Christopher Delalonde, Master Sommelier and winner of the UK Sommelier of the Year award recommends WineWeaver Wine Aerators. Christopher, who was previous Head Sommelier to Gordon Ramsay at Claridges, talks about wine in The Sommelier’s Corner.
Christopher Delalonde, MS first started his career in wine under the tutelage of Philippe Faure-Brac, previous winner of the Best Sommelier in the World title.
Christopher expanded his knowledge whilst working for some of the finest restaurants in Europe, including the Michelin starred restaurants of Alain Passard’s ‘L’Arpège’ and Patrick Pignol’s Le Relais d’Auteuil in Paris. Christopher was also Head Sommelier for Gordon Ramsay at Claridges in London when it was awarded its Michelin Star status.
Most notably Christopher’s extensive knowledge and hard work at Philip Howard’s two Michelin Star Restaurant, ‘The Square’ in London’s Mayfair has placed the spotlight firmly on his abilities as a Head Sommelier, where he created an award winning wine list which much critical acclaim.
Christopher is additionally a member of The Court of Master Sommeliers and holds the title Master Sommelier – a title only available by invitation only to those who have passed the Master Sommelier Diploma and an indicator that the holder has achieved the highest level of proficiency and knowledge in his profession.
He has also been awarded The Laurent-Perrier Grand Siècle trophy for attaining the highest aggregated marks in the shortest time period, and as if this was not enough, Christopher has gone on to be crowned the Champagne Piper-Heidsieck UK Sommelier of the Year 2010.
He is a consummate professional who constantly strives for perfection whether at work, with master chefs such as Gordon Ramsay or when he is considering wine pairings for the WineWeaver site.