Author: Guillaume Celante

Guillaume Celante: August is all about Japan, and Japan is not just famed for its incredible culinary landscape… They’re shaking up the wine scene, too—big time!Japanese people are totally falling head over heels for fine wine. It’s like a love story that gets better with each year and one that’s not stopping anytime soon. Thanks to their steadfast love for Western culture, wine has become a pretty big deal over there in the Land of the Rising Sun. After China, Japan is the largest market for wine in Asia. Japanese consumers have an appreciation for a wide variety of wines…

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In this issue of Gastronomer Lifestyle, we’re taking a journey to Italy, and I couldn’t be more excited about it! My guest for this Italian adventure is none other than my colleague from The Wine Merchant, Gabriele Ferri. We not only share a passion for fine wines but also a friendship that enriches our working relationship. Gabriele brings an authentic touch to our exploration of Italian wines with his deep-rooted connection to his homeland and its rich wine culture. Italian wines are big, diverse, and always of good, if not great, quality. It’s really no surprise, considering Italy is often neck-and-neck…

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Each month, we ask resident sommelier Guillaume Celante and friends to tell us about their favourite wines. This is your one-stop for cellar recommendations. Build your knowledge of wine, “One Bottle at a Time”. This month, it’s all about desserts.Guillaume Celante: The Dessert Issue makes me hungry just thinking about it! Wine pairing for dessert is actually a very important part of the meal, as it’s the last chance for the dining experience to make a lasting and hopefully positive impression on the diner. This kind of pairing is a delicate subject, as in my opinion, no wine deserves to…

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One Bottle at a Time May is known as a month of transition.If you live in the northern hemisphere, the fresh cold winds are gone. By the time May comes around, the spring flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and life is starting to seem a little more joyful day by day! If you live in the southern hemisphere, the sun is arguing with the clouds and disturbing your yearly summer for a bit. The rainy season is around the corner, but life is still joyful! This month let’s go green. My first wine will be related to the fact…

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One Bottle at a Time Each month we ask Guillaume Celante Sommelier Ambassador of The Wine Merchant and our resident wine writer to tell us about his favourite wines he is drinking. Each month he will ask some of the best sommeliers from around the world to join him and give their seasonal bottle must buy list! Here is your one-stop shop for your cellar based on seasonality and small producers. With tasting notes, food pairing recommendations and more, you can build your own interest of wine with One Bottle at a Time.  April, I’ve always loved this month.In Europe, where…

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One Bottle at a Time Each month we ask Guillaume Celante Sommelier Ambassador of The Wine Merchant and our resident wine writer to tell us about his favourite wines he is drinking. Each month he will ask some of the best sommeliers from around the world to join him and give their seasonal bottle must buy list! This month, Guillaume was joined by Antoine Simonnet, Chief Sommelier Le Normandie by Alain Roux at Mandarin Oriental Hotel Bangkok.Here is your one-stop shop for your cellar based on seasonality and small producers. With tasting notes, food pairing recommendations and more, you can build…

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