|Testimonials for Zita Keeley
“Zita made our client event a true success. Rather than just a traditional boring cocktail hour, Zita’s
energy, knowledge and personality created a very enjoyable and interactive evening for our clients.
She provided a turnkey event from wine selection to coordination with restaurant. I had a chance to
relax and enjoy the night myself .”
R. Dragotta- LPL Financial
" Recently I had the distinct pleasure of attending a wine tasting given by Zita Keeley of "All I Do is
WIne" for the North Jersey Network Associates. Zita's vast knowledge of wine was excellently presented
in a relaxed and fun way. In this particular presentation, her goal was to help us explore unique varieties
of wine and how they pair with an assortment of food items. She easily met that goal while engaging all
of us, some of whom are wine afficionados and some who are fairly new to the world of wine, in lively
conversation. We look forward to her wit, charm and educational skills at our next NJNA function to be
held in the near future and would highly recommend her to anyone who is interested in holding a wine
A Barbera - President- North Jersey Network Associates, Inc.
"Thank you Zita for leading the 2008 wine tasting event for the Hudson Tea Building residents. We
appreciated your recommendations for selecting & pairing the wines with cheese, breads & fruit. We all
had a great time and also thank you for your patience in handling such large & diverse group.
K Ford The Hudson Tea Social Commitee-Hoboken NJ"
“Thanks so much for customizing an excellent educational and fun evening for my Senior Leadership
team. Your in depth knowledge of wine was clearly evident and the way you tailored the message to
both business and pleasure was spot on. I received many positive comments from my team as it was
truly something unique and different and something that we all will use in the future. Thanks for
increasing our appreciation of the finer points of pairing good wine with good food. Salute!
J Zallie – National Starch & Chemical Company
"I hired Zita to do a wine tasting event for undergraduate candidates for my consulting firm this past
October. Zita did a fantastic job! She made planning the event very easy - basically all I had to do was
put her in contact with the manager of the venue and she took care of the rest. As for the event itself,
having the structure of the wine tasting provided a nice focus for what can sometimes be a slightly
awkward "getting-to-know-you" event, and Zita's engaging and entertaining display kept the interest
and energy up throughout the whole 3 hours the event lasted. The event was a big success, and I
received compliments for weeks afterwards from candidates about how much they enjoyed the event -
well done!” –
Astrid Werner - Katzenbach Partners, NYC
"Zita, I can't thank you enough for the great evening that we spent together. I told my wife NOT to plan
anything for my 50th Birthday. I am so glad that she did not listen to me. Although a couple of weeks
have passed, our friends and family are still talking about that night. You and Patrick were a hit and
even the non wine lovers were extremely impressed with your knowledge and how you engaged the
crowd. We immediately felt as though we knew both of you for years. (And hope that we do). I would
recommend your services to anyone planning an event. You don't have to be a wine lover to enjoy this
evening. Thank you again. (And for the Franciscan Cab) "
B Feldman – V Brick Systems
Hi Zita! Thank you so much for your email and your good wishes!! Everyone had a WONDERFUL time
Saturday night! They all kept saying how educational the evening was without being to overwhelming!
Everyone definitely appreciated that you gave us some time to talk in between each wine so that the
evening was social as well. This truly was the perfect evening for MIchelle and I am thrilled that we
found you and were able to have you with us for the night! Thanks again for everything, you truly made
the night so easy to plan! Hope to work with you again in the future!
" I just wanted to thank both you and Patrick for a fun night in our home. The family and friends that
were there thoroughly enjoyed themselves and I know that the knowledge you both imparted to them
was priceless. I will be taking your business cards to school with me. I am sure that some of the
teachers would be interested in the service you provide. I think it's a great way to spend an evening with
people you care about! Both you and Patrick are warm and caring people which comes across
immediately. Thanks again for making a memory in our home.
Sincerely, Linda Merry
All Zita Does is Wine.....and let me tell you how well she does it! I was planning my wife's 30th birthday
party, and I wanted to do something special for her. Knowing her passion for wine, I thought I would ask
a sommelier to come host a party for my wife, her friends, and her family. Having been out to Napa,
Sonoma, and the Santa Ynez valley this summer, we came into contact with numerous wine educators,
who were all very friendly and knowledge, but Zita tops them all by far. Zita and Patrick (her husband),
put on a tremendous display of entertaining and educating. She created such a cool vibe for the party,
which consisted of about 40 people. I can't tell you how many compliments I received from everyone,
who told me what a great idea it was. Zita and Patrick were so pleasant and enjoyable, I felt like I had
known them for years. Their wine selection was magnificent, and they were very informative about the
various wines that we sampled. The crowd was captivated from the first minute, until the very end. All I
know is that I couldn't have asked for a party to turn out any better than it did, and Zita was an
instrumental part in making that happen.
I highly recommend that you give Zita the opportunity to show you how she does wine!"
" I have been responding to a barrage of compliments for organizing the New York Business Women's
Fundraiser, wine tasting. The evening was a GRAND success and we raised thousands of dollars. And
frankly, it is you to whom they should be reaching out and complimenting. Fabulous job, we couldn't
have done it without you. You are professional, smart, and knowledgeable as well as beautiful! I have
emailed your site info to all the members of the organization so that they can contact you for their own
personal events. Thank you again. "
" Zita, Wanted to thank you again for a really nice time Friday nite - Diane went so far as to tell me it
was one of the best gifts I ever gave her!!... If we ever are looking for something similar to do, I'll be sure
& give you a shout, and if I ever know of anyone looking to do any type of class or tasting, I'll steer them
your way. Thanks again, Doug"
"Zita has been the most flexible vendor I have ever worked with.... She seemed to have endless
patience, and gave me many options, all within my budget.?! ...I can't say enough about Zita’s
professionalism and trustworthy demeanor.... If you are looking for a wine consultant, choose Zita for
your event - you won't be disappointed. Family and friends are still raving about the shower. I could
not have been more pleased with the service."
"It was really my pleasure to finally meet you ...on Friday night. Thank you so much for your
participating in our wine tasting fundraiser and for all the time you spent communicating back and forth
with me in preparation for the event. We have heard a lot of positive feedback about your seminar and
hope you enjoyed yourself as much as our guests enjoyed the evening.
Best regards, Christine