The Sommelier’s Palate – Matthias Breitsameter, Sommelier at Restaurang 28+, Gothenborg, Sweden
Matthias Breitsameter, Sommelier at Restaurang 28+, Gothenborg,  Sweden

(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 – Helena Andersson, Sommelier at Upper House Dining, Gothenburg, Sweden
The Sommelier’s Palate - Helena Andersson, Sommelier at Upper House Dining, Gothenburg, Sweden

“Beetroot baked in salt, bone marrow, ox and beetroot jus together with “A tribute to Grace”, Grenache, from Santa Barbara Highlands, USA. The perfect combination.” Sommelier Helena Andersson Read More >

The Nordic Sommelier’s Palate – Sören Polonius, Stockholm, Sweden
Our Nordic Sommelier, Sören Polonius

He’s well-travelled, well-seasoned, well-informed, well-mannered, well-groomed and writes really well—the perfect Sommelier and the hot favourite for Sweden’s “Sommelier of the Year” award… Correction, has just been awarded Sommelier of the year, Bravo! Read More >

OXELBLOM – Our Australian ‘Wandering Palate’, Terry Chellappah, finds himself well at home, far away from home, in Stockholm, Sweden
Intimate ambiance of Oxelblom

Stockholm is a magnificent city that I have had the pleasure of visiting several times now. I’m usually there in the long winter, when conditions are icy. Our business interests in Sweden usually dictate that we fly in, jump straight into a meeting, then to a business dinner, off to bed and fly out the next morning. Hardly time to draw breath on the delights of Stockholm.  Read More >

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The Sommelier’s Palate – Andreas Larsson – Sommelier and Wine Director Restaurant PM & Vänner, Sweden
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 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 >