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Albert Blaize appointed sommelier and beverage director for St Leonards 

Chefs and restaurateurs Jackson Boxer and Andrew Clarke appointed Albert Blaize as the new sommelier and beverage director for their two restaurants, St Leonards and Brunswick House, last month as well as the recently opened Orasay in Notting Hill.

Blaize’s primary focus will be on the bar at St Leonards, with the intention of establishing the venue as Shoreditch’s number one destination to try rare wines by the glass.

Alongside his work at St Leonards, Blaize will continue to develop and grow the wine lists at Brunswick House and Orasay, ensuring a choice of unique bottles remain at the core of each restaurant.

Blaize will also be curating a number of events taking place throughout the year.  A series of wine tasting evenings will showcase lesser known regions and producers while a weekly food and wine pairing evening, taking place on Tuesdays, will give guests the opportunity to bring their own bottle for a reduced corkage fee, with Blaize on hand to suggest snacks and small plates to pair with the wine.

Joining the team from his most recent position as head of wine at The Mandrake in Fitzrovia, Blaize brings with him a wealth of international industry experience, with stints at The Clove Club, Trullo and Le Manoir Aux-Quat Saisons.

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