Sommelier

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Flash-grilled: Raul Diaz

By James McAllister

Sommelier Raul Diaz, whose new book Wine & Recipes was published last year, on his favourite food and drink pairing, why steak can be overrated, and being an amateur musician.

How I Got Here with sommelier and Bubbledogs co-founder Sandia Chang

How I Got Here: Sandia Chang

By James McAllister

The sommelier and Bubbledogs co-founder reflects on her career to date, what motives her, and what advice she would give to those looking to make it in the business.

Kitchen Table to takeover Bubbledogs space

Kitchen Table to takeover Bubbledogs space

By Joe Lutrario

James Knappett and Sandia Chang’s diminutive Fitzrovia fine dining restaurant Kitchen Table is to expand into the space that was previously home to their Champagne and hot dog concept Bubbledogs.

Gérard Basset Travel Bursary winner announced

Gérard Basset Travel Bursary winner announced

By Joe Lutrario

L’Enclume sommelier Lise Donier-Meroz has won the inaugural Gérard Basset Travel Bursary, a competition launched late last year to celebrate the memory of the highly respected sommelier and restaurateur.

Former River Café sommelier Katie Exton opened relaxed fine-dining restaurant Lorne with chef Peter Hall in London back in 2017

Flash-grilled: Katie Exton

By Joe Lutrario

Former River Café sommelier Katie Exton opened relaxed fine-dining restaurant Lorne with chef Peter Hall in London back in 2017.

Maciej Lyko Polish Sommelier of the Year Launceston Place

How I Got Here: Maciej Lyko

By Joe Lutrario

The head sommelier at Kensington's Launceston Place was recently awarded first place in The International Sommelier Association’s Best Polish Sommelier Competition 2019.

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