Pascaline Lepeltier

Growing up in the Loire, Pascaline Lepeltier turned from an academic path in philosophy to wine. In 2018, she won the Union de la Sommellerie Française Best Sommelier of France title, and became the first woman ever to win the prestigious Meilleur Ouvrier de France award in Sommellerie. She has been based in New York since 2009 where she runs the beverage program of Chambers restaurant, and her first solo book A Thousand Vines will be published in English next year in the UK and the US by Mitchell Beazley.