Yuhei Teraoka, director of Y-IGREK Burgundy Merchants shares with The Yum List a little about life as a sommelier and new business person.
What do you do and how did you get into the industry?
I am a sommelier and wine shop owner. I got into this industry by my mother’s influence, who is a food critic.
Share with us an interesting story from behind the scenes.
When I was young, I popped the Champagne and the cork hit the face of the customer!
What’s the best/ worst part of your job?
BEST: get to know who is who in the country.
Worst: NO CHRISTMAS!!
What’s your favourite wine?
The most impressive wine I have ever drunk is a 1991 Henri Jayer Vosne Romanee 1er Cru “Cros Parantoux”
The perfect day off would be…
… not stepping out from my house and doing absolutely nothing. In this industry, we are always out of our homes so on my days off I like to do nothing.
A day in the life of a business owner is…
I just started my own business so am still figuring this out.
What do you do for fun?
I love to eat and travel.
What’s something you’d like guests to know about Y Burgundy Merchants?
It’s the only place you can get good Burgundy wine in KL.
What’s your favourite food and beverage pairing?
BBQ pork ribs & Dr Pepper.
What’s in store for you in the upcoming months?
We’ve just received a shipment of some very good Burgundies…