Sommelier Eric Zwiebel has created a cellar at Summer Lodge that is a source of wonder for wine lovers. Filled with his personal selection of outstanding wines, both famous names and lesser-known growths, the walls are lined with bottles to delight, excite, and provide the perfect accompaniment to the exquisite cuisine served in our restaurant. Working with chef Steven Titman, together they have also created a magnificent Wine Dinner Program of occasions not to be missed!
Eric has both vast experience and a stunning list of achievements in the arcane arts of the glass. In 2004 he was named Ruinart’s UK Sommelier of the Year, and as past winners are ineligible for further competition, he now acts as a judge. In 2007 and 2013 he was listed among the world’s four most accomplished practitioners in the Best Sommelier of The World Competition.
The list Eric has created for Summer Lodge is truly spectacular, and has received the prestigious ‘Best of Award of Excellence’ from Wine Spectator, every year since 2005. Guests will not only find a superb range of the great names on the extensive wine list, but also an intriguing selection of lesser-known (and less costly) bottles. Many of the wines listed are available by the glass, including a selection from the celebrated South African estate of Bouchard Finlayson. Eric and Assistant Cellar Master Emanuel are usually on hand in the restaurant if required to make recommendations, assist you with your choice of wine to accompany your meal, and share their deep passion for all things vinous.
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