MEET THE PROFESSIONAL – Demetri Walters, Master of Wine

By |2017-02-01T17:04:16+04:00November 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.

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

By |2017-02-01T17:25:08+04:00November 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.

MEET THE PROFESSIONAL – Francesco Zonin, Vice President Zonin Wines

By |2017-02-05T09:26:23+04:00November 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!

MEET THE PROFESSIONAL – Emmanuel Gantet, Export Manager Lanson Champagne

By |2017-12-27T12:34:22+04:00November 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.

GUEST REVIEW – Alain H. Lee, Reporting from Australia

By |2017-02-02T07:59:21+04:00November 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


By |2017-02-12T07:06:04+04:00November 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 [...]

TRAVEL – Garth Beer Around Milan (Part I)

By |2017-02-02T08:30:47+04:00November 1st, 2016|Categories: Travel|Tags: , , , |

Italy is by far my favourite European country, so much so that I have started to look for a retirement goal home there, unfortunately the options are endless and I am no closer to retirement than when I started my search and considering I am only 34 Years old I believe I still have some time to go!

MEET THE PROFESSIONAL – Antoine Rolland-Billecart, Billecart-Salmon Champagne

By |2017-02-02T08:08:57+04:00November 1st, 2016|Categories: Meet The Professional|Tags: , , , , |

We all love Champagne and sure we all have our favorites, however, there is one brand that everyone likes and so do I. I have been using their Brut Reserve by the glass since 14 years ago when I start to have my own wine list, up until my last project. Today I finally met one of the two brothers that manage the House, firstly, Mr. Antoine Roland-Billecart ...

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