Sunday December 15, 2019

Winning wine sellers part two

In this week’s second instalment of The Sunday Business Post Annual Gold Star Awards 2019, we acknowledge the sommelier of the year, the most impressive supermarket wine outlets and the best importers, among many others

13th January, 2019
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Andrew Keaveney and Harshal Shah of Pembroke Wines, winner, Best Fine Wine Importer of the Year Fergal Phillips

The changing face of the Irish hospitality landscape has reached breakneck speed. In this supersonic world, the old certainties are fading. Sommeliers, once guardians of consistency and gatekeepers of an establishment’s deep-rooted style, have become the Premiership managers of the contemporary Irish scene. They project strong personal images, and bring their philosophy with them to each new venue.

The best sommeliers are snapped up and brought in to boost a championship run, a...

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