Beer spelled with a capital B

The Dutch have never been infamous for their craft beers, but over the last few years there is a worldwide storm going and it's rocking our world of beer. For the bar at The Dylan Amsterdam it meant we got t...

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...