Sam Christie is a serial restaurateur from Sydney, whose impressive career has so far spanned more than 3 decades.
Working in some of Australia’s most iconic restaurants, Christie began his journey at the quintessential Bayswater Brasserie, before moving on to three-hatted Bilson’s followed by multi-award winning and internationally renowned Tetsuya’s.
Christie opened his first venture, Longrain in 1999 in Sydney’s Surry Hills, the restaurant and Christie himself soon gained popularity and the ground breaking modern Thai restaurant was expanded to Melbourne and Tokyo.
“A bunch of great wines from makers I have either a personal connection with, or are firm favourites that I often list.”
Sam Christie 6-Pack
INCLUDED IN THIS PACK
A versatile and highly drinkable selection of wines by Director and Sommelier of The Apollo, Longrain and Cho Cho San, Sam Christie.
Featuring wines that frequently feature on his wine lists and some personal favourites from his highly regarded importers and producers. These wines are made to take the indecision out of food pairing as they can be enjoyed with any cuisine!
Sam is now partnered alongside Executive Chef Jonathan Barthelmess in two of his latest ventures, the beloved modern Greek taverna The Apollo and the izakaya inspired Cho Cho San, both in Potts Point NSW.
He continues to take charge of writing the wine lists at both restaurants, creating a sample of his favourite gluggable wines from local wine maker and importer friends. Christie promotes wine education among his team and customers alike, keeping a focus on both classic and alternate varieties that are highly drinkable and pair well with food.
@samgchristie @theapollosydney @chochosansydney
Explore Sam’s Selections
Jim Barry Assyrtiko 2020
Greece’s most well-regarded white variety Assyrtiko – is originally from the island of Santorini – but it is now planted all over Greece and in the Clare Valley. This expression cries out for some barbequed seafood and a squeeze of lemon.
Monte Carbone Soave Classico Garganega 2018
Just saying soave is almost enough. This stylish label and bottle belies the fact that this is a truly complex, slightly pithy, textural yet clean expression of Garganega.
Cobaw Ridge Il Pinko Rosé 2020
Made from shiraz grown by the incredible Cooper family, this is a serious yet super glug-able wine. It is easily one of the best rosésinthe country.
COS Frappato 2020
Probably one of the lightest red wines doing the rounds, this Frappato loves a slight chill and can be drunk day or night, with nothing or everything.