Head Sommelier and Wine Buyer
Passing over a career in marketing once the wine bug bit, Italian-born Melania Battiston swapped university for the WSET and Court of Master Sommelier exams and is now sizing up what it takes to become an MS.
Her ideal list must have value at whatever price point, while ticking boxes for both customer and sommelier alike, blending traditional with more adventurous finds, all of which shines through on the moreish list at Medlar, where she has worked for five years.
Now working as a Junior Food & Beverage manager at Aman Resorts, Melania is moving around the Aman’s properties around the world, bringing her knowledge and charisma when it comes to wine.
In 2022 she won Young Sommelier Competition and was nr 3 on Harper’s Top 25 Sommeliers in the UK.
You can also view her Instagram account here https://www.instagram.com/mela_batti/