Sommelier’s Choice: My love for Riesling!

As a Sommelier, I love a lot of different wines and grapes. But of course, there are some wines more than others that peak my interest and have a special place in my heart. One of those special loves is the ...

Sommelier’s Choice: Food and Wine Pairing

Food and wine pairing starts in the kitchen with our Executive Chef Dennis Kuipers. A new creative process is then started.  A new dish is not easily created. It takes time, tasting and preparation. When a d...

Sommelier’s Choice

A personal favourite of mine is the ‘Gemischter Satz Nussberg’ from Weingut Wieninger from Austria. The vines cover the hills around the city of Wein and showcase a unique blend. Normally Wineries harvest th...

Sommelier on Tour

Early this month I had the opportunity to visit South Africa together with 8 colleague sommeliers. After a cold and grey start in Amsterdam we arrived on the Southern Hemisphere. The winter has been replaced...

What’s your cup of tea?

Tea is having a moment and although it has always been a popular drink, there is a renewed interest in it from across the globe and here in The Netherlands. There are now more high quality loose-leaf teas av...

Bartender’s Choice – Whisky

At a glance, a lot of whiskies may appear to taste similar and you end up drinking something because you remember it was your Uncle’s favorite. But the delicate nuances or sometimes bold flavors are the reasons...