Bert Blaize

Bert Blaize

Wine Consultant at Which Wine When

Bert learned his stuff at La Belle Epoque in Manchester and Le Manoir aux Quat Saisons, 2 Michelin Star in Oxfordshire. Before joining the Clove Club – UK’s top-ranked restaurant in ‘World’s 50 Best Restaurants’ for two years running and 26th best restaurant in the world. He collaborated with Dan Barber of ‘Blue Hill At Stone Barns’ on his revolutionary ‘WastED’ project.
In 2019 Bert won the UK’s Top Young Sommelier competition sponsored by Flint wines. He then blended & released his own wine with legendary estate Château Pesquie. In 2018 he was nominated by GQ Magazine and Imbibe Magazine as ‘Sommelier of the year’. He then went on to open the Mandrake Hotel as ‘Head Director’. Where he was named in the top 50 most influential people in the wine industry by Drinks Business.
In 2020 he published his first book with Penguin ‘Which Wine When’ – what to drink with the food you love. It was shortlisted for The Fortum & Mason Award for Drinks book of the year 2021. He then opened Bottles ‘n’ Jars in Highgate – an award winning wine & deli shop. He currently consults & supports some of the UKs best restaurants, chefs and bars writing and curating bespoke beverage offerings specialising in wine.

Experience
– The Clove Club
– Blue Hill at Stone Barns
– Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons
– The Mandrake Hotel – St Leonards
– Trullo
– Birch

Client List
– The Zetter Townhouse Group
– Upstairs by Tom Sheperd
– Cotes du Rhone AOC
– Wines of Germany
– Keythorpe Hall
– Bottles ‘n’ Jars
– The Engine Rooms
– Anexo