If you want to further your private fine dining experience, within our team there are several fantastic sommeliers, all with extensive knowledge of old and new world wines. They understand the importance of selecting the perfect wine to match dishes and how a wine can complement and lift a dish to another level and vice versa.
It adds another exciting aspect to your private dinner party. You can trust your palate is safe in their hands!
The sommelier will study the menu with Dean and together they will select the perfect wines, either old or new world to enhance each dish.
On the evening the sommelier will arrive prior to your dinner party to set up the correct glassware, decant where appropriate the wines to aerate them and release their wonderful aromas and flavours. They will explain to you and your guests the notes on your nose and the flavours on your palate. They will also illustrate why that particular wine will support your outstanding course.
This can be a very interactive time and can create a great talking point at your dinner party. Our sommeliers will answer any questions you and your guests have on the production of the wine. They can go into great detail about the age, the tannins and the difference these aspects impart. They can be as discreet as you wish, floating in and out topping up your glasses.
They have a great skill for reading your guests and acting on this, being reciprocal if they feel it is wanted and vigilant if not.
A wine paring can be a great opportunity to broaden your wine profile and try some new wines you may not have tasted before, which is always an exciting prospect! Your sommelier will be there to support your waitress and they will ensure that each of your guests always has wine in front of them and is never having to ask for a top up. This will always be done tactfully and attentively to ensure you will have a flawless dinner party service.
Each of the sommeliers are certified with the court of master sommeliers and are advanced WSET with Michelin starred experience.