.

Having met Peter some years ago when he helped with the travel arrangements for the athletes of the Great Britain Bobsleigh team, they discovered a common passion for wine, (Warren commenced a Masters in Wine course in 1990 as a hobby).

Warren joined the Vin-X team in Spring 2015 with a business development mandate. He has subsequently developed wine Clubs (powered by Vin-X) for sports clubs and charities, which allows them to raise money for their cause through wine investment and provide great experiences for their members.

Warren is also responsible for the Vin-X Sport & Wine Events where clients have the opportunity to enjoy highly sought after international sports competitions and occasions alongside visiting top vineyards, attending wine tastings, tours and dinners around the world.

RENAUD RUER

RENAUD RUER

BORDEAUX DIRECTOR, VIN-X LIMITED

Renaud’s career in fine wine includes commercial roles at some of the most illustrious chateaux in the world, including First Growth Mouton-Rothschild, Pape-Clement and more recently the exquisite Chateau d’Yquem.

His involvement with the Bordeaux Place, the ancient network of courtiers and negociants which facilitates the global trade in the finest wines of the region, positions Renaud perfectly in his role as the Vin-X representative in Bordeaux.

Passionate about these rare and exquisite wines, Renaud provides essential market information directly from Bordeaux and the opportunity for Vin-X clients to visit some of the most important properties in the world for appreciators of fine wine, to meet the owners and key winemakers.

CHARLIE WOMERSLEY

CHARLIE WOMERSLEY

Charlie has over thirty years experience and contacts in every aspect of the wine trade.He opened his first wine warehouse in 1982, acquiring a further two in Handforth, Cheshire in 1983 and Hale in 1984. With a turnover approaching £2million, Manchester Brewery Boddingtons acquired a 51% shareholding in 1985 after which they enjoyed a rapid expansion with further warehouses opening in Chester, Lytham, Wigan and Baildon in West Yorkshire. Boddingtons were taken over by Whitbread in 1987 and the whole business was subsequently sold to Canadian Drinks giant, Seagrams.

At that point Charlie established his wine consultancy business, Grande Crew, in 1991 specialising in wine-tasting events for private and corporate clients. Charlie blends a vast knowledge of wine with humour, aiming to educate as well as entertain his many satisfied clients. He has worked with many organisations and charities to raise money for good causes, whilst allowing hosts to network with their clients in a fun but competitive environment.

Charlie is all about putting fun and infectious passion, into what can often be a daunting subject given the huge choice in wine and the subjective nature of it. He joined the Vin-X team in 2015 to provide his specialist wine-tastings to their growing community of wine investors.

GEOFFREY DEAN

GEOFFREY DEAN

Geoffrey Dean has been writing about wine for the trade magazine, Harpers, since 2010. A passionate cricketer, he appeared for Worcestershire and Somerset second eleven, as well as playing for MCC at Lord’s, the MCG and SCG. He was also in the first Eton Ramblers side to win the Cricketer Cup and now writes on county and international cricket for The Times, as well as on travel for various magazines. He is an Associate of the Institute of Wines and Spirits, having passed the WSET Diploma and is currently on the Master of Wine programme after winning the IMW’s Esterhazy Scholarship.

Geoffrey’s experience and contacts in the world of wine makes him a valuable addition to our growing team of market specialists. His experience and knowledge further strengthens the service we deliver both to our clients and as a media commentator in terms of information we provide on key investment-grade wines, market developments and general industry news.

JOHN MORRIS

JOHN MORRIS

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

John Morris joined the Vin-X team at the start of 2016 as Business Development Director with a key focus on the professional sports world, building on the relationships he developed over his own sporting career.

As a professional cricketer for 20 years, John played for Derbyshire, Durham, Nottinghamshire and England. After retirement from Cricket in 2001, John spent a number of years building up a successful sports and leisure management business and is the owner of the Celebrity Golf Challenge with former Newcastle United and England footballer, Rob Lee.

John has unlimited contacts throughout the Sporting World and will be working closely with that category of specialist investors who are looking to optimise their portfolios with fine wine.

You can contact John by email on john.morris@vin-x.com or telephone 0203 384 2261.

KATIE SOUTER

KATIE SOUTER

CONSULTANT – MARKETING & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

A graduate in Hotel & Institutional Management, Katie Souter commenced her career in the hotel sector with Forte Plc where she specialized from operations management into corporate sales. Katie went on to work with a group providing business development advice and capital to small companies where she retrained, qualifying as a Corporate Financier and was involved with the market listings of over twenty companies who collectively raised over £40M at IPO.

Katie has her own business consultancy offering Marketing and Business Development services and has been working with the Vin-X team since 2011.

MARY-ANNE MORGAN-DEGRAY

MARY-ANNE MORGAN-DEGRAY

OFFICE AND PERSONNEL MANAGER

Mary-Anne was a member of the founding team of Vin-X and brings a wealth of experience having spent over 20 years enhancing her administration and organisational skills within various key managerial positions.

Her role as Office and Personnel Manager encompasses the management of all the Vin-X administrative systems. Mary-Anne is dedicated to customer service excellence and to the continued improvement of the service we offer to our clients.

A Chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Mary-Anne supports the team by providing expert Human Resources advice.


CONTACT US:

EMAIL:  events@vin-x.com     TEL:    0203 384 2261