Meet Philippe Sauriat, a native of Burgundy’s quaint La Bresse region, mere minutes from the venerated wine city of Beaune. Philippe’s formative years, steeped in the rich viticultural landscapes of Rhône and Alsace, he blossomed into a profound vocation that has seen his expertise revered across the globe.
An alumnus of the Sommelier Society of America with an advanced-level certificate. Philippe embarked on his professional odyssey at the tender age of 23. His debut? The sommelier role at Chez Moi, nestled within the chic confines of London’s Holland Park, boasts one Michelin star.
Philippe’s journey through the hospitality industry is marked by a series of prestigious appointments. From the legendary Le Bec Fin in Philadelphia where his vision as Wine Director was lauded, to the sophisticated Adour by Alain Ducasse at the St. Regis Hotel in New York City, Philippe’s tenure as sommelier spanned an impressive five years.
His leadership prowess shone brightly as the General Manager of the Burgundy Wine Company, where his acumen in curating stellar wine selections was undisputed. Consulting for up-and-coming establishments like New York’s 21 Grams, Philippe’s talent in building acclaimed wine lists has been sought after far and wide.
With a knack for the written word, Philippe’s insights into the world of wines have graced the pages of Bespoke and Moves magazines, edifying readers with his rich narratives and deep understanding of oenology.
Before his current venture, Philippe honed his craft as the esteemed French Portfolio Manager for Banville. His tenure as Wine Director at the Michelin-starred Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare, followed by a pivotal role at Gabriel Kreuther—another Michelin-starred marvel—underscored his unparalleled prowess in the industry.
As Philippe steps into his next chapter, his legacy of excellence and passion for wine promises to enrich the palates and minds of connoisseurs and colleagues alike.