Wine Time Events was set up by Diana Lyalle BA (Oxon) DipWSET, a wine lover and lawyer based in Wraxall, North Somerset.
Diana is a WSET (Wine & Spirits Education Trust) Level 1 and 2 teacher via The Wine Shop in Winscombe, for whom she also gives wine and spirits tastings. Having recently passed her wine and spirits diploma (WSET Level 4) and received the John Avery Award from the West of England Wine & Spirits Association as “Top Student for the WSET Level 4 exam 2017”, Diana hopes to teach Level 3 in the near future. Diana also works freelance for a national wine tastings events company.
Diana keeps her wine and spirits knowledge up to date by attending Bristol Tasting Circle events, as well as trade tasting events including the London and Somerset Wine Fairs.
Diana recently became a Distinguished Member of the Wine Century Club. She has therefore proved that she has tasted wines made from at least 100 different grape varieties (current tally around 170!).
Wine Time Events came about to provide a tailored tasting events management resource for busy professionals, bringing together Diana’s contacts from her professional life and her wine and spirits life.
Where possible, Diana raises funds for charitable causes through her events, an example of which was a recent wine and cheese tasting for Rotary Club International which raised £344 for Shelterbox.
Diana spends any spare time out with Arthur the family black labrador (seen below salivating over some cheese), being bemused by her daughter’s maths homework, waging war on garden pests, and going the extra mile on “product development” (ably assisted by Arthur, of course).
Testimonial from Mr M: “Wow, what a day, what a performance by the lovely Diana – what expertise – what a professional lady – what knowledge she possesses. She will go far with her enthusiasm and positive attitude.”