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People are Talking About Sip!

Sure, we think we host put on a great event but the proof is in the testimonials! Read what some of our hosts, guests and clients have to say about the Sip experience!

 

 

 

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Bridal Shower: 

I hired Maia with Sip for a Bridal Shower I was hosting last summer. She was so helpful from the initial planning and throughout the event! She even helped me plan what food I would serve to make sure it would pair well with the wine. Everyone at the shower raved about what a wonderful time they had. The bride got to relax with her wine and enjoy her guests without having to play the "traditional" bridal shower games. Maia was so friendly and was able to teach everyone something new while still leaving time for everyone to have side conversations. I would recommend Sip to anyone and everyone!

~ Emma Probolus, Concord, MA

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Community Event: 

Maia has provided wine tasting services for the town of Swampscott on a couple of different occasions with positive results. She is very well-versed in the many varietals that people enjoy. She presents some exceptional values that people can easily access in local stores. When you leave one of Maia's wine tasting events you walk away more educated about wines and with a list of "must tries" that you can then serve to others. 

~ Danielle Strauss, Town of Swampscott Recreation Director

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Corporate Event:

Maia did a great job for our firm party.  Her wine selection was fantastic and her knowledge of all the different wines was very impressive.  She directed the party flawlessly while educating us on each type of wine but also gave us time to mingle between each other with a perfect balance.  I look forward to using Maia again and would recommend her to anyone, for any size party.

~Jim J.  Woburn, MA

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Bachelorette Party

I booked a wine tasting through Sip Wine Education as a brunch activity for a bachelorette party I was planning and we had a BLAST! We were looking for a fun way to incorporate all the different ages and backgrounds we had involved in the wedding in a relaxing and fun event. Maia created just that. She came to us, brought everything we needed, and even sent a list of suggested appetizers and activities for the morning. She made all of us feel comfortable with our knowledge - or lack thereof - of wine, and gave us fun and interesting facts about each wine we tried. To this day I still have people asking me how I put on such a great event and I say: "Call Sip Wine Education"!

~ Danielle T, Nashua, New Hampshire

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Bridal Shower:

I contacted Maia to help me plan a non-traditional bridal shower for my sister. We chose to do a "green" (no wrapping) bridal shower with the focus on the wine tasting rather than the gift opening. Maia was fantastic! She asked lots of questions about the event and the attendees so that she could tailor the wine choices and presentation to the group. Maia was incredibly responsive and dependable. She made great recommendations around food to accompany the wine tasting. Her wine choices were reasonably priced and tasted great. Lots of people discovered new favorites. The group was very chatty and had some difficulty focusing on the presentation but Maia and her assistant went with the flow. They made sure everyone learned something, tasted delicious wine and had a fantastic time. Maia brought the glasses and wine so set up and clean up were a breeze for me! 

~Jennifer McNamara, Byfield, MA

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Senior Living:

Before I experienced a wine tasting I was not sure what to expect. I was looking for a fun, informative experience for my residents. Maia was everything I expected and so much more. Her level of expertise is incredible, but she presents wines in such a way that makes it fun and comfortable and everyone walks away with more knowledge than when they entered the room. As a coordinator of events, Maia made me feel comfortable as well with her recommended foods for pairing and she is very well prepared. I can’t wait to have her back again!

~Tara Cloutier

Piper Shores, Portland, Maine


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In-home:

After viewing Maia on WCSH Channel 6 "207" in December 2015, I determined that a wine tasting would be a great gift for my husband's 65'th birthday and our upcoming 36th Wedding Anniversary. We shared the occasion with four couples from our rural neighborhood, all of whom agreed it was the perfect combination of fun and information. Maia presented wines, that while new to us, will be affordable and easy to obtain the next time we are in Portland.  I think the Champagne was the favorite. We  hope she can return for one of our monthly neighborhood Tapas parties this summer!

~Jo-Anne Bushey, Smithfield, Maine

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Corporate:

We had Maia to our company multiple times for a wine tasting. It was a great opportunity for many co-workers to get together, relax, and try some delicious wine! Maia is professional yet personable, very knowledgeable, and is a lot of fun! We love having her here and always look forward to her tastings!

~Michelle Downing

DiCicco, Gulman & Company LLP, Woburn, MA


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Fundraiser:

Coming in as the new PTO President at my daughter's school I wanted a fun new parent night to raise money, and Maia provided an excellent event for us. Her professional and friendly customer service in helping pre-plan the event was exceptional, she was beyond knowledgable and organized! Our event was educational and lots of FUN! Maia provided all the glassware, tasting notes paperwork and brought more than enough delicious wine. She knows it all and we can't wait to have her again next year to help us raise money! 
~Ashley Cavaioli
Ayer-Shirley PTO President


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"We were fortunate to have won a private wine tasting at a fundraiser. We never knew that it would be as interesting and as fun as it was! Maia is extremely knowledgable about

wines, their regions and food pairing and passes that knowledge on with enthusiasm and wonderful charm. Her passion for teaching shows and makes for a wonderful event We look forward to doing it again!" 

~ Susan & Karl Hinck - Damariscotta, Maine


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Thank you Maia!

We all had so much fun at the bubbly tasting! You made our dinner party unusual and extra special. Your presentation of the wines was spirited and fun and everyone commented about how much they learned! The two of us included!  It was such a pleasure working with you, you really made it carefree for us! We can't wait to do the next wine tasting!

~Lauren and Charlie Baker, Swampscott

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Maia has been coming to Youville House and Place for the last year doing quarterly wine tastings for our residents. She is very knowledgeable in this field and tells a great story about each wine they are tasting. She brings very affordable but high quality wines. The events last about an hour.

~Mike Dickerson, Director of Dining Services Youville House and Youville Place 

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I recently held a Team Hoyt Fundraiser to raise funds for the 2013 Boston Marathon and it could not have had a better turnout!!! Maia's hard work, innovation and professionalism contributed enormously to the success of this fundraiser.   Furthermore, she is not only very well informed about the wine industry but she was diligent in the planning, organization and execution of the entire night, right from the start to the last glass poured. I would not hesitate to plan another event with Maia in the future.


~Meredith Flanagan, Swampscott
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I recently booked Maia and brought her in for a private wine tasting for a group of people. She is very professional and really knows a tremendous amount about wine. From grape and vineyard history to vintages and terroir, Maia knows it all. She is very engaging, personable and informative and made the tasting enjoyable for all! I highly recommend Maia and Sip Wine Education for any event, she will make it easy for anyone to learn about and understand wine.
 
~Tom Doyle, Salem
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Our Christmas Party would not have been the same without Maia and her amazing wine presentation and knowledge. Friends and family were completely entertained by Maia’s tasting notes and her intimate knowledge of each wine, plus the great price points and local availability. Her energy and charisma really added to the festive nature of our party and not to mention her holiday cocktail recommendation. Awesome job, we look forward to the next one soon!
~Chris & Wanda Zanni, Swampscott, MA
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The perfect girls' night out!
After attending a couple of fantastic SIP wine tastings I called all the ladies in my neighborhood and had a wine tasting at my home. Maia Gosselin is a professional in wine education - we had a wonderful time discussing different wines from different regions. Maia came not only with all the wine and glasses but tasting notes for all my guests. It was a great girls' night! Maia, thank you for such a fun evening. I can't wait to book another one!
 
Mary Bragan
Swampscott, MA
"I worked with Maia to host a wine tasting fundraising party, and it was a wonderful experience. She is professional, upbeat, never misses a detail and is constantly coming up with new ways to help people learn more and enjoy themselves at any event. People could not stop raving about how much fun they had at my fundraiser, and I was able to go above and beyond my fundraising goal. If you're interested in planning a great wine tasting event, I would highly recommend working with Maia and Sip."
~Jeannie Hannigan
90+ Cellars Marketing Manager and Jumpstart Fundraiser
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Maia presented two highly successful wine tasting programs at my library. She is extremely knowledgeable and professional. The programs were highly entertaining and enjoyable.
 

~Alyce Deveau

Swampscott Public Library Director
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Maia Gosselin - 617.669.6934