Pine sommelier listed in Harper’s UK top 50

Vanessa Stoltz, head sommelier at Pine, has been listed at number 20 in the 2024 Harper’s Sommelier list.

The list, expanded from 25 to 50 for 2024, reflects the wealth of talent in the UK’s sommelier world. Each entrant was nominated by Harper’s readership and judged by their peers and contemporaries across the drinks trade. Each of the listed nominees has been selected because they are consummate professionals who have impressed with their all-round approach to delivering an engaging individual drinks experience.

“The cheering illustrations sprinkled on this concise list point the way to Stoltz’s ethos of keeping the selection small, neat and fun, but all the while daring to be different. Local and British beverages take pride of place, backed by all British-pairing flights, with sustainability always at the fore. Stoltz’s knowledge, passion and winning enthusiasm does the rest, backed by an impressive career to date,” says Vanessa profile in the list.

Vanessa, who recently featured in the second edition of the Sommelier Edit UK top 100 list, said: “I can’t quite comprehend what’s happened in the last few weeks. To be included in two prestigious sommelier lists is out of this world and I’m totally thrilled.”

Sian Byerley, Pine’s co-owner and restaurant manager, added: “We couldn’t be prouder of Vanessa. Her knowledge and passion for what she does is infectious. Being recognised by her industry peers acknowledges her drinks journey during her career so far and we can’t wait to see how she progresses even further in the coming years.”

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