"I was back home in Melbourne, Australia recently and dined at Cumulus Up which is the wine bar above Cumulus restaurant. Unpretentious knowledgeable service and perfectly executed food that were great pairings to what we were drinking. I love the food and wine scene in Melbourne."  Sommelier Chris McPherson ... read more >
“I just discovered the wines from Ariana Occhipinti, in Sicily. I tasted the SP68 and il Frappato… I can drink her wines every day.” Sommelier Julia Oudill, France ... read more >
“I am in to new world Viognier. Floral and perfume aroma make it a great relaxing wine after a long day work. My recent favorite Viognier wines include: Darioush Signature Viognier, Jaffurs Viognier, and Cold Heaven Viognier.”  Sommelier Alice Hama ... read more >
“Sherry is always a favourite at home, current pick is Valdespino Tio Diego Amontillado. The perfect complement for most of my late night takeout from the local hawker centre.”                               Sommelier Rajeshwaran Gopal ... read more >
(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 >
I’m a huge fan of Rhône varietals so I love to find different expressions throughout the world.  One of my favourite wines to have guests try in the restaurant is a 2006 Syrah by Abadia Retuerta out of Sardón de Duero. Wes Guild, Sommelier & General Manager, Cut by Wolfgang Puck, Singapore ... read more >
"This August, I visited Central Otago and it is for sure one of the most beautiful regions I have ever seen. The mountains, lakes, scenery but, also the people, genuine fantastic hospitality." Michael Engelmann Head Sommelier Rockpool Bar & Grill, Sydney ... read more >
(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 >
“Le Pré Catelan in Paris, impeccable service and a wine list overlooked by one of the Best Sommeliers in the World, Olivier Poussier.” Sommelier Yann Hangouet ... read more >
"Their white, Le Blanc de Casot, delivered in the glass the same fragrance of the sea breeze and wild herbs I smelt along the way up and back. It was mind blowing." Sommelier Sara Bachiorri, Chez Bruce Restaurant, London ... read more >