Mâitre Sommelier Jean-Michel Deluc, Paris, France  (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 >
Ian Burrows, Wine Director & Lead Sommelier at Atelier Crenn, San Francisco (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 >
Mike K - wine bottle line up I guess many readers have some form of wine group. Be it the single bottle club (SBC) or the ubiquitous Beef and Burgundy Club (BBC), wine groups abound whenever passionate wine lovers gather. ... read more >
Amanda Bulgin, Sommelier at Restaurant focus, Park Hotel Vitznau (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 >
Sommelier Diego Meraviglia What’s your latest wine discovery – new region, variety or style? "Generally I am beginning to appreciate and discover the wines of the Hunter Valley in Australia." Sommelier Diego Meraviglia ... read more >
Matthias Breitsameter, Sommelier at Restaurang 28+, Gothenborg,  Sweden (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 >
Tahiirah Habibi Allen, Sommelier at Michael’s Genuine Food and Drink, Miami, Florida (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 >
Helen Masters - Photo courtesy of Peter Monk If food and wine are made to be enjoyed together, then so are winemaker Helen Masters and food supremo Ruth Pretty. ... read more >
Mike K - Napa Inglenook bottle Our Shanghai correspondent, Michael Knuppel, goes 'wandering' in the Napa Valley, California and visits the legendary Inglenook  “Heritage is everything. If you have heritage and respect it, it is an endless source of inspiration.” –Francis Ford Coppola ... read more >
Raul Vega Velasco, Consultant Sommelier in Mexico City (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 >