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Lukasz Kolodziejczyk

Head of fine wine at Cult Wines

Lukasz Kolodziejczyk

Lukasz joined Cult Wines following a career spanning more than a decade in the hospitality industry. Whilst studying wine in Poland, Lukasz took the decision to pursue his career in one of the world's best restaurants, The Fat Duck in Bray, England. Following 7 successful years at The Fat Duck, where Lukasz honed his skills as a sommelier he joined Michelin starred restaurant Pollen Street Social as Head Sommelier, where he oversaw a wine list of 800 bins and a team of 7 sommeliers. This gave Lukasz the opportunity to cement his reputation as one of the finest sommeliers in the UK, his success in national competition coupled with earning his Court of Master Sommeliers Advanced certificate is testament to this. Lukasz’s role will see him oversee a number of key activities, including working closely with producers, arranging tastings, events, dinners and hosting masterclass events. He will also be using his contacts and knowledge base to further develop our on-trade sales, sourcing unique parcels of wines to develop and expand our retail sales offering. Lukasz will also be on hand to provide expert consultancy services to our growing worldwide client base. He will work with customers to help advise and build home wine cellars, evaluate and appraise existing collections. During his time in the restaurant industry, Lukasz has had the opportunity to taste an enviable back catalogue of the world’s greatest wines and will be sharing his personal tasting notes, reviews and recommendations on our blog throughout the course of the year.

Insights by Lukasz Kolodziejczyk (6)

How To Master The Skill Of Pouring Wine, According To An Expert

We all know how to pour a glass of wine, right? Wrong. Depending on how you pour your wine, you can actually enrich the taste of it. You don't need to perform silver service in your own home (unless you want to, of course), but drawing upon sommelier know-how will improve the taste and develop your confidence when you are next surrounded by guests.

A Beginner’s Guide To Taking Wine Tasting Notes

For both casual and avid wine drinkers alike, tasting notes are an important barometer in gauging how likely one is to enjoy that particular wine. While the memory of tasting wines may last for several days, when you frequently taste many wines in a short period of time, they can be hard to accurately remember down to the last detail.

5 perfect picnic wines, according to a wine expert

Heatwave conditions, where temperatures have exceeded 30 degrees, are set to continue in parts of southern and central England. The picnic is a great British institution, and it's likely to be more popular than ever as people turn their attention to safer socialising outdoors.

How Is The Sweetness Of Wine Measured? An Expert Explains

Like so many elements in the fascinating world of wine, the concept of sweetness is often open to debate. For some connoisseurs, a wine may only be considered sweet if it falls among those categories boasting the highest levels of residual sugar, such as Tokaji and Passito wines.

Wine Pairings Made Simple By A Wine Expert

When it comes to food, we can struggle to find the perfect wine pairing. Balancing the abundance of different tastes, textures and flavours with the characteristics of a wine is understandably overwhelming- especially with the wide variety on the market.
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