Personal sommelier dc: building wine lists

Wine Lists


Restaurant and Bar Wine Lists

Rates: $500 - $10,000

Ashwin builds wine lists for bars and restaurants that glisten in diversity and class. Building the perfect wine list is more art than it is science. Balancing cost with quality and breadth of selection with depth takes a practiced mind and palate. Ashwin specializes in discovering undervalued and under-appreciated wines that will make your wine list unique and fit your concept. It's easy to stack a wine list full of Bordeaux, Napa, and Tuscany. It takes more creativity and exploration to include Colchagua Valley, Marche, and Rias Baixas. 

Beyond just building a great wine list, it's equally important that your staff is well-trained and knowledgeable. Ashwin spends time with your staff training them both in the basics of wine as well as the specifics around the wine program. 

Wine List services include:

  • Wine selection (red, white, orange, sparkling, fortified, dessert)
  • Wine pairing with menus (both a la carte and prix fixe)
  • Wine training for staff
  • One-time wine list building or seasonal wine lists

Get in touch with Ashwin to learn more.

Personal Wine Collections

RATES: $1,000 - $15,000

Ashwin helps people build their wine collection with wines that fit their preferred profiles and styles. He spends time understanding your preferences and then begins to build out a collection that suits your taste. He builds collections both diverse and broad as well as narrow and focused - all based on your preference. His in-depth knowledge of the wine world makes him an invaluable asset to any wine collector - new or seasoned.