Sommelier

Abigail Connolly sommelier Birmingham

Flash-grilled: Abigail Connolly

By Joe Lutrario

The only female, fully-certified sommelier in Birmingham, Abigail Connolly runs Arch 13, a wine bar and wine shop in the city's Jewellery Quarter.

Mark Slaney previously worked as head sommellier for Lucknam Park Hotel and recently published a book on wine

Small Talk

Mark Slaney on the Horseshoe, wine and a life in hospitality

By Carina Perkins

Mark Slaney was practically born into the hospitality sector – his parents, grand-parents and great-grand parents were hoteliers. He worked as restaurant manager, head of dining, events manager, head sommelier and consultant before joining the Horseshoe...