The Sommelier’s Palate – Sean Boyle, The Bathers Pavilion, Balmoral Beach, Australia

 

(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 >

All my friends are getting married…

With a good friend of mine getting married this August, a press release from The Leading Hotels of the World on exclusive wedding destination hotels is inspiration for posting this piece, and what could be better than having an entire Leading Hotel completely to yourselves for this once-in-a-lifetime occasion?  Here are just a few outstanding properties that can be engaged for the exclusive use of your wedding party and guests, assuring that this most special event will be exceptional, unique and unforgettable. Read More >

Sommeliers Palate – Stéphanie Rigourd

(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 – Alex Calabro

(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 – Tay Junyang, Zachary

(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 >

Reflecting on Best Meals and Restaurant in the Year of the Rabbit – Part I

Yes I know, we are a good four months into the year of the Dragon, and I should probably have wrote of these gastronomic experiences well before now however, the tarry has purpose; sometimes one needs time to linger on such mental wanderings and intoxications, composting the culinary pleasures and fletcherizing memories that have flooded the Dopamine receptors, cogitating on this, delving deep into the adrenal medulla to arrive at a precedence of dining ecstasy. Read More >

The Sommelier’s Palate – Indra Kumar

 

(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? Read More >

Flavours Abound at the Flinders Hotel

In the middle of autumn there is nothing better than venturing down to the Mornington Peninsula for the weekend. Read More >

The Sommelier’s Palate – Ned Goodwin MW

Born in London, raised in Australia and educated in Tokyo and Paris, Ned Goodwin is the archetypical ‘Wandering’ sommelier; an intrepid wine obsessed sommelier that has worked at acclaimed wine institutions such Veritas restaurant, New York, Les Juveniles in Paris, Michael’s in Los Angeles, and is currently the wine curator for Luke Mangan’s Salt & World Wine Bar in Tokyo, among many other projects with a CV that makes us other sommelier/consultants look lazy. But most relevant of all, above and beyond all the formal qualifications one can seek as a sommelier, Goodwin passed his Master of Wine exam in 2010 and now a wine Jedi in the realms of Obi-Wan. Read More >

The Sommelier’s Palate – Christophe Brunet

To launch the ‘Sommelier’s Palate’, the very first to be featured and quintessential sommelier is Christophe Brunet, French born but living in Spain for over 15 years now. Apart from being a legendary, veteran sommelier, it is most pertinent that Brunet represents the evolution of a career sommelier; from restaurants to the wine trade and now a Wine Ambassador for Primum Familiae Vini representing some of the most famous vineyards in the world and subsequently perennially travelling and interacting with sommeliers all over the planet. Read More >