Food & Wine names Brent Braun one of 2107's sommeliers of the year!
It comes as no surprise to us at Castagna that our sommelier Brent has been recognized by Food and Wine Magazine. He is a creative force and has elevated the dining experience to new heights. His pairings are an exploration of rare, old, and under-acknowledged wine; as well as sake, beer, cider, vermouth, and other unconventional treats. His appreciation for the nuanced world of wine makes him eager to seek out the little-known producer, the nearly-extinct grape, and the tiny regions of the world so often overshadowed by the heavy hitters. Food & Wine Magazine has chosen to place Brent in the top tier of the country's wine professionals and has written a short article on him and his wine program here at Castagna- including some of his favorite wine picks for spring! You can find the article here. In addition, Eater PDX, got a hold of Brent in London and published a delightful interview with him! You can read it here. We could not be more proud of Brent! We hope you find time to visit us soon. Whether you opt for the wine pairings or choose something off the bottle list, we think Brent's spirit and love of wine show through!