A Different Look At Wine Pairings With Master Of Wine Tim Hanni
One of the first resident Americans to gain a master of wine certification, Tim Hanni has taught, written about and studied flavor balancing and sensory sciences. His often controversial takes on topics such as sweet wines and his 2010 Wine Consumer Analysis study with Dr. Virginia Utermohlen have sparked discussion from industry experts such as Jancis Robinson. Hanni has also been open about his former alcoholism and his subsequent abstention from alcohol for the last two decades— a challenge for a wine lover and chef, although he still tastes professionally.
Hanni dropped out of college in 1972 to go work in the kitchen at Bern's Steakhouse, then apprenticed in pastries and garde manger in the Miami area and became an executive chef in 1975, in various clubs and hotels on the East coast, until 1982. He also worked with Beringer Wine Estates (and its new owners Foster’s Wine Estates) as director of international developments for 15 years, as well as consulting with hotels and restaurants around the globe.
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