sommelier news

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

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.

People & Places

Au revoir Gerard Basset – hundreds turn out in tribute

Members of the wine trade, educators, journalists, friends and dozens of sommeliers gathered to pay their final respects to Gerard Basset MS MW MSc, MBA OBE.

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.

People & Places

Au revoir Gerard Basset – hundreds turn out in tribute

Members of the wine trade, educators, journalists, friends and dozens of sommeliers gathered to pay their final respects to Gerard Basset MS MW MSc, MBA OBE.

Wine

The Ritz's Matteo Furlan conquers Best UK Sommelier competition

After a long day of trying tests, The Ritz's Matteo Furlan was awarded the coveted title of Best Sommelier UK.

Wine

The only way is ethics: Matching vegan food & wine

How do you match vegan cuisine with wine? Kate Malczewski joins a team of somms to #eattherainbow…

Wine

The Ritz's Matteo Furlan conquers Best UK Sommelier competition

After a long day of trying tests, The Ritz's Matteo Furlan was awarded the coveted title of Best Sommelier UK.

Wine

The only way is ethics: Matching vegan food & wine

How do you match vegan cuisine with wine? Kate Malczewski joins a team of somms to #eattherainbow…