Ethos

From the beautiful wine region of Wachau, Austria, I fell in love with wine since a young age and embarked on my sommelier journey over 15 years ago with enthusiasm, eagerness to learn, passion and dedication. My approach to wine has always been and will always be in a positive nature. With great pride and humbleness, it has also brought me the title of Master Sommelier in 2017. 

Wine has enabled me to create memories and craft memorable experiences, whether it is in restaurants, at vineyards, through tastings, webinars, training, wine competitions or coaching sessions. They are fulfilling and the very reason I cherish and love hospitality so much as they bring people together. 

Work with me

Having worked with some of the world’s most renowned chefs, restaurateurs, winemakers, and marketing agencies alike, my expertise provides the perfect bridge between all the different involved parties.

From hospitality and wine consultancy, digital partnerships to wine tastings, training, events or seminars, I tailor my service to your requirements and objectives in order to help you reach the right audience, wines, suppliers and producers.

Wine is personal, emotional and full of characters, just like people. I find joy and excitement in matching these 2 things together to create the best experience, whether it is in person or online.

My journey

Stefan Neumann MS - Director of Wine at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Director of Wine

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Joined in 2013 as Assistant Head Sommelier and promoted to Director of Wine in 2018

Master Sommelier - Court of Master Sommelier Europe

Master Sommelier

Court of Master Sommelier Europe

Became one of the 239 Master Sommeliers in the world in 2017

Press

Testimonials

Having known Stefan over many years and seeing him increase in knowledge, authority and confidence throughout his journey to become a Master Sommelier, it was a great pleasure to see him finally reach his goal. Now he is a respected examiner and lecturer within the Court of Master Sommeliers and supports and mentors those now on their path. He is a great ambassador for the profession of Sommelier and an inspiration to those who meet him.

Ronan Sayburn MS (CEO at the Court of Master Sommeliers Europe & Head of wine 67 Pall Mall)

Blog

Grower Champagne

Approx. 7 min read Intro Teaming up with Wine Source UK to discover and explain the concept of Grower Champagne. In June 2020, I did an IG video about ‘My buying guide to Champagne and Sparkling Wine’. If you want to watch this one click here. But if you feel for treating yourself or others:…

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Lebanese Wine

Lebanon – A (wine) country rich in history and steeped in tradition yet the diversity is displayed beautifully by its wines. The strong French influence reflects in the grape variety plantings and the Phoeninacs civilization is deeply rooted in the desire of the winemakers to explore, discover and most importantly delight.

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First taste of Burgundy 2019

Launching an En Primeur Campaign during a global pandemic is unheard of, yet so many have managed it almost seamlessly. Given the added complications of Brexit, it was everything but easy. Tasting 2019 wines too and only a few were lucky enough to do so.

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