We sat down to talk with Master Sommelier Richard Dean of San Francisco’s Taj Campton Place. Here is an interesting fact I discovered from him and that is there are less than 240 Master Sommeliers in the world.He was the youngest in the world and the second American to become a Master Sommelier in the world. Dean became a Master Sommelier about 40 years ago when California was not considered as a wine growing region.
When you meet Dean he instantly makes you feel at ease. Perhaps that is the reason I felt comfortable enough to ask him really basic questions about wine, what glass to use with what wine, the art of pairing food with wine and his recommendations for visiting the vineyards in the San Francisco Bay area. And, we also wanted to find out if he has a “nose” for wines or did he have to work really hard at his job? Tune in to find out what he has to say.
LISTEN: Master Sommelier Richard Dean of San Francisco’s Taj Campton Place
This interview with Master Sommelier Richard Dean was originally aired on TV in the US.