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Personal sommelier will guide you into wine




    There’s a wine tasting from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, May 16 at Brasserie Les Halles, 2415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, featuring the 2005 Château Bellegrave du Poujeau, Haut Médoc, from France and the 2006 La Puerta Chardonnay from Argentina.

          What makes it interesting is that it’s put on by Pinecrest wine salesman Alex Barrellier and his company, wineandcellarconcept.com.

          Barrellier describes himself as a “personal sommelier.” For a fee, he will come to your house, help you design and build a wine cellar, sell you the wine to fill it, sell you the glasses to drink it from, teach you how to taste wine and work on wine-food pairings.

            Sort of a personal trainer for hedonists.

            “We help people understand wine, what they like, and help them buy more easily,” he says.

             If you become a regular customer, he will give you his cell number and you can call him from, say, the wine aisle at Publix to ask a wine question. 

             You can reach him at contact@wineandcellarconcept.com or 786-399-7743.


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