All relationships [wine, friendships, and writing] take work to make them successful
-Alice Langholt

Donna Marie Taylor is a creative thinker as she turned her love for education into an exciting way to gather people together- using wine.   The native Washingtonian began blogging about her wine tasting adventures then using her exceptional marketing and sales abilities thereafter, “The Timid Palate” tasting tables grew by popular demand.

Her eclectic wine presentations and elegant tasting tables won over the most discriminating taste buds time and time again. So much, it captured her first wine career milestone after she was mentioned in an article by The Wine Enthusiast Magazine:


As her wine tasting knowledge evolved, she was sought after to collaborate with new and existing small businesses resulting in attracting foot traffic and increasing their company’s bottom line.  Donna has showcased her talents with Marcus Johnson [FLO Wines], Gwen Hurt [Shoe Crazy Wines], and Rain Vodka; just to name few. As an expert in up-selling and premiumization, she works with distributors, importers, wine cellars, and private wine makers.

Wine concierge services is her newest project where she is doing monthly wine tastings for residential property managements; conducts educational and fun wine tasting stations in restaurants, retail stores, food chains, and has traveled abroad to expand her oenology knowledge.

Donna Marie Taylor
Co-Founder & Creative Director

The Timid Palate Tasting Company, LLC

Washington, DC

Tel: 202-705-6888

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