MEET THE PROFESSIONAL – Alberto Medici

MEET THE PROFESSIONAL Alberto Medici Co-Owner Medici Ermete Il Lambrusco   On the occasion of the Italian Cuisine World Summit 2016 organized by Rosario Scarpato here in Dubai, I had the honor of interviewing Alberto Medici, of the historic house of Medici Ermete, which produces top of the range Lambrusco. Not only classed top of the range [...]

By | April 13th, 2017|Categories: Meet The Professional|Tags: , , , , , |

MEET THE PROFESSIONAL – Edouard Moueix

MEET THE PROFESSIONAL Edouard Moueix Deputy General Manager of Jean-Pierre Moueix When I launched TastedAndRated I would never have imagined I would have the opportunity to interview Edouard Moueix. So I was so humbled to spend three beautiful days with him, while talking and drinking his beautiful wines from Pomerol, St. Emilion and Napa Valley. Edouard is the [...]

MEET THE PROFESSIONAL – Laura Pedrazzoli Representing Bastianich & Moschioni Wines

MEET THE PROFESSIONAL Laura Pedrazzoli presents: Bastianich & Moschioni Wines from Friuli Venezia Giulia During the 8th edition of the Italian Cuisine World Summit 2016 that took place in Dubai between the 7th and the 17th of November, which coincided with the launch of TastedAndRated, I had the honour to be the Wine Director for the Summit. One [...]

MEET THEE PROFESSIONAL – Yohan Morel, Brand Ambassador Mas de Daumas Gassac

MEET THE PROFESSIONAL YOHAN MOREL BRAND AMBASSADOR MAS de DAUMAS GASSAC It is my firm belief that everything happens for a reason. And indeed on the day of this interview, it is Yohan Morel’s last day at Toko Restaurant, the iconic Asian venue on the Dubai Boulevard. By coincidence, or rather not, our roads connect as we both say arrivederci [...]

By | January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Meet The Professional|Tags: , , , |

MEET THE PROFESSIONAL – Keti Mazzi, Brand Manager Tasca d’Almerita

During the Italian Cuisine World Summit 2016, I had the honor of organizing the Best Kept Secret Wine Dinner. The idea behind this dinner was to display 12 gems of 12 Italian wineries to be presented by 12 of the most influential Sommelier’s in the country. The hot spot location of this amazing dinner was at Social by Heinz Beck restaurant at the Waldorf Astoria, on Palm Jumeirah in Dubai.

MEET THE PROFESSIONAL – Isabel Monteiro, Market Manager Symington Family

Yes, MMI one of the two beverage operators in Dubai celebrating 100 years presence in the market. Many people like myself were totally shocked by the news as we couldn’t believe alcohol was sold back then.

By | December 5th, 2016|Categories: Meet The Professional|Tags: , , , , , |

MEET THE PROFESSIONAL – Giuseppe Mannocchi Poderi dei Colli

MEET THE PROFESSIONAL Giuseppe Mannocchi Poderi dei Colli The life of a sommelier never stops when you are looking for small producers who express at best his territory and what his lands give to him. One of that producer that stand out in one of my latest trip to Italy was Poderi dei Colli, owned by Giuseppe [...]

By | November 20th, 2016|Categories: Meet The Professional|

MEET THE PROFESSIONAL – Demetri Walters, Master of Wine

For 14 years I have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of a Master of wine to grace Dubai with his knowledge. Coincidentally, that day perfectly coincided with my first article for our newly born Wine Blog.

By | November 15th, 2016|Categories: Meet The Professional|Tags: , , |

MEET THE PROFESSIONAL – Rollo Gabb, Managing Director Journey’s End

We meet with Mr. Rollo at the iconic restaurant R Trader, situated in Al Fattan Currency House for lunch. Joining him was Mr. Mark Brough of MMI and as with all the wine tastings, we started ordering food to taste along with his selection of wines. Mr. Rollo comes from an English Family that has produced wines for three generations.

MEET THE PROFESSIONAL – Francesco Zonin, Vice President Zonin Wines

Francesco Zonin hosts Sommliers Themed Lunch where the guests at Zuma were some of the most experienced Sommeliers in Dubai, and those that weren’t were individuals with great knowledge and expertise in the wine world!

By | November 15th, 2016|Categories: Meet The Professional|Tags: , , , , |
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