Just wanted to thank you very much for a wonderful experience touring with you in the wine country of France. The day in Sancerre was really special with just Lorraine, Gary, Bobbie and me seeing a new area of France. Thats not to say the day in Chablis and Burgundy were not also superb. The trip, in addition to tasting wonderful wines, was very educational and informative. I am not sure that people equate good wine with good farming. The picnic was great and the cherries, although picked incorrectly, were very tasty. As we open the wines we brought home we will appreciate them as "pure pleasure". Thanks again, and I am sure we will see you on another trip.
Jennifer and all of us had a wonderful time and really appreciated having Jo and you to guide us around. The final visit to Mme Fallet was the highlight to be sure. People are already talking about visiting you again on your home turf so careful what you wish for - I have a feeling we may be spending my birthday in May together! C.SPINK , London
Thank you so much for guiding us around the Burgundy Region. Great picks on Domaines Drouhin-Laroze and Lucine Jacob - brilliant wines! Christine and Chantelle were so pleasant and welcoming which made our visit even more special. We now know so much more about this region of France and can appreciate its fantastic fruit-forward wines and France's love for Le Terroir. Great suggestions on foods and the picnic spot as well. (We could have used you in Chateauneuf du Pape - it pales in comparison to Burgundy.)
Your knowledge, enthusiasm, work ethic, and experience within the region is spectacular and made for a truly memorable time. Thanks for everything!
Cary, Veronica, and Aubrey
Tampa, Florida (USA)
Just a note to say thanks so much for a lovely day out last Wednesday and also for the help with Chablis. It was a super few days and your wine tour was one the highlights! I learnt so much more about the region and enjoyed the tastings very much and feel a lot more knowledgeable about the Burgundy region now.
Sally Barker. London
I cannot thank you enough for your wonderful advice on our French winery tour. You were so sweet to email Chateau de Gilly (where we were staying) with information for our day in Chablis. We did exactly what you said and it was PERFECT! We loved Sebastian at Jean Marc Brocard. Thank you for everything and I will definitely look you up when we go back and recommend you to friends. Sorry we never had a chance to meet.
All the best,
Brendan - many thanks for another v successful trip to Burgundy. Have just gone through my notes, and we really covered the creme de la creme from top to bottom - what would we do without you?! Now in hot pursuit of JJ Confuron and Philippe Duvernay distributors over here. So far so good...
With many thanks
Marina Jamieson. London
Wine Tasting Evening – at Ventnor Cricket Club
Somewhat belated for which I apologise but I am writing to thank you very much indeed for the above evening. I have had so many comments from everyone who came along about how much they enjoyed it, especially your relaxed and friendly presentation. Everyone said that previous wine tastings that they had attended were stuffy and very technical where as yours was so personal and interesting.
Maurice and Tricia Flux
Isle of Wight
“Thank you thank you thank you for the wonderful time you showed us in Burgundy. That was such a highlight of our trip, and the girls just fell in love with the area, and the wines. It was so special to have such an insiders' perspective (thanks to you!) and to meet such passionate winemakers……”
Anna Watson, Nashville Tennessee
"You were wonderful and so informative about the wineries.What a treat it was for Steve and I to learn so much in such a short time".
Thank you so much! Terry Lynn
- many thanks. We had a fantastic night at the cave. Great food, wine and ambience - thanks for getting us the table. We are on the train to paris right now - feeling pretty tired but knowing we had a great week-end. I'll be in touch during the week about the wine. Thanks again for really making it a wonderful week-end for us. Pass on our best wishes to phillipe et bernard.
Kind regards, mick
Michael Ridge, London
Brendan, We had a fantastic time touring the vineyards of Burgundy with you. If you are passionate about great wine or simply want to broaden your interest in wine, particularly the wines of Burgundy, then we highly recommend Wine Liaisons. Brendan’s wine knowledge, relationships with winemakers, access to out-of-the-way wine attractions and personalized approach made for a highly memorable experience. Brendan was able to open doors that we never would have found on our own or with other tours. The cellars we visited were amongst the best in Burgundy. Some rarely open their doors to visitors but with Brendan we were lucky enough to get an insider view, visiting their vineyards during the harvest, tasting wines from bottle and barrel, and talking to the winemakers.
Originally we had just booked a day in Chablis with Brendan but enjoyed our experience so much we decided to book another day in The Cote de Nuits and Cote de Beaune.
Thank you Brendan for a truly memorable and educational wine experience.
Michele & Grant Graber
We had the best time with you and both Geoff and I are immensely grateful for your generous time and the fascinating education you gave us. We enjoyed it all….every mouthful, every swallow, every bottle, every producer. We got back yesterday and have now unpacked the wine and mindful of some of your advice, put things in various piles. There is so much to learn! How you know what you know is just amazing. Because of you, our trip was a huge success.
So thank you.
Geoff and Margaret Abbott, Amersham
“ Many thanks again from Nancy and me for sharing your Cote d’Or wine expertise and for you many courtesies during our recent holiday in Beaune. We especially appreciate your patience as we tried to assimilate all of the new information. You have certainly lifted our knowledge and study to a higher level. The pace of your guidance was just right for us, and the restaurants you recommended were very pleasant “
Joe and Nancy Sherrill, Galverstone, Texas
“Brendan....we both say thank you for organising for us a great trip. We're still glowing, and will do for many moons to come...”
Peter Jamieson, England
“ First of all I would like to thank you again for showing my family such a great time!! Even the non drinkers had fun !! “
Stacy Van Wyk, Laguna Beach, CA
“We cannot adequately thank you for your involvement in our Burgundy barge cruise. All eleven of us agree that you were the predominant reason we had a wonderful experience…..We have been with many, many outstanding wine makers, vineyard owners, wine evaluators, and wine writers/educators, but your wine knowledge, history of wine in Burgundy and relationships with important producers is the best I've been involved with ANYWHERE. “
Hal Holtz, Athens. GA
You have been wonderful, your spirit; your passion for wine; your indefatigable spirit is and has been sensational.
Karen MacNeil, author "Wine Bible" Nappa Valley, Ca.USA
"An education that became an unforgettable experience. It is now an annual event in our calendar, and we have a long list of friends wanting to join us! Brendan's knowledge is second-to-none and his contacts are amazing".
Gary Bracey, Surrey UK
"It truly was a memorable experience and definiteley on of the highlights of our trip. Todd still talks about the wine you brought out at the first vineyard that morning (he thought it was the best of the day!) You're very knowledgeable both in the wine and the countryside and have contacts which all makes for a great excursion.I'll let you know when we're planning another trip to France!"
Jan Ross, Florida, USA
"Last November I hosted a froup of 8 persons to a tour of the Chablis region of France and I met with Brendan Moore who has lived in this region for the best part of 10 years and has amassed a very considerable local knowledge of the area, the vineyards, the owners and of course the wines. He organised the rental of a complete private house for our group as well as arranging visits to the local gastronomic restauraunts. We all enjoyed ourselves so much that this pilgrimage to the wine producing areas of France is set to become an annual event andwe will always request the good services of Brendan to make the tour complete".
David Thomson - Managing Director- Mitutoyo(UK)Ltd.
Again, please accept our thanks for a super three days with you as our mentor and guide. Diana and I thoroughly enjoyed your company and your amazing capabilities regarding the wines of France.
Donald and Diana Raider, Bernardsville NJ USA
Brendan's name was forwarded to me by a friend and with these sorts of things one is never really sure what to expect. There's always an uncertainty when dealing with someone new and especially someone in a foreign country, we are all so used to the horror stories. I needn't have worried, from our very first acquaintance Brendan has been informative resourceful and helpful with almost everything which resulted in a very enjoyable visit to France. With his knowledge of the language and the wine distributors it made our choosing easy and fun. For my next wine trip I will most certainly call upon Brendan's services again.
David Read, Ampfield, Hants, England
My family so enjoyed the opportunity to learn more about French wines and private vintners from Brendan Moore. The experience was not only educational and luscious -- but very entertaining as well. Brendan is a charming and knowledgeable ex patriot who exudes an incredibly joy for his work! We should all be so lucky!
Debra S. Valle, President of Marketing U Inc. USA
Thank you very much indeed for giving us such a memorable tour of Chablis and Tonnerre. We won't forget the restaurant in Irancy nor the huge hands of the grandpere, and it was the highlight of our week in Burgundy.
John Belmore,Enniskillen , N.Ireland
Via vrienden hebben wij Brendan en Jo leren kennen en gaan nu ieder jaar naar Bourgondie om wijn te proefen en te genieten van al het lekkere eten. Door Brendan heb ik nu ook een kwalitatief zeer goeie wijnkelder voor weinig geld. Ik ben in mijn leven maar weinig mensen tegengekomen die zo aandachtig en liefdevol bezig zijn met hun vak als zij. Met vriendelijke groet,
Teun & Marieke Bruijn
Amsterdam.(yes, sorry its dutch !)
Just a quick word to let you know how much everyone enjoyed your very informative discourse on Chablis and its wines. Very concise. And then the picnic was a smash success as well. Bravo!
"Touring the Burgundy region with the finest oeniphile in France was educating, enlightening and boatloads of fun."
I have been two times in the region of Chablis . The region is beautiful with many typical French villages and it is an extremely interesting territory to learn more about the fantastic wine they grown there. The first time we travelled on ouwer own occasion throw the region. This was o.k. but only not totally subdivide. The second time I was there a friend brought my in contact with Brendan Moore. The knowledge and the enthusiasm were overwhelmed. Also the knowledge of some less known winegrowers that make really very good quality wine made my last trip till whole new discoveries in wine land. As you think about spending some time in France and want to learn something more about wine then is written in most books, Brendan Moore is your man. Outside knowledge he is has been an extremely pleasant company. We will be looking forward to meet him again.
Amsterdam - Holland