sommelier news

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…

People & Places

Matteo Montone: Crafting a winning wine programme at The London Edition hotel

We caught up with London Edition Hotel’s Matteo Montone to capture the secrets to engineering a winning wine programme

Spirits & Cocktails

Monica & David Galetti: How to run a successful restaurant

From staff shortages to the uncertainties of Brexit, the British hospitality industry is facing troubled times.

Wine

Competition time: Best Sommelier UK 2019 open for entries

The UK Sommelier Association is calling all UK-based somms to enter its Best Sommelier UK 2019 competition, offering the lucky winner a cash prize of

Spirits & Cocktails

London Edition Hotel's Matteo Montone awarded GB Young Sommelier of the Year 2019

Matteo Montone was crowned GB Young Sommelier of the Year at the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs awards ceremony hosted Friday at The Dorchester, London.Montone

People & Places

Matteo Montone: Crafting a winning wine programme at The London Edition hotel

We caught up with London Edition Hotel’s Matteo Montone to capture the secrets to engineering a winning wine programme

Spirits & Cocktails

Monica & David Galetti: How to run a successful restaurant

From staff shortages to the uncertainties of Brexit, the British hospitality industry is facing troubled times.

Wine

Competition time: Best Sommelier UK 2019 open for entries

The UK Sommelier Association is calling all UK-based somms to enter its Best Sommelier UK 2019 competition, offering the lucky winner a cash prize of

Spirits & Cocktails

London Edition Hotel's Matteo Montone awarded GB Young Sommelier of the Year 2019

Matteo Montone was crowned GB Young Sommelier of the Year at the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs awards ceremony hosted Friday at The Dorchester, London.Montone

Wine

German Marc Almert awarded ASI's Best Sommelier of the World 2019

Marc Almert, aged 27 from Germany, was crowned Best Sommelier of the World 2019 last Friday in Antwerp by the Association de la Sommellerie Internatio

Wine

Ruinart competition winner Jitka Auermüllerová on the importance of consistent study

Being a sommelier is one of the most challenging and rewarding jobs the hospitality industry has to offer.

Wine

German Marc Almert awarded ASI's Best Sommelier of the World 2019

Marc Almert, aged 27 from Germany, was crowned Best Sommelier of the World 2019 last Friday in Antwerp by the Association de la Sommellerie Internatio

Wine

Ruinart competition winner Jitka Auermüllerová on the importance of consistent study

Being a sommelier is one of the most challenging and rewarding jobs the hospitality industry has to offer.