A completely new Californian wine scene has emerged over the last decade and offers today some exciting, characterful and more palatable wines. Here is just an example of how and what we could potentially taste together and enjoy!Please get in touch and enquire about this tasting in order to design the perfect experience according to the special occasion you want to celebrate and your budget.1- Roussanne 'Bien Nacido', Holus Bolus, Santa Maria Valley2- Viognier 'Le Bon Climat 'The Second Coming', Santa Barbara3- Chardonnay, Spell, Russian River Valley4- Pinot Noir 'Estate', Presqu'ile, Santa Barbara5- Pinot Noir 'Westside of the Cradle', Clendenen Family Vineyards, Santa Barbara6- Syrah, Joy Fantastic, Santa Rita Hills,7- Cabernet Sauvignon, Tyler, Santa Ynez
My name is Romain, wine buyer, sommelier and wine entertainer in London and America for the last 15 years. I have successively been promoted as Head Sommelier for celebrity chefs such as Martin Blunos (Lygon Arms), the Roux Brothers (Sofitel London) and Marcus Wareing (The Savoy). From 2013 I became the wine director for Chiltern Firehouse in Marylebone where I have put together an exclusive and eclectic wine list for the most discerning and valued guests. Meanwhile I was also looking after the wine programmes for Chiltern Firehouse’s sister hotels and restaurants in America such as Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles or Sunset Beach in The Hamptons. Along these years I only had one rule: To make my guests feel at home while bringing them on a fun discovery wine journey. In order to do so and create memorable experiences, I love to revisit the classics, show some iconic wine labels, understand the new trends, explore unknown wine regions and search for the next big thing.