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Ron Laughton (left) and Michel Chapoutier at Jasper Hill Vineyard Ron & Elva Laughton, JASPER HILL and Michel & Corinne Chapoutier, M. CHAPOUTIER -- Two Hemispheres and Personalities Conjoined by an Obsession for Soils, Natural Winemaking, Friendship and Adventure Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate presents Ron Laughton and Michel Chapoutier--two avant-garde winemakers, charismatic individuals and innovative leaders in organic and biodynamic philosophy. Ron and Michel will host two very special Matter ... read more >
Cartoon by George Grainger Aldridge It's Summer in the UK and the tasting season is in full swing, with all its peculiarities observes our London correspondent, Alistair Scott ... read more >
Julien HAIE, Sommelier at Winter Garden, The Landmark Hotel, Marylebone Road, London (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 Fasan, Head Sommelier and wine buyer at La Petite Maison, London "Morey Saint Denis ‘Clos des Montluisants’ 2001 Ponsot (such unique wine made from Aligote) and Salmon sushi, an incredible pairing!" Sommelier Andrea Fasan ... read more >
The Qualty Chop House dining room Admittedly, arriving at the ‘Wandering Palate Restaurant of the Year’ is essentially informed subjectivism; there is no avoiding the emotional and mental reactions of the individual; you will simply have to trust my palate and meta-ethics. ... read more >
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Marc Piquet, Sommelier at The Greenhouse restaurant, Mayfair Do you have a favourite wine bar? “28/50, always a great selection” Sommelier Marc Piquet ... read more >
Jose Gonzalez Godoy, Sommelier at Ametsa with Arzak Instruction, London “Sherries without a doubt are the best price/quality wines in the world. We can buy an amazing Amontillado over 30 years old in Jerez or Sanlucar for 30€.” Jose Gonzalez Godoy, Sommelier at Ametsa with Arzak Instruction, London ... read more >
Julia “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 >
Sara Bachiorri, Sommelier at Chez Bruce Restaurant,London "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 >