MEET THE PROFESSIONAL – Edouard Moueix

By |2017-03-23T09:48:24+04:00March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Meet The Professional|Tags: , , , , |

MEET THE PROFESSIONAL Edouard Moueix Deputy General Manager of Jean-Pierre Moueix When I launched TastedAndRated I would never have imagined I would have the opportunity to interview Edouard Moueix. So I was so humbled to spend three beautiful days with him, while talking and drinking his beautiful wines from Pomerol, St. Emilion and Napa Valley. Edouard is the [...]

WINE REVIEW – Jean-Pierre Moueix Wines from Napa Valley

By |2017-03-28T15:34:45+04:00March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Wine Review|Tags: , , , , , , , |

WINE REVIEW By Simone Luca Gagliardi Jean-Pierre Moueix Wines from Napa Valley During the visit of Edouard Moueix, (Deputy General Manager of J-P Moeuix Wines), I was privileged enough to be involved in a master class session where invitees were invited to taste and rate his wines from Napa valley. Such iconic wines of course deserved an [...]

WINE REVIEW – Jean-Pierre Moueix Wines from St. Emilion and Pomerol

By |2017-03-28T15:37:32+04:00March 21st, 2017|Categories: Wine Review|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

WINE REVIEW By Simone Luca Gagliardi Jean-Pierre Moueix Wines from St. Emilion and Pomerol During the visit of Edouard Moueix, (Deputy General Manager of J-P Moueix Wines), I was privileged enough to be involved in a master class session where invitees were invited to taste and rate his wines from St Emilion (Bel Air-Monage) and Pomerol. Some of them [...]

RETAIL DUBAI – Luca Gagliardi’s wine columns on FooDiva

By |2017-09-07T11:56:56+04:00February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Retail Dubai|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Simone Luca Gagliardi is the Italian most seasoned Sommelier of Dubai and founder of Tasted and Rated, together with Garth Beer. They are Sommeliers Point of Reference of the Middle East who have dedicated their life in pursuit of wine excellence. Gagliardi and Beer share the same dream of taking the Dubai Wine and Hospitality Industry in a new direction [...]

WINE REVIEW – LUCA GAGLIARDI: Gianni Gagliardo and his Barolo’s

By |2017-02-14T10:18:41+04:00February 14th, 2017|Categories: Wine Review|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Wine Review - Luca Gagliardi Gianni Gagliardo and his Barolo’s I first meet Gianni more than 10 years ago, while working at Verre by Gordon Ramsay and I was so pleased to have the first TastedAndRated master class with Gianni’s top Cru. Before the master class, I have meet Gianni at the Four Season Jumeirah for an [...]

MEET THE PROFESSIONAL – Laura Pedrazzoli Representing Bastianich & Moschioni Wines

By |2017-02-06T14:16:33+04:00January 24th, 2017|Categories: Meet The Professional|Tags: , , , , , , , |

MEET THE PROFESSIONAL Laura Pedrazzoli presents: Bastianich & Moschioni Wines from Friuli Venezia Giulia During the 8th edition of the Italian Cuisine World Summit 2016 that took place in Dubai between the 7th and the 17th of November, which coincided with the launch of TastedAndRated, I had the honour to be the Wine Director for the Summit. One [...]

MEET THE CHEF – Xiaomeng Liu, Head Chef Zengo

By |2017-02-02T18:21:58+04:00January 24th, 2017|Categories: Meet The Chef|Tags: , , , |

Meet the Chef Xiaomeng Liu Head Chef Zengo In my 13 years of living in Dubai, I have seen many places opening, rebranding, losing loyal clientele and also found that some of the best older restaurants in the city are unknown to most Dubai newcomers. When I meet people who have been here for quite a long time like [...]

MEET THE EMERGING SOMMELIER- Anca Lazaroni

By |2017-02-01T15:39:52+04:00January 24th, 2017|Categories: Meet The Emerging Sommelier|Tags: , , , |

MEET THE EMERGING SOMMELIER Anca Lazaroni Anyone that believes being a Sommelier is merely a job, cannot be a true sommelier. Being a Sommelier is being a wine professional, a wine aficionado and a person who understands and craves a deep knowledge of the wine world, wine making, spirits, cigars, the professional approach of cooking techniques and ingredients, the [...]

MEET THEE PROFESSIONAL – Yohan Morel, Brand Ambassador Mas de Daumas Gassac

By |2017-02-01T15:51:05+04:00January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Meet The Professional|Tags: , , , |

MEET THE PROFESSIONAL YOHAN MOREL BRAND AMBASSADOR MAS de DAUMAS GASSAC It is my firm belief that everything happens for a reason. And indeed on the day of this interview, it is Yohan Morel’s last day at Toko Restaurant, the iconic Asian venue on the Dubai Boulevard. By coincidence, or rather not, our roads connect as we both say arrivederci [...]

MEET THE GUEST BARTENDER – Luca Cinalli, Oriole Bar

By |2017-02-01T15:59:36+04:00January 18th, 2017|Categories: Meet The Guest Bartender|Tags: , , , |

MEET THE GUEST BARTENDER Luca Cinalli Oriole Bar London In my experience as a sommelier and restaurateur, I have been very lucky to share my life with professional figures that have enriched my knowledge and experience.  Together with chefs and culinary experts, no one brings this knowledge more than the bartenders. For many years now they have always been [...]

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