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Galvin Restaurants appoints new head sommelier

By Emma Eversham , 18-Sep-2009

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Andrea Briccarello, former group sommelier and wine buyer for Richard Corrigan's restaurants, becomes head sommelier and wine buyer at Galvin Restaurants

Andrea Briccarello will oversee the wine lists at Galvin Restaurants

Andrea Briccarello will oversee the wine lists at Galvin Restaurants

Galvin Restaurants has appointed the award-winning Andrea Briccarello head sommelier and wine buyer ahead of the opening of its new businesses Galvin La Chapelle and Galvin Café de Luxe this autumn.

 

The Italian-born chef, who was named Sommelier of the Year at this year's Taste of London festival, will oversee the wine lists at the new restaurants as well as Galvin Bistrot de Luxe.

 

Previously group sommelier and wine buyer for Corrigan's Mayfair, Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill, and Lindsay House, Briccarello has also worked at Umu and the Connaught Hotel Grill room.

 

He said: "Galvin Restaurants has a great reputation for the affordability and quality of its wine lists that I look forward to building on, particularly with our exciting relationship with Paul Jaboulet Aine that will soon be seen at Galvin La Chapelle and Galvin Café de Luxe."

 

Chef patron, Chris Galvin said: "Andrea has years of experience working at the very highest levels of the restaurant industry, which will truly benefit our customers. He is extremely personable and we are all very much looking forward to working with him."

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