5 12, 2016

MEET THE BARTENDER – Sany Bacsi, Head Bartender Coya

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

In a city that prides itself on being ostentatious, it is sometimes challenging to find authenticity. Sany Bacsi is a refreshingly modest Gentleman with a wealth of knowledge that he is all too happy to share. It is this friendly and eager character that has helped the Hungarian go from strength to strength and like many a great story of Dubai, his success story started at the bottom (and now he is here)! The bar Manager of COYA Dubai, an award winning Latin American Lifestyle restaurant opened nearly 2 years ago on Jumeirah Road in the Four Seasons Hotel, talks to TastedAndRated through his philosophy.

5 12, 2016

MEET THE SOMMELIER – Ian McEvoy, Jumeirah Group Beverage Director

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

Once upon a time, there was an amazing wine bar in Emirates Towers, on the same spot now occupied by Alfie's by Dunhill, that everyone used to love. Its name was The Agency Wine Bar. It was completely different to any of Dubai’s current wine bars. At that time of course, the world was in better shape, but undoubtedly the minds behind this genius concept had a real vision of what a wine bar should be.

24 11, 2016

EVENT- Italian Cuisine World Summit 2016

By | November 24th, 2016|Categories: Events|Tags: |

Event Italian Cuisine World Summit 2016 07-17 November 2016 The 8th edition of the Italian Cuisine World Summit is back in Dubai between the 7th and the 17th of November. The previous tree editions were also hosted in Dubai, while the first 4th edition, between 2009 and 2012 were hosted in Hong Kong. The ICWS is the [...]

15 11, 2016

MEET THE PROFESSIONAL – Demetri Walters, Master of Wine

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

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.

15 11, 2016

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

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

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.

15 11, 2016

MEET THE PROFESSIONAL – Francesco Zonin, Vice President Zonin Wines

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

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!

15 11, 2016

MEET THE PROFESSIONAL – Emmanuel Gantet, Export Manager Lanson Champagne

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

Lanson White Label is a Champagne where 29 grams of sugar are added to the dosage which makes the Champagne sweeter and softer. The idea behind this slick white bottle is to reach the younger consumer, mostly Russian and new world who loves this style. The White Label launch was in a private area of Cove Beach and I cannot deny the fact that all the time there is an event with Champagne, the people around are much happier and relaxed.

1 11, 2016

GUEST REVIEW – Alain H. Lee, Reporting from Australia

By | November 1st, 2016|Categories: Guest Review|Tags: , , , , , |

Alain H Lee is a Professional Wine Consultant from Western Australia and with an impressive background of experiences from around the world. Today Alain is sharing some of his latest wine trips

1 11, 2016

MEET THE SOMMELIER – Aziz Hathout

By | November 1st, 2016|Categories: Meet The Sommelier|Tags: , , , , |

MEET THE SOMMELIER Interview of Aziz Hathout Head Sommelier of Bistrot Bagatelle Monsieur Aziz is the Head Sommelier of Bistrot Bagatelle at the Fairmont, Sheikh Zayed Road. Canadian born Aziz, explained to me a few little secrets about the new products on his wine list. Unfortunately for you, readers, I have decided not to share them. All too [...]

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