sommelier news

Wine

So good it Gewürz

Oft overlooked, Gewürztraminer can make even the most well-trained sommelier come unstuck. News editor Jacopo Mazzeo gathered a panel of experts who found their preconceptions of the variety deliciously overturned.

Wine

Glass acts: finding value reds

Entry-level red wines are the workhorses of any wine list but nailing your offer isn’t easy. Jacopo Mazzeo and a team of somms are here to help you out.

People & Places

Pierre Brunelli on becoming a Master Sommelier

We caught up with recently awarded Master Sommelier Pierre Brunelli to talk blind tasting, studying far from London and how to mentally prepare for the MS programme.

Wine

Dr John Forrest's uncompromising lower-abv wines

The Doctors' range comprises four wines whose lower-abv is achieved through alternative trellising and leaf removal techniques to slow down sugar-building within the berry.

Wine

Christine Parkinson: Sommeliers should take no- and low-alcohol wine more seriously

Former head of wine at Hakkasan Christine Parkinson is urging sommeliers to embrace the no- and low-alcohol trend.

Promotion

The Remy Martin sommelier and patissier challenge: Five worthy winners announced

The #RemySprint competition put some of the country’s top sommelier and pâtissier teams to the test.

Wine

Elena Serban: Matching wine with Swiss cuisine at Heritage restaurant

Elena Serban, head sommelier at recently opened Heritage restaurant, talks putting together a new wine list, Swiss wine and her favourite bottles.

Wine

Sommelier Wine Awards open for entries: Which wines will set the pace in 2020?

You can now enter your wines for the 2020 Sommelier Wine awards.

Wine

Christine Parkinson: Sommeliers should take no- and low-alcohol wine more seriously

Former head of wine at Hakkasan Christine Parkinson is urging sommeliers to embrace the no- and low-alcohol trend.

Promotion

The Remy Martin sommelier and patissier challenge: Five worthy winners announced

The #RemySprint competition put some of the country’s top sommelier and pâtissier teams to the test.

Wine

Elena Serban: Matching wine with Swiss cuisine at Heritage restaurant

Elena Serban, head sommelier at recently opened Heritage restaurant, talks putting together a new wine list, Swiss wine and her favourite bottles.

Wine

Sommelier Wine Awards open for entries: Which wines will set the pace in 2020?

You can now enter your wines for the 2020 Sommelier Wine awards.

Wine

Romain Bourger wins Taittinger UK Sommelier of the Year 2019

The head sommelier from The Vineyard Hotel in Berkshire scooped the coveted title of Taittinger UK Sommelier of the Year 2019 yesterday.

People & Places

Fight the power: Women speak out about career obstacles in the on-trade

As much as we like to think of hospitality as an accessible industry, women still face major obstacles to career progression. We talked to women in the on-trade about their experiences – and how we can do better.

Wine

Romain Bourger wins Taittinger UK Sommelier of the Year 2019

The head sommelier from The Vineyard Hotel in Berkshire scooped the coveted title of Taittinger UK Sommelier of the Year 2019 yesterday.

People & Places

Fight the power: Women speak out about career obstacles in the on-trade

As much as we like to think of hospitality as an accessible industry, women still face major obstacles to career progression. We talked to women in the on-trade about their experiences – and how we can do better.