David Lawler - Sommelier and Beverage Director at Rockpool 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 ... read more >
Andreas Larsson - Sommelier-Wine Director Restaurant PM & Vänner (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 >
Andrea Briccarello - Sommelier for Galvin Restaurants Group (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 Bathers Pavilion, Balmoral Beach Sommelier Sean Boyle - Must be hard working with that sort of view   (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 >
Adare Manor in County Limerick 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 ... read more >
Stephanie 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 ... read more >
Alex Calabro - seconf from the right, with Giuseppe Mazzocolin, (middle) proprietor-winemaker of the legendary Chianti estate, Fattoria Felsina (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 >
Tay Junyang, Zachary, Singapore (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 >
Michael Bacash - Photo by Dean Cambray http://deancambray.com.au/ 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 ... read more >
Sommelier's Palate - Indra Kumar - Buyan Russian Restaurant & Caviar Bar   (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 >