On today’s episode of All in the Industry®, host Shari Bayer’s guest is Pascaline Lepeltier, Master Sommelier and Managing Partner at Racines NY. Detouring from a master’s in philosophy and a career as a university teacher, Pascaline began her obsession with wine at the two star Michelin-rated L’Auberge Bretonne under celebrated Chef Jacques Thorel. Within a year,she was named both Best Loire Valley Young Sommelier and Best Brittany Sommelier. Pascaline has continued to earn accolades, including being named one of the five best new US sommeliers of 2011 by Wine & Spirits, one of the “New Wine Prophets” by Time Out NY, one of the “40 under 40” beverage influencers by Wine Enthusiast, and called the “Natural Wine Evangelist” by Ray Isle in Food & Wine. The NY Times awarded her Rouge Tomate wine list as one of the best in NYC in 2013, and The World of Fine Wine awarded it “Best Long Wine List in the World 2017” and “Wine List of the Year 2017.” She most recently won the Meilleur Ouvriers de France (Best Craftsmen of France) competition in the sommelier category last month. She was the only woman nominated. And the first woman ever to become one of the “M.O.F” in the sommelier category; and Best Sommelier de France at the Union de la Sommellerie, cumulating the top two French awards in her field. Today’s show also features Shari’s PR tip, Speed Round, Industry News discussion, and Solo Dining experience at The 8 Restaurant, the first and only Chinese restaurant in Macau, China awarded three Michelin stars for six consecutive years. Listen at Heritage Radio Network; subscribe/rate/review our show at iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify. Follow us @allindustry. Thanks for being a part of All in the Industry®!

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