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Sam's Riverside and Sam's Waterside founder Sam Harrison on wine

Uncorked: Sam Harrison

By Joe Lutrario

The founder of Sam’s Riverside, Sam’s Waterside and Sam’s Kitchen on Echezeaux Grand Cru, Portugal’s Alentejo region and pushy somms.

Edd Clibbens general manager at Forza Wine Peckham on his list

Uncorked: Edd Clibbens

By Joe Lutrario

The general manager at Forza Wine Peckham on the dangers of pretty labels, Sugrue’s The Trouble With Dreams and nearly giving Michel Roux a beer shower.

Chris Goodale head sommelier Julie's restaurant West London

Uncorked: Chris Goodale

By Joe Lutrario

The head sommelier of recently relaunched Holland Park restaurant Julie’s on Georges Remy, Domaine Daniel-Etienne Defaix and the need for more inventive vocabulary.

Ivan Milchev sommelier MUSU restaurant Manchester

Uncorked: Ivan Milchev

By Joe Lutrario

The Bulgarian-born head sommelier of Manchester’s MUSU on Georg Preisinger, Japan’s Yamanashi region and his dad’s homemade wine.

Beth Bond The Cottage in the Wood restaurant Cumbria on wine

Uncorked: Beth Bond

By Joe Lutrario

The co-owner of Cumbria’s The Cottage in the Wood on Chinon-based producer Martine Budé, overseeing a compact list and how Radikon’s Ribolla Gialla changed her palate forever.

Tomas Trnka front of house supervisor at The Sea, The Sea Chelsea on wine

Uncorked: Tomas Trnka

By Joe Lutrario

The front of house supervisor at The Sea, The Sea Chelsea on Fabrice Pouillon, following in the footsteps of his sommelier father and the danger of sabrage.

Alexandre Durand general manager Llama Inn London

Uncorked: Alexandre Durand

By Joe Lutrario

The general manager of Llama Inn London on Constantin Vellis, vintage Selosse and matching Saint Romain with roast chicken.

Caia restaurant co-founder Tim Lang one wine

Uncorked: Tim Lang

By Joe Lutrario

The co-founder of Notting Hill restaurant Caia on 1982 Pétrus, Beth Brickenden and the importance of balancing passion for wine with the art of human connection.

Lost in the Lanes founder Natalie Demetriou on wine

Uncorked: Natalie Demetriou

By Joe Lutrario

The founder of Brighton’s Lost in the Lanes on Michael Schuster, Sussex sparkling and Domaine Romanée Conti 1945.

Harry Cooper General Manager Counter 71 restaurant London

Uncorked: Harry Cooper

By Joe Lutrario

The general manager of Shoreditch restaurant Counter 71 on Oastbrook Pinot Blanc, matching roast lamb with Schioppetino and why the concept of the Old World should be retired.

Mickael Metayer head sommelier A Wong

Uncorked: Mickael Metayer

By Joe Lutrario

The head sommelier of London’s A Wong on growing up in the Loire Valley, Raimonds Tomsons and the challenges of matching wines with progressive Chinese cuisine.

Joseph Pelosi head sommelier Belvedere restaurant Holland Park

Uncorked: Joseph Pelosi

By Joe Lutrario

The head sommelier at West London’s Belvedere on Phillipe Bascaules, Tuscan producer Petrolo and not holding on to his last bottle of Sine Qua Non’s Just For The Love Of It.

Natalia Kozlowska head sommelier Studio Frantzen

Uncorked: Natalia Kozlowska

By Joe Lutrario

The head sommelier at Studio Frantzén on Christian Tschida, pairing red Burgundy with truffle-based dishes and great value Pauillac.

Tom Slegg manager at The Angel Hotel in Bury St. Edmunds on wine

Uncorked: Tom Slegg

By Joe Lutrario

The manager of The Angel Hotel in Bury St. Edmunds on Lismore’s Samantha O’Keefe, pairing Tetley tea and custard creams, and his time at influential Soho restaurant Arbutus.

Ben Hodges co-owner of London wine pub Alfi

Uncorked: Ben Hodges

By Joe Lutrario

The co-owner of Spitalfields ‘pub with wines’ Alfi on not taking communion, Galician wine and seafood and waiting too long for his drink.

Maddy Riches co-owner of Brighton restaurant Dilsk on wine

Uncorked: Maddy Riches

By Joe Lutrario

The co-founder of Brighton restaurant Dilsk on Piedmont-based winemaker Chiara Boschis, Pieropan’s La Rocca and the unusual structure of her wine list.

Ola Bober head of wine at Clapham restaurant Ploussard

Uncorked: Ola Bober

By Joe Lutrario

The head of wine at Clapham’s Ploussard on Jura, Les Caves de Pyrene founder Eric Nairoo and crying inside when people request oaky wines.

Matt Emmerson co-founder of Perilla and Morchella on wine

Uncorked: Matt Emmerson

By Joe Lutrario

The co-founder of Perilla and the more recently launched Morchella on Cosmic Constellation, Staftler Hoff and Giuseppe Rinaldi.

Ryan Johnson head sommelier Umu London

Uncorked: Ryan Johnson

By Joe Lutrario

The head sommelier at Mayfair's Umu on Château Rayas, DRC and helping his guests choose the right sake.

James Pritchard restaurant manager at Silo restaurant East London

Uncorked: James Pritchard

By Joe Lutrario

The restaurant manager at East London’s Silo on Liguria-based winery Selvadolce, the problem with the term ‘funky’ and turning his old wine bottles into plates.

Francesca Turra head sommelier Fallow

Uncorked: Francesca Turra

By Joe Lutrario

The head sommelier at London’s Fallow on women in wine, her diverse wine list and the Côte de Beaune-based Domaine Chavy-Chouet.

Daniele Arcangeli Angler restaurant sommelier picks his favourite wines

Uncorked: Daniele Arcangeli

By Joe Lutrario

The Tuscany-born head sommelier at London’s Michelin-starred Angler on legendary Florentine restaurant Enoteca Pinchiorri, Clos de Mesnil 1996 and his favourite Chianti Classico producers.

Juan Luengo restaurant manager and wine buyer Behind Hackney

Uncorked: Juan Luengo

By Joe Lutrario

The restaurant manager at Hackney’s Behind on Bavarian winemaker Andi Weigand, Aline Beauné’s Aligote and getting his socks blown off by a bottle of well-aged Zibbibo.

Michele Orbolato head sommelier Thesleff Group Los Mochis and Sale e Pepe

Uncorked: Michele Orbolato

By Joe Lutrario

The head sommelier at Los Mochis and Sale e Pepe owner Thesleff Group on Semillon, Angelo Gaja and Patagonia-based producer Matias Riccitelli.

Melody Wong director of wine The Peninsula London

Uncorked: Melody Wong

By Joe Lutrario

The director of wine at The Peninsula London on 1928 Petrus, New Zealand Pinot and and Domaine Henri Jayer’s 1990 Vosne-Romanée Cros Parantoux.

Carousel general manager Joshua Bratt on wine

Uncorked: Joshua Bratt

By Joe Lutrario

The general manager of Fitzrovia‘s Carousel on Black Country Ale, designing a wine pairing for a different chef and menu each week and the Loire’s Domaine du Collier.

Phill Morgan sommelier at Soho Italian restaurant Bocca di Lupo

Uncorked: Phill Morgan

By Joe Lutrario

The head of wine at Soho stalwart Bocca di Lupo on exploding magnums of Cristal, Montalcino-based producer Gorelli and how he respects anyone that can 'turn grape juice into a broad smile'.

Bowie Tsang head sommelier Taku restaurant Mayfair

Uncorked: Bowie Tsang

By Joe Lutrario

The head sommelier at Mayfair omakase restaurant Taku on his love of German Riesling, Fitzrovia’s Noize and pairing sake with cheese.

Martina Marini founder and sommelier Rolling Grapes

Uncorked: Martina Marini

By Joe Lutrario

The founder and sommelier at Holloway wine bar Rolling Grapes on Isabelle Legeron, Savoie’s Domaine Bruno Lupin and why Sherry still doesn’t get the recognition it deserves.

Sarah Williams group F&B manager at Firmdale Hotels on wine

Uncorked: Sarah Williams

By Joe Lutrario

The group F&B manager at Firmdale Hotels on Tenerife’s Suertes del Marqués, women working in wine and refusing to stock Prosecco.

Sunny Hodge founder of London wine bars Diogenes The Dog and Aspen & Meursault on wine

Uncorked: Sunny Hodge

By Joe Lutrario

The founder of forward-thinking London wine bars Diogenes The Dog and Aspen & Meursault on wine science, Uruguay’s Pablo Fallabrinos and the joys of Pugliese ‘plonk’.

James Snowdon co-owner The Palmerston Edinburgh on his wine list

Uncorked: James Snowdon

By Joe Lutrario

The co-owner of Edinburgh’s The Palmerston on Hunan’s Michael Peng, Galicia and David Leclapart's L’Alchimiste 2009.

Eugenio Egorov head sommelier The Stafford London

Uncorked: Eugenio Egorov

By Joe Lutrario

The head sommelier at The Stafford London on Weingut Ignaz Niedrist, avoiding boring pairings and Argentine asado.

Dan Warham head sommelier Limewood

Uncorked: Dan Warham

By Joe Lutrario

The head sommelier at Hampshire’s Limewood on Fera at Claridge’s, Rioja-based winemaker Jose Gil and an unfortunate incident with a bottle of Chateau Grillet.

Jordan Sutton assistant head sommelier at L’Enclume on wine

Uncorked: Jordan Sutton

By Joe Lutrario

The assistant head sommelier at L’Enclume on the documentary Somm, Bobby Stuckey and pairing English sparkling wine with fish and chips.

Uncorked: Stuart Skea

Uncorked: Stuart Skea

By Joe Lutrario

The sommelier at Edinburgh’s recently launched Lyla on serving explosive bottles of Champagne, the most overused tasting notes, and the best wine to pair with roast lamb.

Louise Gordon head of wine Hand Picked Hotels

Uncorked: Louise Gordon

By Joe Lutrario

The newly appointed head of wine at Hand Picked Hotels on Blank Bottle, the concept of dryness and getting herself into a sticky situation with some Pedro Ximenez.

Jason Bligh director of Chester's Upstairs at The Grill

Uncorked: Jason Bligh

By Joe Lutrario

The director of Chester’s Upstairs at The Grill on Xavier Rousset, Californian wine and a mishap with a bottle of 1988 Dom Ruinart Blanc des Blancs.

Ryosuke Mashio sommelier Roketsu restaurant

Uncorked: Ryosuke Mashio

By Joe Lutrario

The sommelier at Marylebone’s Roketsu on Château Mouton Rothschild, pairing prosciutto with warm sake and why people should give Japanese wines a chance.

Rémy Baben general manager Wild Honey St James on wine

Uncorked: Rémy Baben

By Joe Lutrario

The general manager and resident wine buff at Wild Honey St James on the often under-appreciated wines of Languedoc-Roussillon, Jancis Robinson, and his restaurant’s exacting approach to the Negroni.

Marie Konecny Dardel head sommelier The Vineyard hotel Berkshire

Uncorked: Marie Konecny Dardel

By Joe Lutrario

The head sommelier at The Vineyard in Berkshire on Californian producer David Swift Phinney, Comté and Vin Jaune and her hotel’s famed 3,000-reference cellar.

Biba Majumdarr-Swift restaurant manager Bench Sheffield

Uncorked: Biba Majumdarr-Swift

By Joe Lutrario

The restaurant manager at Sheffield’s Bench on Baja California producer Bichi, Hula Hoops and her restaurant's policy of ordering from a different wine supplier each week.

Matthew Deller restaurant manager Caravel London on wine

Uncorked: Matthew Deller

By Joe Lutrario

The restaurant manager at barge-based London restaurant Caravel on Mozzarella Dippers, wine in keg and spilling red wine on a priceless kimono.

Six restaurant wine trends including wine in kegs and the squeezed middle

Six restaurant wine trends

By Joe Lutrario

Including Vivino warriors, wine list polarisation, the reappraisal of classic European regions and the return of the little black book.

Steph Robertson head of wine at Restaurant Associates

Uncorked: Steph Robertson

By Joe Lutrario

The head of wine at Restaurant Associates on David Galetti, Bolney Wine Estate and creating a wine list that has something for everyone.

Matthew Davison head sommelier Moor Hall

Uncorked: Matthew Davison

By Joe Lutrario

The head sommelier at Lancashire’s Moor Hall on having an 'adverse' reaction to Pinotage, Laurent Richet and a list that has something for everyone.

 Alasdair MacLeod sommelier Banca di Roma

Uncorked: Alasdair MacLeod

By Joe Lutrario

The sommelier at Glasgow’s Banca di Roma on Allegrini, Grand Cru Chablis, Ronan Sayburn and his exclusively-Italian list.

Alex Preston sommelier Isaac At and Embers

Uncorked: Alex Preston

By Joe Lutrario

The well-known Brighton sommelier that now oversees the list at Embers on Koshu, Artelium and creating the country’s first exclusively-English wine list at Isaac At.

Chloe Hicks wine manager Hawksmoor Manchester

Uncorked: Chloe Hicks

By Joe Lutrario

The wine manager at Hawksmoor Manchester on banning the word ‘juice’, California’s Paul Lato and her restaurant's now legendary 'Le Pin incident'.

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