I am Claire Robertson, 34 years old, Management & Operations – Divine Intervention – I’m a Capricorn, a perfectionist in my work and an avid wine appreciator
I always wanted to be in events and after many years of marketing, events and a promotional management background (from running an outdoor festival to A-Class VIP experiences) allows my scope for many facets of the events and on-trade industry.
I started working with Divine Intervention when it was still at infancy stage, our two team collaboration and vast experience (Shaun Terry from a Management Consulting background) culminated into a bespoke and rather ‘Divine’ business model over the past 5.5 years. I like to think of myself as the ‘Divine’ part to our team and Shaun the ‘Intervention’
DIVINE INTERVENTION is a consultancy firm and service provider to the entertainment and leisure industry. We specialize in Beverage Sponsorship, wine menu development, venue management, Wine list creation through Blind Tasting, staff training and implementation strategy development to many of the top restaurant Groups / Clubs / Bars in the Western Cape and Nationally.
We are an interface between our clients’ wants and needs and those of the connections and bonds with brands we have formed over many years.
In the past 2 years, my passion has led more towards the wine section of our portfolio – where I have found my passion and recently completed my CAPE WINE ACADEMY Certificate and begin my WSET Level 2 studies in January 2020 – Watch this space!
This has allowed me to successfully host annual Blind Wine Tasting panels for the Industry for 5 years where we have industry leaders, restaurant owners, sommeliers and the like taste over 300 wines over a few sittings – tasting wines from all over the Western Cape (some International) – from big working farms to small boutique wineries.
We taste blind (wines are covered) in groups of 6 – within price ranges of entry level / Mid range / Premium / Super Premium as well as within light / medium / full bodied categories. Based on these individual and group scores – we are able to ascertain and produce wine lists that are affordable, taste amazing and ultimately entice a consumer to upgrade from their glass at dinner to a bottle J
In a nut shell… I LOVE WINE.. I DRINK WINE.. I STUDY WINE..I SUPPORT WINE FARMS & THEIR PROCESSES AND THE LABOUR AND LOVE THAT GOES INTO PRODUCING SOUTH AFRICA’S LEADING WINES. AS A COMPANY WE STRIVE TO HAVE CONSUMERS ENJOY THE BEST WINE THE COUNTRY HAS TO OFFER IN FANTASTIC RESTAURANTS & BARS – BRINGING VITICULTURE TO THE CITY.
ONE DAY I HOPE
TO REPRESENT OUR SOUTH AFRICAN WINES ALL OVER THE WORLD
I was a care bear – I’d have a wine bottle
on my tummy’
My advice would be :
Guuurl you got this!
Work hard and you can do anything.
Don’t stop till it’s done.
Seriously.. just start
Do the shitty stuff first.
Treat yo’self when you’ve achieved your goals.
Set achievable goals.
Some days you will want to throw that laptop off the balcony.. Don’t… take a break, then keep going
You are worth it
You are Amazing
You are a BOSS BABE!