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Meet David LeClaire
Meet David LeClaire
LeClaire, a certified sommelier from the Court
of Master Sommeliers, is the founder of Wine Events & Promotions,
which creates wine events in the Northwest, as well as throughout
the U.S. including charity fundraisers, corporate receptions, and
private tastings. David was recently featured in the Seattle Metropolitan Magazine (Click here) and on Q13 Fox News (click here to see video). David is also the founder of WINE WORLD, the largest wine store in Northwest.
David creates a wide variety of exclusive, unique
wine events for either small groups or large events. These intimate
functions are held in private homes, restaurants, hotels, yachts,
or other venues to fit the client’s specific needs and interests.
Mr. LeClaire served as wine director at Seattle's prestigious Alexis
Hotel & Library Bistro (formerly the Painted Table Restaurant)
where he was employed for ten years. David is also the founder of the two largest wine clubs in the Northwest, Seattle Uncorked & Portland Uncorked.
He is often booked for speaking engagements for
wine clubs and special events, is an instructor at North
Seattle Community College, and often serves as a worldwide "ambassador"
for Washington State wineries. Mr. LeClaire serves as a judge for
various wine competitions, including Ray's Boathouse "Retrospective"
and the annual
Seattle Wine Awards, and participates in a wide variety of auctions
and galas. A free-lance writer for Wine
Squire & NW Stir websites,
David is also a new member of The
International Food Wine and Travel Writers Association.
David also creates trade shows for wine regions, helping many of
the best wineries of California, Washington, & Oregon showcase
their wines in cities across America such as Chicago, New Orleans,
DC, and Boston. David created events for ZAP
in New Orleans, Orlando, Scottsdale and Austin. He also produced
events for Wine Yakima
Valley in Seattle & Portland, and Grand Tastings for the
Paso Robles Wine Alliance
in 4 cities, and the Southern
Oregon Wine Assoc. in Portland.
An entertaining speaker, David is often paid to help auctions generate
more money for their charities by working in tandem with auctioneers,
bringing their wine-related items to life. Charities and corporations
feature David as a keynote speaker or to lead informative yet casual
group wine tastings. David's creativity and passion make him a valuable
part of the process in creating new events.
Those who attend his memorable events inevitably leave with valuable
"real world" information and an increased appreciation
for wine. David also works in tendem with many chefs doing
wine and food pairing and cooking demo's such as at the NW
Women's Show, and does many private events thoughout the year
including product launches, festivals, client appreciation
events, fundraisers, art openings, and holiday parties! For
a partial list of recent clients David LeClaire & Wine Events
have created events for, click
Wine Events & Promotions
by David LeClaire,
Creating Wine Events since 2000
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