I was stationed in Germany, whilst serving in the Army. On one of my first evenings in the NAAFI, I decided to have a G&T. Served in a plastic glass, no ice, lemon out of a tub, with Britvic Tonic, I loved Gin even then. Over the years my love and passion for this Juniper based drink, has gone from strength to strength.
Back in 2017 I saw that Gin was really making headway, with more and more distilleries popping up all over the UK and further afield. Seeing that, I thought about how I could take a "piece of the action". The Gin Diva was then born.
I had already around 10 or so different brands of Gin in my cupboard, and went on a mission to get more. Learning about the different companies, getting their back story, and finding out what makes them stand out in the crowd was my main focus. Sampling all the Gin was a hard job, but someone has to do it!
Then in 2018 I took my WSET Level 2 exam, which is actually an exam about wines, and spirits. This means that I actually know that I am talking about.
I now go all over the UK talking about Gin, whether at someones house party, garden party, corporate event or charity evening. Normally on the South Coast of England, but have been all over the UK, and even Europe.
I also run The Bar Belles, which is a full bar facility available to hire.
" We had a fabulous time at Kuti’s Brasserie where the last Gin tasting event was held.
Tracie was brilliant! Her knowledge of Gin was amazing. We learned so much and tried various different gins, some of which can only be sourced through her.
I would thoroughly recommend going to any event being held and being in the Indian restaurant was a bonus as we had some lovely nibbles whilst trying the gins!
Thanks for a great afternoon Tracie! We all enjoyed it! !"
"I Had our own gin festival with the Gin Diva, thank you so much for a fabulous evening, we learnt so much and enjoyed tasting all of them! Tracie is incredible with all her knowledge coupled with her engaging manner meant the time flew by and a great time was had by all. Thoroughly recommended xx
What a fabulous evening! We had a gin tasting for my friend’s birthday and it was just so much fun and amazing value for money! 😃 Tracie was lovely and such a good laugh!! She taught us so much about gin and which ones go best with different mixers! All of the gins we tried were delicious (including the mysterious red herring one 😉 lol) and I will be planning my next one very soon with The Gin Diva! Highly recommend the violet gin 😍 thank you Tracie! A very enjoyable evening! Massively recommended! x