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Alvaro Marcos Garcia
Wine Buyer, Home House Private Club London
Arnaud Goubet
Head Sommelier at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Oxfordshire
Costanzo Scala
Group Wine Buyer and Head Sommelier at the Benares Restaurant, London
Emily O’Hare
Head Sommelier at the River Café, London
Frederic Grappe
International Sommelier, Importer and biodynamic wine specialist Dynamic Vines, London
Gino Nardella MS
Master Sommelier and Head Sommelier at The Stafford Hotel, London
Giuseppe De Wilde
Manager of the Bluebird Restaurant & Bar, London
Greg Lawniczak
Sommelier at HUSH, London
Igor Sotric
Head Sommelier and Wine Buyer at China Tang in The Dorchester, London
Louise Gordon
Head Sommelier at the Westbury Mayfair Hotel, London
Marc-Andra Levy
Head Sommelier at Murano (Angela Hartnett), London
Richard Weiss
Owner/Manager and Wine Buyer at Brasserie St Jacques, London
Robert Giorgione
Sommelier, Wine Consultant, Taster, Writer, Blogger
Robert Tozser
Head Sommelier at Butler's Wharf Chop House
Roberto Della Pietra
Co-Owner and Wine Buyer at the Gauthier Soho, London
Ronan Sayburn MS
Wine Director at the Hotel du Vin
Troy Sutton
Sommelier at the Nahm Restaurant in the Halkin, London

Our Sommeliers

Frederic Grappe

Having trained with Philippe Faure-Brac (Best Sommelier in the World 1992) in Paris, Frederic moved to London in 1996 where he opened Quo Vadis with Marco Pierre White and managed 1600 wines, which was the largest New World wine-list in Europe at the time. In 1999 he opened Roussillon and was its Head Sommelier & Restaurant Manager, and later moved to Michelin-starred Orrery, and now runs his own specialist biodynamic wine company.

He says, “a great food-wine is one that has structure. Its fruit, minerality and taste must be balanced with fresh acidity to accompany the meal rather than to take over the meal. Elegance, rather than power, is the key.”