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Lesley Quinn

Lesley Quinn Certified Sommelier

The Blend

Errázuriz The Blend Red 2011

Aconcagua Valley, Chile
2956 days ago

Lesley scored this wine: 91/100

Tart raspberries and a ruby red grapefruit freshness with depth from a charcuterie tone and chalky tannins.

Torres "Salmos" 2012

Priorat Doca, Spain
2963 days ago

Lesley scored this wine: 92/100

A textual delight, as the wine is both silky and spicy, refreshing and rich all at the same time. Jammy black cherry, and anise spices play very well together.

Tscharke, Barossa Gold, Grenache - Shiraz - Mourvèdre 2011

Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia
2963 days ago

Lesley scored this wine: 90/100

Lots of ripe dark fruit in this wine, and big tannins that grab hold of your cheeks.

Domaine des Sénéchaux, Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2012

Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Aop, Rhône Valley, France
2963 days ago

Lesley scored this wine: 92/100

Black cherry, and raspberry co-mingle, while a spicy game flavour takes hold of your mouth along with gripping tannins that keep the finish going long.

M. Chapoutier, Gigondas 2012

Gigondas Aop, Rhône Valley, France
2963 days ago

Lesley scored this wine: 90/100

Ruby colour, strawberry jam and violet aromas, and a green peppercorn kick to make this wine a great match for grilled meats

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Memorable Wine

2003 Cuvee Indigene Chardonnay by Peter Michael


First Wine

A Hawk's Bay, NZ Pinot Gris


Unusual Wine Experience

I was working as a Junior Sommelier at the Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman during their star studded "Cayman Cookout" and I knew my restaurant was hosting a lunch prepared by Laurent Gras, but I had no idea I would be leading the Wine Pairings. Suddenly a microphone was put in my hand and next thing I knew I was speaking to an audience whose members included Anthony Bourdain, Eric Ripert and


Current Fav Wine

Open's Gewurztraminer and Riesling Blend





Winner World's Best Drink Writer
WFour-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award