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 >
Melbourne based food writer Rita Erlich, and Australian winemaker, Alex White, are conducting a comprehensive and fully-guided gourmet tour of Portugal. With decades of industry knowledge, expertise and travel experience, and an extraordinary itinerary of which they have gone to exhaustive detail in their brochure, this is unquestionably the best way to see Portugal if you are a gourmet and wise enough to leave all the hard work and research up to the experts – all you have to do is turn up and have a great time and experience of a lifetime.