"I arrived at Summer Lodge in 2004, and my path here has been an interesting one. Prior to Summer Lodge, I was at Cliveden, and before that, I had the great privilege of having Gerard Basset, one of the founders of the Hotel du Vin Group, as my employer and mentor.
My parents have always been in the restaurant business in Alsace in France, and this is how I started out. Food service, whilst interesting, did not excite me as much as I would have liked, and so I started to dabble in the wine service aspect, and I quickly realised that this was the right way to go.
Our wine list takes some beating. Emanuel, the Assistant Cellar Master and I are well placed, both in terms of experience and wine resources at our disposal, to suggest the perfect accompaniment to your delicious meal. We both regularly take part in competitions to stay abreast of trends and developments throughout the world and our list has won many awards because of its balance and diversity. Our cellar is recognised as one of the best in the world by the Wine Spectator Magazine.
I look forward to taking you on a most delicious tour! I am always getting to know amazing wines and learning many interesting things that I hope will enhance your food and beverage experience."