The Sommelier’s Palate – Jacqueline Lewis, Sommelier at Mr Wong, Sydney
The Sommelier’s Palate - Jacqueline Lewis, Sommelier at Mr Wong, Sydney

“My favorite restaurant would have to be Cicciolina in Melbourne. It is 20 years old, staff stay there forever and the menu rarely changes. The food is consistently fantastic, ambience great, service outstanding and they make a kick ass martini in the back bar!” Jacqueline Lewis, Sommelier at Mr Wong, Sydney

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THE BEST OF BURGUNDY COMES TO SYDNEY – March 25 to 27
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The inaugural Sydney Burgundy Celebration, on March 25to March 27, will bring the very best of Burgundian wines and producers to the city, hosted by some of Australia’s most respected sommeliers and restaurants. Read More >

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

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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 >

Sommeliers Australia 2013 Gala Dinner at Quay, Sydney
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Sommeliers Australia www.sommeliers.com.au

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Littorai & Burn Cottage Pinot Noir Dinners in Melbourne and Sydney
Marquis Sauvage (left) and Ted Lemon

Littorai & Burn Cottage Pinot Noir Dinner with Ted Lemon & Marquis Sauvage, at Oscillate Wildly (275 Australia Street, Newtown, Sydney) Monday, February 04, 7pm - $225 per person  Click here to book

A Littorai & Burn Cottage Pinot Noir Dinner with Ted Lemon & Marquis Sauvage at Brooks (basement 115 – 117 Collins St, Melbourne) Tuesday, February 05, 7pm – $225 per person

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The Sommelier’s Palate – Sam Christie, Longrain (Sydney & Melbourne) and The Apollo
Sam Christie

(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 – Nick Hildebrandt – Bentley Restaurant & Bar Sydney Australia
Nick Hildebrandt, Bentley Restaurant & Bar

 

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