The Sommelier’s Palate – Amit Chavan, Hakkasan Doha at The St. Regis Resort, Doha
Amit Chavan, Sommelier at Hakkasan Doha at The St. Regis Resort, Doha

(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 >

Martin Charlebois

(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 – Tim Veys, Sommelier Conseil, Belgium
The Sommelier’s Palate - Tim Veys, Sommelier Conseil, Belgium

(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 – Julien HAIE, Sommelier at Winter Garden, The Landmark Hotel, Marylebone Road, London
Julien HAIE, Sommelier at Winter Garden, The Landmark Hotel, Marylebone Road, London

(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.”

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The Sommelier’s Palate – Andrea Fasan, Head Sommelier and wine buyer at La Petite Maison, London
Andrea Fasan, Head Sommelier and wine buyer at La Petite Maison, London

Morey Saint Denis ‘Clos des Montluisants’ 2001 Ponsot (such unique wine made from Aligote) and Salmon sushi, an incredible pairing!” Sommelier Andrea Fasan Read More >

The Sommelier’s Palate – Alexander Koblinger MS, Sommelier at Restaurant Hotel Obauer in Werfen, Austria
The Sommelier’s Palate - Alexander Koblinger MS, Sommelier at Restaurant Hotel Obauer in Werfen, Austria

“Agrapart Les 7 Crus Champagne: a perfect crisp, clean champagne with extremely long aftertaste, crisp fruit character and a very elegant mousseux. It offers great value for money.” Master Sommelier Alexander Koblinger Read More >

The Sommelier’s Palate – Fabien Duboueix CSW CSS – Sommelier at Joël Robuchon Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore
Fabien Duboueix CSW CSS - Sommelier at Joël Robuchon Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore

(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 100th The Sommelier’s Palate – Isabelle Brunet, Sommelier & Wine-Buyer at Monvinic, Barcelona
Sommelier Isabelle Brunet,

Sommelier Isabelle Brunet is our 100th Sommelier’s Palate interview, which is most fitting as she is the sister of Christophe Brunet, the first Sommelier featured to launch this column. Isabelle is a highly respected Sommelier at the top of her game having spent the last 10 years at the legendary Monvinic wine bar in Barcelona as Sommelier and Wine Buyer and has just been nominated in the “Premios Nacionales de Gastronomia” in the category  ’Mejor Sumiller’. She recently left Monvinic to embark on an exciting new project of her on.

The Sommelier’s Palate continues to grow in popularity and many readers have commented on how valuable the restaurant and wine bar recommendations are, as well as the excellent wine insights. So, onwards and forwards…to our next target 200 Sommelier’s Palate. Read More >

The Sommelier’s Palate – Kara Maisano, Sommelier at Masani Italian Dining & Terrace, Melbourne, Australia
Kara Maisano, Sommelier at Masani Italian Dining & Terrace, Melbourne, Australia

The Yalumba ‘Virgilius’ Viognier from Eden Valley is very luscious and layered in the autumn.Sommelier Kara Maisano Read More >

The Sommelier’s Palate – Mâitre Sommelier Jean-Michel Deluc, Paris, France
Mâitre Sommelier Jean-Michel Deluc, Paris, France

 (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 >