Wine & Spirits

Sommelier session with Ahmet Tosun

Germany's first certified Turkish wine expert speaks to FOUR about the emerging market of fine Turkish Mahrem Wines made by Mozaik Winery...

Where were you born and where did you grow up? I was born in 1964 in Erzincan, Turkey, and I moved to Berlin with my family in 1974, migrating here as workers. Me being a Turkish sommelier in Berlin is probably a first. I started out in the 1990s, I went to schools, attended seminars, I went to German Wine and Sommelier Academy, went to school in Austria, and was also educated in England, in Napa Valley, I studied in Ontario in Canada, but most of all, to ...

January 17, 2017

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Apple of my eye

The Punch Room is a modern day drinking den on the 15th floor of The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte. Welcome in the weekend with a dose of southern hospitality from mixologist Bob (Robert) Peters...

Apple of My Eye Ingredients  4oz Cardinal Gin (product of North Carolina) 2oz Apple Tea infused Riesling Wine .5oz simple syrup Dried hibiscus and organic violas, for garnish     Method Stir all ingredients together in a cocktail Quido vessel by Martin Jakobsen.  *note- as the dried hibiscus rehydrates, it changes ...

January 13, 2017

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Southern Roots

With a heavy dose of southern hospitality, Bob (Robert) Peters welcomes gusts to The Punch Room on the 15th floor of The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte, North Carolina...

The Punch Room is a modern day drinking den on the 15th floor of The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte. Its exclusive seating—only 37 guests—and golden couches are reminiscent of the 19thcentury speakeasies of yesteryear. Each handcrafted cocktail and delectable appetizer is prepared with only the freshest ingredients, gathered from the rooftop garden and local vendors to yield a natural flavour. The intimate setting and unique libations prove the perfect combination for those seeking ...

January 10, 2017

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Sommelier sessions with Tansy Zhao

Runner-up of the Gaggenau Sommelier Awards 2016, Tansy Zhao talks to FOUR about what it was like to take part in the recent event...

Where did you grow up?     I was born in Anhui province, where located in the central of China, I graduated from there as well. Then I came to Shanghai to work in 2006, I work in food and beverage industry until now, including 5 years sommelier experience in the duration.   What did you aspire to be when you grew up? Speak honest, I didn’t know exactly when I just started to work. After I fell in ...

January 3, 2017

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