Roving Sommelier loves wine and adores exquisite artisan chocolate and sweet treats. Over the years, award-winning sommelier Robert Giorgione has worked with many top pastry chefs and chocolatiers. These include William Curley, Sarah Frankland, Raffaella Baruzzo, Helen Heslop, Alexeeva & Jones in London, and Stephen Trigg of Leeds-based Lauden Chocolates.

As well as hosting many pop ups and tastings, Robert Giorgione has also won many awards for his sommelier skills and his expertise in food and wine matching.

In October 2012, Robert and Sarah Frankland competed in the prestigious Roussillon Dessert Trophy representing Team William Curley and won the UK Final held in London.

In April 2013, Robert and Sarah representing the UK as Team William Curley went on to compete in and win the European Final of the Roussillon Dessert Trophy held in Perpignan, South-west France. They successfully beat off the crème de la crème of international pastry chefs and sommeliers from Belgium, Holland, Denmark, and Germany.

Robert is passionate about sweet things, including artisan chocolates and dessert wines and currently stocks a wonderful range of interesting Vin Doux Naturel and other dessert wines from the best boutique vineyards from around the world.

What is more, we have teamed up with two local exceptionally talented pastry chefs and artisan chocolatiers.

Beverly Reed of Creative Food is local to us here in South Wales and regularly sells her wares at regional farmers’ markets in Usk and Abergavenny. You can also follow her on X (formerly Twitter) @BevCreativeFood

We have also partnered with award-winning Welsh chocolatiers, Coco Pzazz, who are based in Powys, in the heart of Wales, where they produce top-notch artisan chocolate bars and fudge, using innovative flavours with a sense of pzazz.

Coco Pzazz has also launched their limited edition, chocolate bars in the Wales Travel range. Themed by four iconic Welsh regions – Pembrokeshire; Snowdonia; Gower Peninsula, and Anglesey – each chocolate bar features unique flavours using Welsh ingredients, all packaged with snazzy travel postcard designs by local artists.

Whether as an ideal gift for that special person, or for a celebratory treat for yourself, it will be a delicious discovery of pure chocolate indulgence. What’s not to like?