New president in Monaco is Dominique Milardi

Dominique is in the hospitality business for a long time with very precise philosophy about wines.

He is member of several very influence associations in Monaco. Like Monaco Wine stewards Association, Monaco Slow Food International Association, Big golden Cordon and French cooking and many more…

He created Association of the Maitres d’Hotel of Cote d’Azur and Monaco and being a President for a several years.

He is a co-founder of the competition of the Best Maitres d’Hotel of the Luxury hotels of Cote d’ Azur and Monaco and co-founder od the “Attellet d’Or Association”.

  • 1st place of Trophee Jacquart of the Best Maitre d’Hotel Provence-Alpes-Cote d’ Azur 2000
  • 3rd place Trophee Jacquart of the Best Maitre d’Hotel, France

After numerous experiences in big Luxury hotels and restaurants he entered in 2005 as a Head Wine steward in the restaurant “Intempo” of the Meridien Beach Plaza in Monaco. He is a trainer for the world group Starwod and assures courses of oenology every week.

He is a Vice-president of the A.M.I.R.A.  and a technical committee of International competition of international wines “Women and Wines of the World”  and so much more!

Check here what he told us about his plans and visions:

Q1: What is your vision/plans in the future for Monaco Association of Sommeliers? 

  • To continue the good work done By Patrice Frank and Jean Pallanca the 2 past Presidents.
  • To promote and encourage our sommeliers Association By a good communication, Facebook, Instagram, website, newspaper…
  • To work with the others Association of sommeliers regional and International, in order To have more contacts and opportunity.
  • To help the Monaco Candidate By All the ways for the future issues, Best sommelier of the world in 2019 in Belgium and the others competitions like best sommelier of Europe etc.
  • To do some formations and Master Class, wine tasting, vineyards visits, in order To help all the sommeliers of out country To progress and .be open mind in their passion/work…

Q2. How do you see development/promotion of the sommelier profession in Monaco and world?

I think our noble profession is changing. Now we not only have to select wines, making a wine list, or selling wines. Our role is more and more dedicated to be Ambassador…
Ambassador of the place you work, Ambassador of the wines and winemakers. Ambassador of your Country…

Also it is very important to be passionate and open mind, to be a good technician is not enough anymore  to be representative, humble, and always keeping in mind that when you think you know, you realize that you know nothing…

Knowledge of the wines of all around the world is also very important, in this world economy…

I am convinced that our passion/profession is the best we can do in order to be in harmony with the other, and giving our modest contribution to build a safe and better world.

Be green, it’s a necessity, but not in a stupid way, using the technology which is very useful ONLY if necessary…

Having good sense, le the base!

Everybody can add his heart and passion, this is for sure the way I work.