Secrets of the Sommelier -an old trusted companion
A friend in need is a friend indeed. And a real friend indeed is a friend in-deed, one who never ever, ever opens an aged Super Tuscan or a classified growth or a Grand Cru from the slopes ⛰of Côte de Nuits without you 🍷🍷
But amid the lockdown, the most well intentioned of these true 'friends in-deed' are opening those famed bottles themselves, mind you, against their own will. Some are even regrettably posting on IG (@vinchel_b @barry21p) of how they would have loved to share the bottles which are being decanted for hrs 😂 but couldn't.
If you find yourself in need of wine company and are looking for an old trusted companion, then Secrets of the Sommeliers is a true friend indeed.
It won't just open up the bottles 🍾, it will open up the entire enigmatic 🌎 of wine, of Sommeliers, and tastings, and their mad work days and yearnings, of vineyards and stupendous skills of blind tasters to passionate and in some cases obstinate winemakers.
Rajat Parr Master Sommelier, the author and a towering wine figure and @therealjordanmackay take u on the wine journey by sharing their own, one so beautiful and inspiring that if you were sitting on the fence, you would fall headlong. If you were already into wine, then it will kindle the passion and patience to explore how deep that rabbit hole goes.
Over the years, I get regularly asked on what really inspired and started my own wine journey. And as I have reflected on this, two momentous occasions stand out. One our very first tasting of a Tignanello (mind you it was infanticide at how young it was but still delicious) and two our very first wine book, Secrets of the Sommeliers.
A lot of wine books are v informative but so massively dry, they will either kill that little flame 🔥 if you are a lover or make it so incredibly complicated, you would give up any attempt at learning.
Secrets of the Sommelier stands out because it gives just enough to excite curiousty that makes you want to go and explore more. You would also start to accept that like any area of expertise, Sommeliers, especially the coveted Master Sommelier holders are experts, with wine memories so entrenched and so deep, its like wine speaks to them directly.
Wine Scholar, seller of quality wines that reflect the terroir and the passion of the winemaker. Love to share a glass of great wine.