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Please tell us about yourself

Being a Wine Sommelier is not just a job, Its a passion for me. I did my Post Graduation in International Hospitality Management from Cesar Ritz Colleges in Switzerland. Have the experience to live and work with the people from different backgrounds and cultures. Have a certification in wine from Guild of Sommelier Association(Certified Sommelier), WSET 2 with a Distinction and WSET 3 with Merit. Love to travel around different places. To be a sommelier, its living a dream.

Tell us about your career path. How did you end up in such an offbeat, unconventional and cool career?

Rahul is passionate about wine and loves to share his vast knowledge about it – from the history over the wine making process to the end product. Born in India, his passion has taken him around the world, to USA where he received his sommelier license, to Switzerland for his Masters degree in hospitality, then to Italy to learn about this favourite wines and on to the Seychelles where he worked as sommelier before joining bridges. He is now living his dream in Bali!

What is your job like at Bridges Bali?

He enjoys talking to the guests, proposing wine pairings for their meals, surprising them with drops they might not even have heard of. He is enthusiastic about bridges’ DIVINE Fridays and wine tasting Masterclass concept which challenges him to put together an interesting selection of five wines every week for wine lovers and those wishing to learn more.

Rahul is in charge of bridges wine lists, for the restaurant and for the wine bar as well as overseeing the offering of over 350 labels in our wine loft. On our food menu, you will find his wine pairing suggestions for each dish. In addition to the weekly wine events, his expertise is invaluable for all our special events like the Ubud Food Festival that bridges is a regular partner of.