Aldo Sohm


New York

Aldo Sohm, chef sommelier at New York’s Le Bernardin, is well known for his food and wine pairings — his classic duo is Le Bernardin’s scallops with morels teamed with Chablis 1er Cru Vaillon, Defaix 2000. Sohm oversees the celebrated restaurant’s wine collection of 15,000 bottles. The Austrian-born Sohm landed in New York in 2004 after a couple stints at Austria’s finest restaurants. In 2008, a year after he joined Le Bernardin, Sohm was named Best Sommelier in the World by the Worldwide Sommelier Association. In 2009, the Austrian-born Sohm launched his own label Sohm & Kracher, which focuses on the wines of Austria. He also created a bespoke corkscrew by Laguiole, and has a stemware line produced by Austrian glassware company Zalto.