Very mildly allergic to wine, cheese and chocolate.
Passionately loves: Riesling, Gewürztraminer, sweet wines
oysters, foie gras, truffles,
slow-cooked meats, aged cheeses,
chocolate, berries, passion fruit.
Passionately hates: Celeriac.
First and only International Sommelier Guild Certified Educator in Türkiye
International Sommelier Guild ISGM candidate
Court of Master Sommeliers Certified Sommelier
WSET Advanced Level 3
The Culinary Institute of America '08, New York, Culinary Arts
Born in İzmir, Türkiye; vintage 1987.
İzmir Saint Joseph High School ’02; İzmir Atatürk High School ’06; The Culinary Institute of America New York, Culinary Arts ’08.
Worked as a
Represented Türkiye in Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Jeunes Sommelier Competition, 2013 in Washington DC.
Somelyer since 2017.