In Ancient Rome, Domus Aurea, the “Golden House”, was the opulent home of Emperor Nero that he had lavishly restored after the Great Fire of 64 AD. (I guess Nero needed some better acoustics for his fiddle playing.). There is another Domus Aurea that lies in the foothills of the Andes Mountains in Chile. You …
This wine bring out vivid olfactory memories of one of my all-time favorite reds, the St. Joseph from Pierre Gonon, which I had for the first time in a small wine shop in Hermitage with one of the most colorful characters in wine, a robust gentlemen known as “Le Grec”. I have collected it ever …
Champagne is not a luxury, it’s a necessity. Since I introduced Acadiana to the beautiful Champagne Bereche a couple of years ago, no Champagne has been more requested by MySomm customers. Unfortunately, there is not a ton of this stuff made and Louisiana’s allocation is modest. Luckily, I get a full third of the State’s …
“A good Somm isn’t there to tell you what they like, but to listen to you and figure out what they have that you will like.”
Welcome to MySomm, the best and most convenient way for you to get the wines that you love!
Ben Leger began his career as a busboy at Catahoulas Restaurant in Grand Coteau at the age of 15. At 19, he was named General Manager and put in charge of the restaurant’s wine list. This is where his passion for wine really began. At 21 Ben passed the Introductory Exam from the Court of Master Sommeliers and at 23 became Lafayette’s youngest Sommelier after passing the Court’s Certified Exam.
Ever since then, Ben’s life has been filled with a passion or food and wine. That passion is what his newest project, MySomm, is all about. MySomm wants to share the love and passion for food and wine with all of you and make sure that every sip you take is one you savor.
Here’s how MySomm works:
- Already know what you want? Contact MySomm with your order and if it’s available we’ll get it for you. It’s that easy. Need a recommendation? Even better. Our Court of Master Sommeliers Certified Sommelier specializes in getting to know your palate, learning your likes and dislikes, and pairing wine with food. We like nothing better than turning our friends on to new and exciting wines.
- MySomm is also be available for private events such as tastings, food and wine pairings, & educational wine classes.
- MySomm wants to remove any intimidation from buying wine. Buying and enjoying wine shouldn’t be complicated. MySomm wants to make sure that when you think of wine, you think of Food, Fun, Family, & Friends.
- MySomm will be the last place you ever need to go to get the wines you know and love and the best place for you to discover new and exciting wines to add to your repertoire.