Founder of Blend, a Corporate Wine Consultancy
Sophie founded ‘Blend,’ in 2004 when she realised her passion for wine following time travelling in France and California. She now shares this passion and knowledge with her audience through wine tasting events, demystifying the world of wine and making the experience accessible for everyone who attends.Speaker enquiry
Sophie Rudge founded ‘Blend,’ a corporate wine consultancy in 2004 whilst she was studying for a degree in International Management and French.
Sophie holds the Wine and Spirit Education Trust Diploma for which she was awarded the IWSC (International Wine & Spirits Competition) and Waitrose Scholarship. She is also a recommended tutor for the WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) up to and including Diploma level.
The combination of Sophie’s event management experience and wine knowledge allows her to capitalise on the huge demand for corporate entertainment.
“Many companies find that another off-roading weekend or slap-up meal no longer encourages the bonding with clients or colleagues that they require. On the other hand, everyone has an opinion about wine and we provide a setting in which customers and their clients can build personal relationships in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.”View more
“Thank you for a great wine tasting last night – everyone without exception thoroughly enjoyed themselves – you pitched the session perfectly… I can assure you that as a result of your efforts the rest of the evening went swimmingly for which I personally am very grateful. Look forward to working with you again sometime – I will certainly recommend you far and wide!”
Fiona Delavault, Marketing Manager, Partners in IT
“Very many thanks for an excellent evening perfectly pitched between education & entertainment. Ailish and I have had some very positive feedback this morning. You did well to manage a lively crowd (increasingly as the evening went on!)…”
Simon Wallis, Land Securities
“Really good. Everyone has said what a fabulous evening it was. Will definitely do it again. A very big thank you from all.”
Peter Thorne, Real Estate Group, Wragge & Co LLP