The Sommelier’s Palate – Australian Sommelier, David Clarke Emigrates to Cape Town, South Africa
Sommelier David Clarke - Wandering in the Cape, South Africa

(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 >

Our ‘Wandering’ Sommelier, Karim Boulet, blogs on his recent trip to Thailand and Cambodia
Sommelier Karim Boulet

Sommelier Karim Boulet

Sommelier Karim Boulet, located in Melbourne, Australia two months out of the year, otherwise working and traveling around the globe the rest of the time is sharing his experiences and thoughts in a blog for the Wandering Palate audience; look out for his regular postings. Also click here for more on Karim and his interview on the ‘Sommelier’s Palate’

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The Sommelier’s Palate – On Her Majesty’s Sommelier Service, Please Salute Erik Simonics, Sommelier at Savoy Grill (Gordon Ramsay) London
Erik Simonics, Sommelier at The Savoy Grill - Gordon Ramsay

“My favourite wine bar is The Sampler. Actually, it is a wine shop where you can sample around 50 wines. It is also a great place practice blind tasting.” Erik Simonics, Sommelier at The Savoy Grill

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The Sommelier’s Palate – ‘Going to California’ – Francesco Ferrario, Sommelier at The Lobster Restaurant, Santa Monica, Los Angeles
Francesco Ferrario - Sommelier at The Lobster Restaurant, Santa Monica

The peppery and vegetable character of Loire Cabernet Franc matches wonderfully with Mexican food.“  Francesco Ferrario

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The Sommelier’s Palate – Mark Protheroe, Our Man from Down Under, Head Sommelier of Grossi Restaurant Group, Melbourne, Australia
Mark Protheroe, Head Sommelier of Grossi Restaurant Group, Melbourne

(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 – Franceseco Gabriele – Chewton Glen, England
Franceseco Gabriele - Chewton Glen

(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 – Meet Fabien Lainé from the Faraway Norwegian fjords, our most intrepid Sommelier and incurable ‘wandering’ palate
Sommelier Fabien Lainé - Norway

(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 – Ladies & Gentleman, A Big Welcome to our Man in Colombia, Mauricio Sánchez
Sommelier Mauricio Sánchez, Colombia

(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 Sommeliers Palate – A Big Hand for Oscar Malek, Head Sommelier and Wine Buyer at Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa in Hampshire, South of England
Oscar Malek, Head Sommelier and Wine Buyer at Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa in Hampshire, South of England - Photo By www.matthardyphotography.co.uk

(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 Sommeliers Palate – Judith Cercós Terrés – Head Sommelier at Mandarin Oriental Barcelona and true ‘wandering’ palate
Judith Cercós Terrés, Head Sommelier at Mandarin Oriental Barcelona

“New Zealand is a very interesting region for the grape culture, I find the kiwi wines super interesting and with a great character.” Sommelier Judith Cercós Terrés Read More >