Welcome to my website!
Here you can learn a little bit more about me and I also hope to share my passion and knowledge of wine and food with you. I have been studying wine since I was 19 years old after taking my first visit to a vineyard in Italy. It was then I was bitten by the bug and I knew a career and life in wine and food was for me.
Since 2007, I have held the position of Chef Sommelier at Le Bernardin – New York’s internationally acclaimed four-star seafood restaurant that holds three stars from the Michelin Guide. The relationship between wine and food is something I am very passionate about and a partnership that is carefully cultivated and nurtured at Le Bernardin – a process I enjoy immensely as it gives me the opportunity to work with Chef Eric Ripert one-on-one.
When I sit down for breakfast, I am already excited for lunch and when it is time for lunch, I eat with anticipation for dinner and all the possibilities that a good meal with the perfect wine can bring. I pride myself on approaching wine with enthusiasm and energy and never with pretension. Put simply, wine for me is fun and I am incredibly lucky to have been given the opportunity to make my hobby my job! So please, feel free to explore the site and learn more about my current projects, upcoming seminars and of course, wine!
Aldo Sohm awarded The Bacchus Prize 2012
“Needless to say, Austrian wine holds a very special place in my passion for wine. I’m extremely happy about this award from my home country.”
On Nov. 5, 2012, Aldo Sohm was honored with the highly distinguished Austrian wine award – the Bacchus Prize 2012, which is given to individuals who make outstanding contributions to Austrian wine. At the same time, every year in Austria, the wine of the brand new vintage is blessed according to an old tradition at the official Weintaufe Österreich. [whats this] And so, Sohm, together with the national prize recipient, Karl Stoss – the general director of Casinos Austria AG – gave the newly blessed wine, a Grüner Veltliner from the Weinviertel, the name of “Jackpot”.