The Sommelier’s Palate – Stuart Skea Sommelier at 21212 Restaurant, Edinburg, Scotland
Stuart Skea Sommelier at 21212 Restaurant, Edinburg, Scotland

 “I recently had a wonderful pairing of Scottish Venison with Cabernet Franc ~ a 2006 Bourgeil from Jacky Blot, chocolaty and Gamey delicious!” Sommelier Stuart Skea Read More >

The Sommelier’s Palate – Helena Andersson, Sommelier at Upper House Dining, Gothenburg, Sweden
The Sommelier’s Palate - Helena Andersson, Sommelier at Upper House Dining, Gothenburg, Sweden

“Beetroot baked in salt, bone marrow, ox and beetroot jus together with “A tribute to Grace”, Grenache, from Santa Barbara Highlands, USA. The perfect combination.” Sommelier Helena Andersson Read More >

The Sommelier’s Palate – Master Sommelier Nicolas Clerc MS, United Kingdom
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“Raspberry soufflé with a NV Bugey-Cerdon from Renardat-Fache.  The pairing of both texture and aromas was incredible.” Master Sommelier Nicolas Clerc

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The Sommelier’s Palate – Jesus M. Evangelista III, CS, sommelier at Vino at Trios wine bar, Alhambra, California
Jesus M. Evangelista III, CS, Sommelier at Vino at Trios wine bar, Alhambra, California

(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 in all aspects of wine service as well as wine and food matching. The most important work of a sommelier is in the areas of wine procurement, wine storage, wine cellar rotation, and expert service to wine consumers.” Read More >

The Sommelier’s Palate – Sommelier Jessica Marinzeck, a Brazilian living in Malta
Sommelier Jessica Marinzeck, a Brazilian living in Malta

“2011 Domaine des Roches Neuves – Saumur Champigny – Loire, France. It completely blew my mind. Layers of flavour, well-structured and a fair price.” Read More >

The Sommelier’s Palate – Sommelier Enrique Ávila Hernández from Barcelona, Spain
Sommelier Enrique Ávila Hernández from Barcelona, Spain

“Monvinic in Barcelona ​​is a wine bar that leaves you impressed by their extensive wine, cuisine and high quality service together with their very professional staff. Highly recommended.” Sommelier Enrique Ávila Hernández

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The Sommelier’s Palate – Sommelier Philippe Perreault from Montreal, Canada
Sommelier Philippe Perreault from Montreal, Canada

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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 in all aspects of wine service as well as wine and food matching. The most important work of a sommelier is in the areas of wine procurement, wine storage, wine cellar rotation, and expert service to wine consumers.” Read More >

The Sommelier’s Palate – Ladies and Gentlemen, The Sommelier at Restaurant El Celler de Can Roca, Spain – Carles Aymerich
Carles Aymerich

“Equipo Navazos #44 La bota de Vino Blanco “Florpower” MMX (Unfortified, 32 months under veil of flor and 8 months in sherry casks) with a sea anemone salad—razor clams, sea cucumber and seaweed. The salinity and the iodine character, either from the wine and the salad complement each other, and the length of both go very long together.” Carles Aymerich, Sommelier at Restaurant El Celler de Can Roca, Spain

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The Sommelier’s Palate – Ulises Barrios, Sommelier from the City of Puebla, México
Ulises Barrios, Sommelier Director at Wine Machine, Puebla México

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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 in all aspects of wine service as well as wine and food matching. The most important work of a sommelier is in the areas of wine procurement, wine storage, wine cellar rotation, and expert service to wine consumers.” Read More >

The Sommelier’s Palate – Giancarlo Marena, Sommelier at Quattro Passi on the Amalfi Coast, Italy
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“Surely Don Alfonso of St. Agata sui Due Golfi (** Michelin) remains one of the best restaurants in the world” Giancarlo Marena, Sommelier at Quattro Passi on the Amalfi Coast, Italy

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