Born in the beautiful Beaujolais region, French Sommelier Emmanuel (Manu) Rosier is a world traveller and an over-achiever.
Raised in Cote d’Ivoire in Africa, he came back to his native region at the age of nine. His grandfather made him try his first wine – Beaujolais, of course – a splash of wine with some water. Later on, Emmanuel went to study tourism and marketing and got a couple of degrees in Finland and Belgium on the way. His travels then took him all the way to New Zealand where Manu discovered where his real passion was; in wine and service.
Since February 2022, Manu is in Paris and works now as Head Sommelier at the Restaurant Drouant, a temple for wines from the Rhone Valley – over 650 positions from that region alone – and a 1500 position-strong wine.
Manu also has a consulting agency in Berlin working in tourism and marketing, together with his partner. At the same time, he pursues his studies, as well as being a true and active Ambassador for Beaujolais, New Zealand and German wines. (By the way, if you ever get to meet him, do not mention that Beaujolais is a part of Burgundy…)