My name is Simon Ward and I am the owner
of Glory of Wine Tastings. I have worked in the
hospitality industry for over 20 years and am very
passionate about what I do. I have recently purchased The Courtyard Wombourne restaurant in Wombourne along with my wife Louise and chef friend Peter. I will continue to offer fun wine tastings at the restaurant along with great food, fine wine along with craft beer and gin.
My love of wine began almost 15 years ago when I completed my WSET (Wine and Spirits Education Trust) Level 2 Certificate. In 2005 I gained my WSET Level 3 Advanced Certificate and have enjoyed passing on my knowledge to both my staff and customers ever since.
In 2012 I began a wine blog writing about wine and in 2013 started my own business offering fun private wine tastings at home, wine events and speaking engagements. My wine tastings are fun and informative and a great way to bring your friends and family together for an event. Ideal for a birthday, anniversary or alternative hen or stag event. I am also available for speaking engagements and I also host my own wine tasting events. You can also hear me with David King on the Taste Wolverhampton show on WCR FM 101.8 every other Sunday at around 9.15am.
Opposite you will see me with my wine hero Olly Smith from the telly who I met last year at The Three Wine Men show.
And if you will allow me, if you love wine and haven't seen it yet please do catch the funniest movie about wine, Sideways.
I very much look forward to speaking to you soon and helping to organise your event or meeting you at one of my tastings.
Cheers and enjoy your wine!