A CONSULTING WINE
Wine expert consultant specialized in Wine List Creation, Procurement, Costing, Menu & Wine List alignment, Drinks training, Drinks Service training, corporate wine tasting, hosting wine dinners, create private cellars, Product evaluation & brand awareness strategies.
If you have a current cellar, you wish to restore in the privacy of your own home or desire to build up one, then Let's talk Somm. We come in and do an evaluation of what exactly is required or desired and your cellar gets personalized around your very own taste and wines selected for aging will pretty much showcase the character of reference with time.
Wine Program Consultation for your establishment
Whether you need to establish a wine program for a single outlet as a restaurant or an establishment with several outlets that have various cuisines in their menus, then we can fully assist building the wine program fitting to the Chef's menu. With years of experience in different cuisines we at Let's talk Somm pride ourselves for the knowledge and flexibility in food and wine pairing, years in service on the floor in top establishments have not allowed us to fall short in top service delivery either, so Let's talk Somm!
Wine-lists creation and correction
Creation from scratch, Beverage costings- We do old school costing that many may feel comfortable and accustomed to, and Progressional costing which is an International Costing intertwined with local methods, this provides movement on the dogs, it could turn puzzles to plowhorses and plowhorses to stars, Let's Talk.
Food and Wine Events
If you require new, fresh, and innovative ideas to refreshen the food and wine offering at your establishment then lets talk and build one from a fresh perspective. From wine dinners to a socially distanced cocktail party, we can guide you to the correct theme aligned with bespoke beverages.
Specialized wine tours
Visiting S.A or simply thinking of visiting the Winelands, let us take you about to the farm that is most suitable to your style. We curate the most sensational experience that you would not ever want to forget.
Corporate Beverage Tastings
We talk about wine but have an ability to include the non-alcoholic wine drinkers to the fold of any corporate tastings. Nothing has build teams better than a wine event, let us take your team on an executive wine tour or a wine-gaming adventure. Though it's tough in terms of having bold numbers during tastings in the aftermath of a pandemic, we are certainly making room for more glasses. So Let's talk Somm!
About the Founder & Executive Director
Accomplished wine specialist Pearl Oliver-Mbumba is well recognized for driving a true passion for wine in the hospitality industry.
Having done her time in five-star establishments such as One&Only Cape Town, Taj Cape Town, and Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel amongst others, she has successfully executed award-winning wine lists for Diners Club International and Platter’s wine list awards.
She has completed WSET Level 2 and pursuing Level 3, Certification at the Cape Wine Academy, and A certificate from the UCT GSB in the business of wine. She served as a wine judge for Wineland magazine, Ultra Value Wine Challenge, and Shiraz SA, amongst others.
Pearl is an honorary executive board member of the South African Sommeliers Association (SASA), and a previous chairperson of the Black Cellar Club (BLACC) & Brand Ambassador for the Club since the latter part of 2020.