“You hosted my wife and I for a wine tasting… You were a fantastic ambassador for the wines and encouraged us to focus on enjoying wine rather than worrying about the intimidating stuff about pairings and descriptors.  It started a love affair with wine that culminated in our family buying a winery in Napa 6 years ago.  Janor, you made such an important impression on us that I saved a bottle from the very first case of Fantesca for you as a gift…
All the best”
-Susan and Duane Hoff


“Janor Bourgerie has extensive wine knowledge and was able to customize our tasting experience based on our guests and their knowledge of wine. We had all levels of wine connoisseurs from a novice to someone just short of obtaining her Sommelier.  He ensured all were able to participate and leave the event a bit more knowledgeable than when they had arrived. Janor also provided all stem ware and, of course, the wine!We look forward to our next wine event with Janor!”

-Jesica McAveney


“Rent-a-somm is terrific. I hired them to come to a wine group my friend and I started about 6 years ago. We are a group of friends or ‘wine lovers’ that get together once a year over a weekend near Valentine’s Day. We needed to shake things up and try something new. Janor Bourgerie, our sommelier, came to my house with wine and a lot of knowledge and experience. We realized after 6 years that we enjoyed wine, but we didn’t know exactly what we liked or why. Janor provided a great educational experience and delivered it in a fun, non-threatening way. We still talk about how entertaining and fun it was to have him come to our ‘wine lovers’ group. One of the most memorable things I took away from the event is that you don’t have to be an expert to fully enjoy wine. A quote from Janor after someone in our group asked ‘What makes wine good?’, Janor replied, “It’s good wine if you like it.” Wine is much more approachable now and I’ve even impressed some of my friends with my new found knowledge. Thanks for a great wine experience, Rent-A-Somm”!

-Gabrielle Duccini


“If you’re looking to turn a traditional event into something spectacular – hire Rent-A-Somm.

I entertain a lot – from small formal dinner parties, Girls’ Nights Out, huge (70+) cocktail parties, Ladies’ Brunches, Cooking Parties, and many holiday events. Add Rent-A-Somm to any of these and you’ve gone ‘right over the top’.

I hired Janor Bourgerie, Rent-A-Somm, to bring some pizazz to a Girls’ Night. He held everyone spellbound for several hours teaching us about everything wine – wine tastings, wine pairings, but best of all, he taught us how to enjoy wine. He was not only very knowledgeable, but so entertaining and funny! Everyone absolutely loved him, said they learned so much and had a great time. It was not stiff, stuffy, or boring – just the opposite. I’m sure he’s skilled enough to tailor his presentation to your audience, from casual to formal. His high end restaurant experience is vast, and he is very professional.

I highly recommend him for any occasion where you are looking to add a ‘Wow’ factor – one your guests will always remember. You won’t be disappointed”.

-Nancy Larson


“Such a wonderful time! Janor Bourgerie is a great teacher. We learned more about wine than we though possible in one evening. Now when we choose a bottle we use our new found knowledge to enjoy the wine even more. Thanks Janor!!”

-Darla Smith


“My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful evening wine tasting with Janor Bourgerie. His presentation was fun and engaging as he made sure we all participated! We learned more about the many elements of wine and felt he chose a nice variety of wines to sample. Janor instructs without making you feel intimidated! Tim and I left feeling we really learned something and totally enjoyed the evening! We would definitely recommend Janor for future wine tasting parties”

-Susanna and Tim Cohen


“I enjoyed the wine class given by Janor Bourgerie. He was informative while at the same time entertaining. I learned a lot about varietals from different regions”

-Karen Bradshaw Bohland