Jacques. smelling the roses I was deeply saddened by the news that Chef Jacques Heraudeau passed away, Sunday, 23rd February, 2014, losing a two year battle with cancer, at 71 years of age, before his time. ... read more >
David Thompson - Nahm [caption id="attachment_9899" align="alignleft" width="620"] David Thompson - Nahm[/caption] Nahm in Bangkok has secured the No.1 spot at the Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2014 awards in Singapore, earning the title of The S.Pellegrino Asia's Best Restaurant. Opened in 2010, it is also named The S. Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Thailand. ... read more >
Jeff Taylor, Head Sommelier at Eleven Madison Park in New York City  “I am really impressed with the quality and balance of Chardonnays, Pinot Noir and Syrahs coming from some new winemakers in the Yarra Valley, Australia.” Jeff Taylor, Head Sommelier at Eleven Madison Park in New York City ... read more >
Elisa Boserup, Sommelier at The Standard Verandah Restaurant in Copenhagen, Denmark   (pronounced suh-mal-'yAy) In Medieval Provençal times they were saumaliers, animal pack drivers who evolved during Middle French kingdom to become court officials charged with transportation of supplies. So what does a modern day Sommelier actually do? Well, Wikipedia outlines as such, “A sommelier or wine steward is a trained and knowledgeable wine professional, normally working in fine restaurants who ... read more >
The Sommelier’s Palate - Jacqueline Lewis, Sommelier at Mr Wong, Sydney "My favorite restaurant would have to be Cicciolina in Melbourne. It is 20 years old, staff stay there forever and the menu rarely changes. The food is consistently fantastic, ambience great, service outstanding and they make a kick ass martini in the back bar!" Jacqueline Lewis, Sommelier at Mr Wong, Sydney ... read more >
Samuel Davies, Regional Sommelier for zuma Hong Kong, Bangkok and ROKA Hong Kong "Pattes-Loup Chablis: Thomas Pico is the winemaker, young and energetic, his wines have always over delivered. I think he produces Chablis for Sommeliers to drink" Samuel Davies, Regional Sommelier for zuma Hong Kong, Bangkok and ROKA Hong Kong ... read more >
Fabien Jacob, Sommelier at Bohanan’s Prime Steaks and Seafood, San Antonio "There’s two new places in San Antonio that just amaze me every time I go, UMAI MI a Modern Asian Fare and CURED a Homemade Charcuterie place." Fabien Jacob, Sommelier at Bohanan’s Prime Steaks and Seafood, San Antonio  ... read more >
Jose Gonzalez Godoy, Sommelier at Ametsa with Arzak Instruction, London “Sherries without a doubt are the best price/quality wines in the world. We can buy an amazing Amontillado over 30 years old in Jerez or Sanlucar for 30€.” Jose Gonzalez Godoy, Sommelier at Ametsa with Arzak Instruction, London ... read more >
Jörn Kleinhans, Sommelier/Owner of The Wine Elite Sommelier Company (pronounced suh-mal-'yAy) In Medieval Provençal times they were saumaliers, animal pack drivers who evolved during Middle French kingdom to become court officials charged with transportation of supplies. So what does a modern day Sommelier actually do? Well, Wikipedia outlines as such, “A sommelier or wine steward is a trained and knowledgeable wine professional, normally working in fine restaurants who specializes ... read more >
The Sommelier’s Palate - Paula De Pano, Sommelier at The Fearrington House Restaurant, North Carolina "As for Sherries, it’s their versatility. It’s my go-to wine for food pairings - every type of sherry can go with any dish." Paula De Pano, Sommelier at The Fearrington House Restaurant, North Carolina ... read more >