Unique wine events for private and corporate groups


An essential part corporate brand growth, client satisfaction and B2B marketing, networking events are a great way to engage the people integral to the success of your business. However, it is difficult to maintain involvement and engagement, and inspire attendance;  often the objectives are lost in the rush.

That’s where Clare from The Humble Tumbler comes in – adding another layer of interest and involvement to your event.

Engaging & entertaining netowrking events

Clare will customise a theme to suit, select the wines, organise the catering and host the event. Clare will treat your guests to an introduction to wine appreciation after receiving sparkling on arrival. Each wine is poured in sequence, with Clare introducing the wine; its history, origin and character – in addition to some ideas to match it with canapés or cheese. After a short presentation for each wine, the guests are left to mingle, taste and discuss the wines, try them with cheese and continue their own conversations. There is ample space to integrate speeches, games or team building as this format is inherently casual and flexible – resulting in maximum involvement and generating positive word of mouth. Each guest receives a customised booklet (featuring integrated branding) with details on the wines, the cheese and plenty of inspiration to continue on with.

Every event is customised to specification. This format is suitable for groups from 24 – 100 people. Over two hours we recommend 5 or 6 wines + matched cheese. Pricing starts  at $55 per head with cheese using mid-range wine. Events requiring external catering are quoted  to separately.

Previous Clients: Russel Kennedy Lawyers; Buchan Architecture Group;  Exact Target Direct Marketing; Fairfax Media

See some examples below of recent events…

– A digital marketing conference of 120 people finished the day in style by assembling on a rooftop in Sydney, where Clare talked the crowd through six iconic red wines of the world – including aged Bordeaux; while a chef sliced  Jamon off the bone for the hungry crowd.

Seeking to encourage a casual rivalry, a 60 person networking event at a Melbourne Law Firm was invigorated by an activation in which participants were invited to be part of a competition to match a series of wines to pre-written tasting notes.

An industry networking event combined a mini 15 minute Chardonnay & cheese masterclass into the stand-up format – giving participants a chance to explore the wines in detail and meet new people.


Below are just a handful of theming examples The Humble Tumbler has presented in past events. Obessed with Spain? Love German Riesling? We can find the wines to suit any theme!

Australia V Italy

The gloves are off! Italy has about eight centuries worth of winemaking history on the locals but who will come out top? Compare and contrast old & new world wines made from the same grape variety in this comparative – and sometimes controversial masterclass.

Wine Appreciation 101

Fuzzy on the fundamentals? Get back to basics in this condensed version of The Humble Tumbler four week course. Explore grape varieties, wine growing regions, winemaking and wine style – by tasting and talking about some of Australia’s premium wines.

A Virtual Tour Through Champagne

Champagne? Oui, oui s’il vous plait. Spend an afternoon tasting and learning about Champagne in all its glory! This masterclass guides you through a tutored tasting of some of the Champagne’s finest. Discover how Champagne is made, explore the different styles, learn how to describe the wines & how to purchase confidently. *Extra charges may apply due to the high cost of Champagne

Exploring Alternative Varieties

Still finding it tricky to distinguish your Vermentino from your Verduzzo from your Viognier? This masterclass focuses on the newer grape varieties to our shores – exploring an eclectic range of both reds, whites and sparkling. Learn about the origin, style, taste and regions for each of these varieties.

Red Wines of the World

Would you like a steak with that? From elegant cool climate Pinot Noir to powerhouse Cabernet Sauvignon, this masterclass guides you through a tutored tasting of Australian and international red wines. Learn about red wine grape varieties and their traditional regions, discover the red wine making process, learn how to describe flavours and styles and explore the diversity of red wine around the globe.

Wine and Food: The Essentials

Spend an afternoon exploring the fundamentals of wine and food matching. How? By eating and drinking of course! This masterclass delves into the fascinating world of food and wine matching– looking at key elements such as weight, style, heat, acidity, sweetness & saltiness. Taste a range of premium wines together with a thoughtful selection of delicious edibles. **Catering is quoted separately

White Wines of the World

Did someone say Chablis? Yes Please! Explore the wonderful diversity of white wines from around the globe in this white wine masterclass. Learn about white wine grape varieties and their traditional regions, discover the white wine making process, learn how to describe the flavours and styles and how to buy the right wine for the every occasion.

Le Tour De France

Not just a bicycle race! Get your sailor stripes and red Beret on for this masterclass on all things French and vinous. Enjoy a virtual wine tour through the main wine regions in France. Start with Champagne, wander down to Chablis, stroll through Burgundy, get lost in the Rhone; sunburnt in Provence and muddy in Bordeaux.