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Sommelier Consultant :: Qualifications & Press

From 2007 to present, Judge for Sake Category, IWSC (Internal Wine and Spirits Competition)

From 2010 to present, Judge, Decanter Wine Awards
 
Since September 2005 Sumosan Restaurant, Head Wine & Sake Sommelier
  • Responsible for selecting wines & sakes for one of the most prestigious Japanese restaurants in London as well as staff trainings, sales, stock control and negotiation  with all drink suppliers.            
From 05/04 to 08/07 Co-founder of Isaké UK
  • This was the first company in the U.K. who introduced high quality sakes to the domestic market.
  • Co-founder with outstanding experience in export, import and logistic. 
  • Responsible for lectures, tasting and education on Premium Japanese sakes to existing and potential customers.
From 15/06/01 to 10/04 Sales Associate at Selfridges Wines & Spirits Dpt, Oxford Street
  • Sommelier and advisor to the renowned Department Store 
  • Responsible for staff training, customers care and customers wine-club.
From 05/99 to 05/01 Manager in a retail wine shop, Nicolas UK Ltd
  • Manager of the Muswell Hill branch which was the third biggest branch within the group at the time.
  • Responsible for daily shop management, organising regular wine-tasting, book keeping, stock purchasing and staff training.
From 12/96 to 02/99 Wine Department Manager at Metro-Caen.
    • Purchasing Wines and Champagne
    • Responsible for establishing cost control and sales target.
    • Adviser and sales manager to various customers -restaurants, hotels, bars, night-clubs and specialist wine merchants.
    • Staff training
1996 Cellar Manager, Château d’Uzes
Responsible for the brand creation of this unique attractor for one of the most popular touristic destinations in South of  France; sales management.
1995 Sommelier, at “Le Gavroche”, London

Responsible of a floor section in advising customers for the choice of fines wines, spirits and cigars.

1994 Sales Representative at the Société des Grands Vins de Bourgogne, Nuits-Saint-Georges.

Selling and management of fine Burgundy wines.

1994 Sommelier at “Le Grand Bleu” and “L’Hostellerie de Levernois”, Beaune
 EDUCATION
 
 2006 Certified Sommelier diplomas from the Court of Master Sommeliers Worldwide
 
1993 C.A.P de Sommelier, Ecole de Tain l’Hermitage
Wine waiter training course. Oenology, Tasting tuition, wine geography
 
This training include professional experience
- Wine growing and Oenology training course at the Viticulture School in Beaune
- Vinification Training course at Domaine de Malaigue, Blauzac
- Sommelier Training at “Hostellerie de la Poularde”, Montrond –les-Bains
- Vinification Training course “Domaine la Negociale”, Mercurol
                                     
1992 B.E.P de Restauration, Ecole de Saint-Chely-d’Apcher. Catering course



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