Meet Our Sommelier

Meet Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier

Our resident wine expert, Cameron Douglas, is one of the most acclaimed sommeliers in the entire world – one of only 249 to have ever earned the title Master Sommelier from The Court of Master Sommeliers in Torquay, Devon, England. He travels the world as a judge and restaurant consultant, but always comes home to help us promote “the best wines you’ve never tasted.”

An enthusiasm for all things beverage

Cameron is an experienced wine writer, commentator, judge, reviewer, presenter and consultant. He takes his position as unofficial Ambassador for New Zealand wine very seriously, ensuring he spends time in every wine region in the country regularly.

At home in NZ, he writes regular monthly columns for Hospitality Business and FMCG Business Magazines and contributes to a number of other publications. He reviews wines and makes his notes available both to the wineries and the public, as a courtesy to the Industry.

As a professional Sommelier, Cameron spends much of his time involved in education – academically in charge of the Wine and Beverage Programme at AUT University in Auckland, and ‘out in the field’, consulting for the Wine, Hospitality and Tourism sector, and the interested public.

In New York, he created and continues to consult on the wine list for Matt and Barbara Lambert’s Michelin Starred Restaurant The Musket Room (a showcase for New Zealand Food and Wine). The Musket Room was awarded its Michelin Star only four months after opening and continues to excite the public.

He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Court of Master Sommeliers Americas and is committed to being an instructor and examiner for the MS programme both in the USA and Oceania.