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The Travelling Sommelier

The Travelling Sommelier

Robert Giorgione

Self employed wine specialist and award-winning sommelier; Robert’s credentials include 12 years as a top-flight London sommelier, doing time at Orrery, Oxo Tower, La Tante Claire and Fifth Floor at Harvey Nichols. His current business interests include: travel, photography, consultancy, tasting, reviewing, writing, ecommerce and social media. A member of the Court of Master Sommeliers he has successfully achieved the qualification to Advanced Level and he regularly serves on tasting and judging panels for DWWA, IWSC, Decanter and Imbibe magazines, alongside other prestigious accolades, including the 2010 Drinking Out Excellence Awards. Robert has two books in the pipeline – one about New Zealand, and a non-fiction about food and wine. His personal blog is http://robertfoodwinetravel.blogspot.com and his website wll be launching in later in 2010 www.robertgiorgione.com

The Travelling Sommelier

Cloudy Bay Chef's Table

06-10-2010 | Category: Matching Wines New Zealand Venues

It has now been twenty five years since a wine was first released under the Cloudy Bay label. In fact, wine lovers around the World are still riding on the crest of the wave, which was created back then and New Zealand wines, in particular the Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc are doing as well as ever. This wine and indeed the brand have achieved iconic status. So being a passionate enthusiast of all things Kiwi... » More

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Website launch

01-10-2010 | Category: People Business Service News

Monday September 27th 2010 will personally go down as being a memorable day. Not only was I celebrating the first anniversary of creating my wine consultancy, but also it marked the day of me unleashing my new website onto the World. I sincerely hope you enjoy it. » More

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Guess where?

27-07-2010 | Category: Wines

Another lovely photo encapsulating my vinous travels... » More

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Guess where?

09-07-2010 | Category: Wines

As it's a Friday, this is a wonderful picture of vinous escapism, which will transport you to somewhere delightful for the weekend. The epicurean odyssey continues... » More

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Guess where?

26-06-2010 | Category: Competitions

Last month I posted quite an easy photo for you to guess. Here's one which may be a bit more tricky. » More

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Chateau Leoville Barton vertical tasting and dinner with Anthony Barton

09-06-2010 | Category: Cabernet Sauvignon Red only Bordeaux

Phew!! What an extremely busy month May was for me this year. Not only did I celebrate my 40th birthday, but also I was involved in many vinous and epicurean shenanigans and activities. Hence, a sincere apology for my belated blog post. They have now been stacking up and my output has been reduced to around one or two a week. I've also started tweeting too! Hmmm...exciting stuff ahead. » More

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Alexis Gauthier emigrates from Pimlico to Soho

31-05-2010 | Category: People Service News Venues

As we speak, I may be jaunting around Vienna, enjoying the Austrian capital's epicurean delights and vinous frivolities, yet by the power of the internet I still have time to blog and tweet. Coincidentally, Roberto della Pietra and I share exactly the same birthdays. Last week we reached the age at which life is supposed to begin! » More

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Guess where?

24-05-2010

To celebrate my 40th birthday I am posting a photograph I took of one of my favourite locations. Please try and guess where it is. » More

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Real Wine, Slow Food and erupting volcanoes

11-05-2010 | Category: Opinions People Wines Business Tastings France Italy

You know when you are waiting for a bus and you seem to be waiting for ages and then three come along all at once? I had one of those experiences recently,at trio of wine tastings » More

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Biodynamic wines and a masterclass by a true maestro

07-05-2010 | Category: Opinions People Chenin Blanc Tastings France

A lot of people say that you never forget where you were at the time JFK was shot or when Elvis died. In addition, you always never forget the first bottle of wine you bought. » More

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