Are you ready to take your love of wine to the next level?
As a Certified Specialist of Wine I am uniquely qualified to help meet your wine needs. I offer a variety of services and I would love to work with you and help you make the most out of your wine experience!
Wine Cellar Consulting
Are you interested in collecting wine, already a seasoned collector or somewhere in between? Let me help you! Services include:
- Starting a wine collection and learning how to manage it.
- Organizing and adding to an existing cellar or collection.
- Wine Storage Consulting – Where should you keep your wine?
Event & Party Planning Consulting
Looking to buy wine for an event or party? Let me help you select the perfect bottles for your occasion and purchase exactly the right amount. Services include:
- Wine Selections and Quantity
- Wine Service*
*Beer and wine license may be necessary for service.
Wine Tasting and Education
Private wine tastings
Get fancy and host a wine tasting in your home! It all starts with a theme such as blind tasting, vertical varietal tasting, food and wine pairings, or a custom tasting of your choosing.
- Learn more about wine in the privacy of your own home amongst friends and family.
Educational Wine Classes
My passion is bringing wine into everyday conversation. I do this through blogging, podcasting and community involvement via interactive, fun and educational classes. If you have a wine-oriented business, or a general desire to host a wine class, I would love to collaborate with you! Places I have taught at or would like the opportunity to work with include:
- Wine Shops
- Community Centers
Would you like to discover Idaho Wine Country and get to know the regions of the Snake River or Lewis Clark Valleys? Or explore the burgeoning urban winery scene? With parties of two or more, I will help build an itinerary that ensures an enjoyable experience, one with plenty of chances to fall in love with Idaho wine.
Restaurant & Retail Staff Wine Training
Have you ever wanted to elevate the knowledge of your restaurant or retail staff, thereby raising your reputation, your consumers’ experience and ultimately your wine sales? I understand your time is valuable, therefore the sessions I’ve developed can be taught within 20-30 minutes. Sessions include:
- Etiquette and Service
- Food & Wine Pairing
- Wine Faults
I write on topics that include all things wine, and I am available for one-time and recurring articles either attributed to myself or as a ghost writer. Topics I have covered, but in no way feel limited to, include:
- Idaho Wine
- Recipe Development
- General Wine Knowledge
Are you interested in bringing Idaho wine to your event or conference? I look forward to engaging with your event attendees by providing valuable and informative content, delivered with warmth and good humor.
What you can expect from me:
- A timely response to your email inquiry.
- Follow-up via phone consultation.
- A professional presentation tailored to your audience.
Please email email@example.com to check availability and book your event.
Michelle Leonardson is a wine consultant, educator and enthusiast from Boise, Idaho, as well as an Idaho wine advocate. She hosts the podcast Where the Wine Is with Michelle Leonardson, and as a Certified Specialist of Wine she is devoted to sharing her passion on her blog, her podcast and throughout the community. As a lifelong Idahoan she is especially interested in Idaho wine and loves to pass along her home state’s amazing vintages. Michelle writes under the watchful gaze of her cat, GoGo, and takes lots of writing breaks to spend time with her husband Nick and their gentle giant of a dog, Lindsay.
Let’s get started! Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (208) 866-4208 to book your next wine experience. I am based in Boise, Idaho and while most of my services take place in the area, I love to travel and I go where the wine is…