TORONTO—Master sommelier Bruce Wallner is
joining the Trump International Hotel & Toronto food and beverage team,
according an Oct. 17 release.
Wallner is one of three Canadian master
sommeliers; he was certified in November 2009 and earned the title of Ontario’s
Best Sommelier in April 2012.
According to a release, Wallner will focus on
guests at Stock Restaurant Bar & Lounge and Suits Lobby Lounge.
“Helping wine enthusiasts to uncover the endless delights available from
wine has always been my top priority and I look forward to assisting guests of
Trump Toronto in reaching their wine goals,” said Wallner. “It is my adamant
belief that the sommelier’s role is to act as the direct connection between the
consumer and the wine producer and Stock and Suits offer some of the best
options available in Canada.”
Wallner’s experience includes a position as the first chef sommelier to
serve the Palazzo Versace Australia, where he designed and executed a beverage
training program that highlighted the sommelier profession in the Australian hospitality
industry. He was the first sommelier from outside of France to serve at the
UK’s Hotel du Vin, where he worked for five years.