Category Archives: Somms We Love

Somms We Love: Josiah Baldivino

Currently at: Michael Mina SF, 252 California St., San Francisco, CA Twitter: @JosiahBaldivino   Josiah is one of the most talented young sommeliers we’ve met all year. Having worked at some of the best NYC restaurants for people like Michael … Continue reading

Somms We Love: Paul Einbund

Currently at: Frances, 3870 17th St., San Francisco, CA Twitter: @PaulEinbund   When we think of Paul Einbund, we imagine the protagonist in Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s book The Little Prince. Paul, with a childlike innocence in his love for wine, … Continue reading

Somms We Love: Ted Glennon

Currently at: Restaurant 1833, 500 Hartnell St., Monterey, CA   Ted Glennon is always up for some good old-fashioned fun. That and his sense of humor are what make us love him most. Whenever Ted pulls a cork, you get … Continue reading

Somms We Love: Joe Campanale

Currently at: Dell’ Anima, 38 Eighth Ave., New York, NY; L’Artusi, 228 W. 10th St., New York, NY; Anfora, 34 Eighth Ave., New York, NY Twitter: @joecampanale   If this was high school, Joe Campanale would be voted “Most Popular.” … Continue reading

Somms We Love: Roland Micu

Currently at: La Toque Restaurant, 1314 McKinstry St., Napa, CA Twitter: @rpmRoland_ Roland might not look old enough to drink wine, but he sure is passionate about it. He’s proof that you can do anything you put your mind to … Continue reading

Somms We Love: Sydney Paris

Curently at: Prima Ristorante, 1522 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA   Seemingly, Sydney Paris has always had an obsession with wine. Abandoning his paper route at age 13, he found himself thinking about it… even if it would be … Continue reading

Somms We Love: Alex LaPratt

Currently at: DB Bistro Moderne, 55 W. 44th St., New York, NY Twitter: @AlexLaPratt   Alex LaPratt just won the title Best Sommelier in America, and we know why: To put it simply, he’s freaking awesome. Alex is NOT the … Continue reading

Somms We Love: Juliette Pope

Currently at: Gramercy Tavern, 42 E. 20th St., New York, NY While serving guests at Gramercy Tavern, one of New York City’s most celebrated restaurants, Juliette practices the Golden Rule: “Treat others as you’d like to be treated.”   She’s … Continue reading

Somms We Love: Pascaline Lepeltier

Currently at: Rouge Tomate, 10 E. 60th St., New York, New York Twitter: @plepeltier   Anyone who thinks that wine is overly complicated, elitist or stiff hasn’t met Pascaline.   Her energy is infectious… You can’t help but love everything … Continue reading

Somms We Love: Michael Madrigale

Currently at: Bar Boulud, Boulud Sud and Épicerie Boulud, 1900 Broadway, New York, New York Twitter: @mikemadrigale   Michael is the new face of the Sommelier. The smiley face. He’s one of the best in the business and someone we … Continue reading