The Sommelier’s Palate – Christopher Leo, Sommelier at Pizzeria Mozza, Los Angeles
Christopher Leo, Sommelier at Pizzeria Mozza

(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 – Samuel Davies, Regional Sommelier for zuma Hong Kong, Bangkok and ROKA Hong Kong
Samuel Davies, Regional Sommelier for zuma Hong Kong, Bangkok and ROKA Hong Kong

Pattes-Loup Chablis: Thomas Pico is the winemaker, young and energetic, his wines have always over delivered. I think he produces Chablis for Sommeliers to drink” Samuel Davies, Regional Sommelier for zuma Hong Kong, Bangkok and ROKA Hong Kong

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The Sommelier’s Palate – Michael Engelmann, Head Sommelier at the legendary Rockpool Bar & Grill, Sydney
The Sommelier’s Palate - Michael Engelmann, Head Sommelier at Rockpool Bar & Grill, Sydney

“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

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The Sommelier’s Palate – Miguel Cruz Liljegren, born in Sweden, ‘Wandering’ in the Maldives – sharing with us new world discoveries with old world inspirations, the essence of a Sommelier’s Palate
Head Sommelier at NIYAMA by Per AQQUM, Maldives.

(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 – Inspiration from Sydney Sommelier, Lara Caraturo
Sydney Sommelier Lara Caraturo

 (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 >

Our ‘Wandering’ Sommelier, Karim Boulet, blogs on his recent trip to Thailand and Cambodia
Sommelier Karim Boulet

Sommelier Karim Boulet

Sommelier Karim Boulet, located in Melbourne, Australia two months out of the year, otherwise working and traveling around the globe the rest of the time is sharing his experiences and thoughts in a blog for the Wandering Palate audience; look out for his regular postings. Also click here for more on Karim and his interview on the ‘Sommelier’s Palate’

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The Sommelier’s Palate – On Her Majesty’s Sommelier Service, Please Salute Erik Simonics, Sommelier at Savoy Grill (Gordon Ramsay) London
Erik Simonics, Sommelier at The Savoy Grill - Gordon Ramsay

“My favourite wine bar is The Sampler. Actually, it is a wine shop where you can sample around 50 wines. It is also a great place practice blind tasting.” Erik Simonics, Sommelier at The Savoy Grill

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The Sommelier’s Palate – ‘Going to California’ – Francesco Ferrario, Sommelier at The Lobster Restaurant, Santa Monica, Los Angeles
Francesco Ferrario - Sommelier at The Lobster Restaurant, Santa Monica

The peppery and vegetable character of Loire Cabernet Franc matches wonderfully with Mexican food.“  Francesco Ferrario

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The Sommelier’s Palate – Mark Protheroe, Our Man from Down Under, Head Sommelier of Grossi Restaurant Group, Melbourne, Australia
Mark Protheroe, Head Sommelier of Grossi Restaurant 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 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 – Franceseco Gabriele – Chewton Glen, England
Franceseco Gabriele - Chewton Glen

(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 >