International Sommelier Day 3 June

Dear friends and colleagues, You are hereby invited to take part in a toast to pay homage to sommeliers across the world, the date is: Wednesday June 3rd  International Sommelier Day was established in Mexico in 2013 by a group of enthusiastic sommeliers to celebrate...

Profile of members – Irish Guild of Sommeliers

Anke Hartmann Irish Guild of Sommeliers Member “Anke is originally from Germany, she caught the wine bug whilst training as a chef in Germany at the end of the ’90s. In 2002 she took the chance to train as a Sommelier in Chewton Glen one of the ultimate...

Exsto Cognac Elixir

EXSTO Cognac Elixir   New Cognac, EXSTO, which Irish Guild of Sommeliers President Julie Dupouy Young  helped to create by being in charge of the taste development. EXSTO Cognac Elixir launched in Singapore a year ago, has been awarded a Master Medal by the Spirit...

Rory Conniffe Member Irish Guild of Sommeliers Profile

Rory Conniffe is a Sommelier living in Belfast and working in the north of Iceland. Following graduation from Trinity College Dublin, he was first bitten by the wine bug in 2012 working at a fine dining steakhouse in Chicago. Despite returning to a Masters and...