Leading sommelier at Constance Ephélia, Romain Sauzier, shared his passion for wine when visiting students at the Seychelles Tourism Academy as part of Constance’s commitment to share our skills and expertise locally.
Wine tasting at Constance
Romain, who received his sommelier training in France, introduced the Seychellois students to the art of wine tasting and wine pairing.
Romain explained that while wine is not a part of the traditional Seychellois culture, ‘this skill can be learned and introduced into the many tourism establishments in the country where I hope local talents will be trained to take on sommelier position in the near future.’
Food and wine pairing
Pairing food and wine is an artform we care passionately about at Constance. Our team at Halaveli share their tips for matching the perfect wine to food.
Discover more about Constance Ephélia on our website.
Head Sommelier, Jerome Fauré reports from Vinexpo 2013, currently taking place in Bordeaux, France.
Rotem and Mounir Saouma
I am at Vinexpo in Bordeaux with Jorald Julie, Assistant Chief Sommelier at Constance Le Prince Maurice, and Sathia Rau sommelier at Constance Ephélia.
Lucien Le Moine Winery
We had very nice tasting at Lucien Le Moine Winery with Rotem and Mounir Saouma.
They bought two hectares in Chateauneuf du Pape area in 2009 and are showing their wines for the first time: 2009/2010/2011 white and red.
These are spectacular wines…. it’s one of the most exciting tastings.
The white comes from Grenache white and Clairette and they are like a burgundy white.
Barrel fermented, they lie for 2 years, depending on the wines These wines are fresh with a beautiful balance – certainly, one of the top white wines coming from Chateauneuf du Pape.
Red Chateauneuf du Pape. 2009 is their first vintage. The wine is great with Garrigues notes which we find most of the time in Chateauneuf.
The 2010 is wonderful, complex and looks like a vosne romanee but made with Grenache noir.
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Constance Hotels Experience sommeliers at Vinexpo, 2011
At Constance Hotels, wine is a key feature of our special culinary spirit. We have some of the best sommeliers working with us, and our wine menu includes wines from small vineyards that you can’t find anywhere else.
Last month, some of our sommeliers attended the 10th VinExpo in Bordeaux, France. They were:
Take a look at our culinary section for more information about recipes and wine from Constance Hotels.