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CWO Dinner

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Fine dining
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Cancellations, etc.

CWO At Home

Event format
Pre-event prep
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Wine tasting details, etc.


FAQs: General

Chief Wine Officer is a long-running series of professional networking events tailored to the C-suite and industry leaders.

At a CWO event, you can expect to hear keynotes on trending business topics, partake in peer-to-peer discussions amongst a select group of 10-15 guests, and enjoy a fine wine tasting experience guided by an internationally renowned wine expert. CWO Dinner events also include a three-course fine dining meal.

Our Masters of Wine and wine experts educate guests on the subtle art of wine tasting before quizzing the room to determine who is the best taster in the room – the Chief Wine Officer.

We offer two different styles of networking events: CWO Dinner for in-person events and CWO At Home for virtual ones.

We invite executives and business leaders spanning a range of functions including IT, Finance, HR, Marketing, Transformation, Legal, and many more. Our guests are mainly based in the US, UK, and EMEA, but could join from anywhere in the world via CWO At Home.

Find out what CWO alumni think about us in our guest reviews.

CWO At Home events last for two hours. UK and EMEA events usually start at 6PM or 7PM local time, and US events usually start at 4PM Pacific Time and 6PM Eastern Time respectively.

CWO Dinner events last slightly longer at three hours to accommodate the fine dining portion of the evening.

You can find an event and register your interest to join on our events calendar.

If you don’t find an even that’s right for you, don’t worry. By signing up to the Chief Wine Officer community, you’ll get exclusive, early-bird access to our new events via email.

No, attending a CWO event is complimentary. 

We partner with some of the world’s leading technology companies in the UK, US and EMEA to bring together like-minded executives at our events.

If you’d like to sponsor your own CWO event, you can contact our colleagues at Chief Nation or send us a message on our contact page.

We’ll be happy to answer your question personally. Please get in touch via our contact page.

The keynotes at CWO events are held by senior executives at global technology companies and/or their customers. The presentations centre around a different topic at each event.

We’ve covered every tech topic you can think of, from Metaverse to sustainable cloud, and every keynote is followed up with interactive Q&As between the speaker and guests.

Previous and recurring speakers at CWO include some of the top thought leaders from the industry. We’ve welcomed senior and C-level speakers from IBM, Google, Google Cloud, Accenture, VMware, Workday, Adobe, Pure Storage, and PwC to name just a few.

If sharing your ideas with a room of like-minded leaders sounds like something you’d like to do, get in touch today.

CWO events are prime opportunities to meet people from other parts of the country and the world. But even better, to meet your peers across industries and sectors to see how they are tackling today’s challenges.

At CWO events we provide a chance to have insightful discussions with your peers, whether in person or via dedicated Zoom breakout rooms. While CWO have defined end times, you are welcome to stay on longer if the conversation is going well.

We take great efforts to make sure everyone feels welcome at CWO. If you’re not a natural when it comes to networking, you’ll still feel right at home with us.


1. Embrace unexpected connections 

At Chief Wine Officer events, C-level and senior leaders from all industries come together. Acknowledging the cross-functional skills and knowledge bases of your peers and making unexpected connections could prove immensely beneficial.

2. Presentations are meant to be probed 
During any event, there will be two keynote talks from an industry expert on the evening’s topic. The experts are there to provide information that is worth sharing, field questions, and facilitate discussion.

Take note of the questions you want to ask whatever they may be. You never know who else is thinking the same thing or how your question may facilitate an insightful exchange of ideas.

3. Be proactive about connecting 
Before the event, the Event Manager will send you a list of attendees. Our advice is to connect with them on LinkedIn. In person or via Zoom, ask them questions that are relevant to their areas of expertise, and after the event, follow up on those connections.

The wine experts who host the tastings at CWO events are professional wine tasters, educators and critics. Several of them are Masters of Wine – the highest qualification in the wine industry, which is currently held by just 416 individuals worldwide.

To find out more about our Masters of Wine and wine experts, check out their profiles and interviews here.

You’ll taste and learn about sparkling, white and red wines in guided sessions between the keynotes and business discussions.

The competition starts after you’ve tasted the red wine. Your wine host will ask you a series of questions based on what you’ve learned throughout the evening. Get an answer wrong and you’re out of the contest – but at least you still get to enjoy the wine!

The last guest standing in the knock-out competition wins, earning the title of ‘Chief Wine Officer’. Be the envy of your peers and plaster this accolade all over your LinkedIn profile!

Yes, we offer a selection of luxury soft drinks at all our events. Just let the event manager know in advance.

After you submit your details, we’ll share your name, job title, and company name with the event sponsor to confirm your attendance.

We and our sponsors never share data with third parties, and use it solely for the purpose of keeping you informed in the run-up to the event.

You can read the full details in our privacy policy.

FAQs: CWO Dinner

CWO Dinner events brings a carefully selected group of C-suite executives and business leaders together for an evening of fine dining, wine tasting, and innovative industry insights at the best venues around the world.

London, Miami, Paris, Frankfurt, Copenhagen, New York, and everywhere in between – our dinners are a truly global event series, encompassing some of the finest five-star and Michelin-starred restaurants and hotels.

Places are highly popular and very limited. Join the Chief Wine Officer community to receive priority invites for industry-specific events.

CWO Dinner events take place in cities around the world. We work with Michelin-star and five-star venues like the Rosewood Hotel and City Social in London, and similar high-class restaurants and hotels throughout the US and Europe.

We have private reception and dining areas at all CWO Dinner events. After the event ends, you’re welcome to stay on at the venue to sample even more of the best vinos in town. You can see our range of our venues here.

CWO Dinner guests will enjoy a three-course meal at an unforgettable venue, with each meal chosen to pair perfectly with our selection of fine wines.

Once you’ve registered for an event, our team will be in touch to confirm your attendance and find out details about your dietary requirements. If at any point circumstances change, you can reach out to the event host to update them and your details.

If something happens and you need to cancel for any reason, simply get in touch with the event host and let them know. We hope to see you at an upcoming CWO event instead! 

FAQs: CWO At Home

With CWO At Home, we bring together a selection of business leaders and decision-makers from across a wide range of industries for an evening of insights and wine – all conducted on Zoom.

We deliver a complimentary trio of fine wines directly to our guests’ doors. On the evening of the event, we introduce everyone and begin a tasting experience led by a Master of Wine (only 416 globally) or a world-renowned wine expert.

Throughout the evening, guests hear from keynote speakers, network with their peers in dedicated breakout rooms, and of course, taste several unforgettable wines.

Capping off the evening, guests compete against one another to see who has learned the most from our wine expert and who has the best palate. The winner takes home the title of ‘Chief Wine Officer’.

You’ll join through a Zoom link shared with you via email ahead of the event. You’ll get the best user experience if you join via the Zoom desktop application rather than your browser. You can download Zoom here.

The breakout rooms at CWO at Home are an opportunity to discuss the event topic more intimately with a smaller group of guests.

After the keynote presentations and full-group Q&A, you’ll be invited to join a smaller group of (usually) 5-8 other guests to network and discuss common challenges and thoughts on the event topic. 

A virtual wine tasting is just like a normal wine tasting at a restaurant or vineyard – except that you can enjoy it from the comfort of your home.

We deliver a selection of fine wines direct to our guests’ homes ahead of the event for them to enjoy during the evening.

The guided tasting is hosted by one of the professional wine experts we partner with for our events. You can meet our wine experts here.

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