Top Ten—Élyse Lambert, Master Sommelier
For those who sleep with a corkscrew under their pillow.
July 8, 2015
The Court of Master Sommeliers recently welcomed Montreal-born Élyse Lambert into their ranks, one of only seven new recruits. Here's what she loves, besides kicking ass in the wine world.
1. MY NEW RUNNING SHOES
"Pink Nike Pegasus 31s. Didn't buy them for the color for sure...but when I tried them on the store, I fell in love with their comfort. The color is growing on me now, and I am running, running, running!"
2. NESPRESSO MACHINE
"Because once you adopt this machine that gives you a coffee without compromise each and every day of your life...always use the milk frother for my first coffee of the morning!"
3. COCOMIRA DARK CHOCOLATE
"Perfect chocolate and caramel combination. By itself, on vanilla ice cream with some homemade crumble...so scrumptious."
4. ABC KITCHEN IN NEW YORK CITY
"My last trip in the Big Apple was so great, which I love for its restaurant scene. ABC Kitchen was such a treat! Great food, great service, small but well-balanced wine list. A must if you go to NYC."
5. HWY 1 IN CALIFORNIA
"I accomplished one of the things I had on my life 'to-do' list recently: driving for a few hours on Hwy 1, following the ocean. How many times you can say "wow" in one day."
Fabien, Ryo, & Vanessa. | Courtesy Au Fil du Zinc
6. PRODUTTORI DEL BARBARESCO
"For their story, their wines, and their price. I love Nebbiolo!"
7. THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY
"Just because! I like happy movies, and this one has a great landscape and soundtrack."
8. A TRIP TO CHABLIS
"Lovely village, great wines, welcoming people. Au Fil du Zinc restaurant is a must. Fantastic wine list at more than a decent price. Great food. Pass my regards to Fabien, the owner, and ask for his wine recommendation."
9. HOT YOGA
"What a great way to find your inner balance and sweat everything out. Love it for the focus."
"My corkscrew never leaves me...except in the airplane. I love my Laguiole. Looks great, works well, and has a life guarantee."