Sommelier Episodes

Dec. 22, 2020

Ep. 41. / Red Wine Pairings & Living with a Sommelier / Wine Pairing Special Part 2.

After getting through only half of our Christmas wine list in the first part of the podcast with Sebastian, we've decided to cover the red wines in this second part. You'll get an idea of what to pair with a lighter red wine like a Lemberger, and how doe...

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Dec. 20, 2020

Ep. 40. / Wine Pairing Special with Sebastian Giraldo / Wine Pairing Special Part 1.

The (first) universal Lockdown-Christmas is coming soon. Therefore, not only tasty and professional restaurant dinners are out of the question now, but some isolated souls (including me) left to cook their first Christmas without true chefs this year. To...

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Dec. 4, 2020

Ep. 37. / Interview with Hungary's first Master Sommelier: Tamás Czinki!

The first Master Sommelier with a Hungarian passport! And my little home country owes this pride to Tamás Czinki, who certainly made history this autumn after 5 years of preparation. In this episode, you can hear Tamás talking about the assiduous road to...

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Nov. 13, 2020

Ep. 35. / Biodynamics & Honest Wines with Romana Echensperger MW

What a great honor to have wine writer, excellent sommelier and Master of Wine: Romana Echensperger on the show. Romana has recently published a world-class book ("Von der Freiheit den richtigen Wein zu machen" - available only in German so far) that giv...

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May 8, 2020

Ep. 19. / Victoria Evans changed the history of the Hungarian sommelier world

This week, you can hear Hungary’s Sommelier Champion, Victoria Evans, who joined me for an exciting conversation. Victoria changed her career from the Hungarian army to later become the head sommelier of the first-ever Hungarian Michelin Star Restaurant ...

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April 25, 2020

Ep. 17. / MW Heidi Mäkinen's path of excellence and curiosity

In this episode, you can hear a particularly inspiring conversation with Heidi Mäkinen, Master of Wine from Finland. In addition to earning her MW title in 2019, she is also the president of the Finnish Sommelier Association, working as a wine ambassador...

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April 14, 2020

Ep. 15. / Johannes Schellhorn, a free-minded sommelier from Berlin's 'Freundschaft'

Today’s guest is Johannes Schellhorn, Sommelier and the co-owner of the ‘Freundschaft’ wine bar in Berlin. Johannes’s philosophy about the duties of a sommelier tells you everything how open-minded he is when it comes to various gastronomic products: “To...

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Nov. 27, 2019

Ep 3. / Sebastian Giraldo's joyful ways of expanding wine knowledge as a sommelier

This time, I spoke to Sebastian Giraldo, Columbian Sommelier, who shared his recent experiences about taking the Advanced Sommelier exam in the U.S., using different techniques to expand one’s wine knowledge, helping tourists to understand different terr...

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