"You can’t replicate the ambiance of a wine bar at home. It’s where you catch up with friends and have a drink … I think we’ll be ok" .COVID-19 has been devastating for wine bars in NYC, but sommelier & wine director Caleb Ganzer is determined to look on the bright side.
As the UK enters its third national lockdown, we caught up with Montone to talk about his strategy to achieve the MS title, balancing studies and parenting and the importance of the sommelier profession in the post-pandemic world.
"If you cannot captain a table - read the guests, build a relationship, guide them through the menu, make thoughtful suggestions to enhance what they are interested in - you have no business of trying to sell wine to them." - Mia Van de Water, Master Sommelier
As the mighty Eel River winds throughout Humboldt County in Northern California, it experiences the nuances of microclimates from the mountains to the coast. Pockets of warmth, steep ridges, rocky slopes, cool valleys, and coastal fog provide unique vineyard areas to produce an array of Pinot Noir styles.