Jim Hammond is available for speaking engagements at wine festivals, private parties, wine appreciation courses and other events.
The Mysteries of Wine Unveiled and Celebrated
What is the difference between a Bordeaux and a Burgundy? What's with this ritual of tilting, swirling, and sniffing a wine before taking the first sip? Is the Kim Crawford 2006 Sauvignon Blanc a worthy successor to the 2005?
Jim Hammond's Wine Maestro series of presentations and events generate rave reviews. He weaves his stories in a light humorous, and information-packed style, a skilled honed by more than 30 years as a technical instructor to IT professionals - a tough crowd to please.
Wine tasting is fun. In addition, an inspired pairing of wine and food is heaven! Treat your guests to a delightful tour of the palate featuring the wines of New Mexico and the world.
Jim's customized appearances offer something for everyone - from the wine novice to the seasoned wine connoisseur - from a romantic dinner for two to a celebration for hundreds.
Jim Hammond weaves wine lore, tasting traditions, and practical information on choosing, storing and enjoying wines into his enjoyable, interactive appearances.
What Experts are Saying
Setting aside his extraordinary knowledge of houses, vines and all related topics, what sets him apart from many wine experts is that he is as enthusiastic about a decent $10 bottle as one which many would literally sell the farm to buy.
Like listening to the finest harmonic melodies of the Boston Pops, Jim provides the perfect harmony for understanding wines worldwide. His charm and effervescent personality make him a long-time acquaintance after but a short visit.
Jim's presence is like a good friend sharing his years of knowledge with you - whether you are an experienced wine enthusiast or a beginner just learning the ropes.
Jim's personable, practical approach to pairing wines with foods makes him quite fun to listen to and enjoy sampling his wonderful wine selections. He is so knowledgeable about the industry, and so easy to understand. Never a bad sip with Jim.