Dalälva Wine Tastings and Consulting started in Sweden, in April 2013. Then hosting Wine tastings at many different venues; businesses, homes, 500 year old cellars, and Estates around Northern Sweden. Reaching great success in Sweden, Dalälva Wine tastings and Consulting has now started in the US!
Many ask… What is a Gastro-Sommelier?
The Gastro-Sommelier is an elusive being, as there are very few in the world; estimated less than 50 exist! This species are experts in both food, and wine, and are the worlds leading, and only experts in the science of correctly pairing food & wine!
Hannah Bellemare (formerly Dalälva) is Las Vegas’s very own Gastro-Sommelier! With studies at the University of Umeå where she attained her degree in Gastronomy, Culinary Science. She went on to study for her Advanced Sommeliers diploma from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust granted by the Swedish Restaurant Academy of Stockholm.
“Hannah Bellemare is a leading expert in her field but still manages to be very personable, easy to like, and easy to understand. Both her tastings and lectures are interesting, educational, but also intensely entertaining.”
-Camilla Ingvarsson, Swedish Government Institution for continued learning.
“Hannah from Dalälva offered a Basal Flavor Study at a beer event that my boyfriend and I attended in April of 2017. While I was initially intrigued by the opportunity to drink wine (as always), the experience of the basal flavor study offered much more value than simply drinking the wine alone. We even bought some of the food and wine pairings (*ahem* Riesling and Lemons) after the event to show our families the magic of the basal! The effort that Hannah put forth in setting up this event was noticeable in the foods she offered and the knowledge she shared with her audience. She also made herself available to answer questions or share in a few laughs throughout the study.
The basal tasting was such a pleasant surprise and I would love to attend another Dalälva event in the future!”
-Melanie Campbell, participant at the “Super Secret Basal Flavor tasting,” at The Buzz. The Free Library of Philadelphias first ever roof top wine tasting.