The Sommelier’s Palate – Amanda Bulgin, Sommelier at Restaurant focus, Park Hotel Vitznau, Switzerland
Amanda Bulgin, Sommelier at Restaurant focus, Park Hotel Vitznau

(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 – Our Sommelier at the Four Seasons Hotel in Geneva, Yann Hangouet
Sommelier Yann Hangouet

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 >