A contemporary wine and wellness themed blog and services; Sumi conducts wine tasting workshops and experiences across London & Surrey




Welcome to Sumilier, the site that covers Wines and much more. I am Sumita Sarma (Sumi), founder of Sumilier, a qualified and experienced wine expert and communicator.  Whilst deep into studying wines, the term "Sumilier" (derived from 'Sommelier') became synonymous with my name and has stuck on since then. A passionate wine collector and a wine reviewer, while I am known to be seriously witty, there may be moments where I come across as light-heartedly nerdy as well. But the intention is pure and simple - to share the drinks passion! 

Sumilier is a wine website dedicated to the profound world of Wine & Spirits. Through this website, the aim is to create and share content on wine and travel experiences around the world, while being on the look out for the most accessible, quality wines. Other advisory roles also include wine workshops, social partnerships and wine education. 

As a qualified wine professional, I conduct Masterclasses and host wine events and tasting experiences around London and Surrey to share and create awareness about wines and spirits. In addition also cover lifestyle concepts such as destinations, wellness and alternative gastronomic cuisines. We also have a great mix of experienced contributors who add value to our site content. The take away from our content, masterclasses and workshops are the beautiful and healthy social connections and networks that are created and ultimately that is what matters the most. I welcome you to explore the site and its various pages and hope that it will stimulate your palate in positive ways.

" Wine can be a better teacher than ink, and banter is often better than books" - Stephen Fry




What is Wellness? 

"Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices towards a healthy and fulfilling life" - UC Davis
"....a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absense of disease or infirmity....Wellness is more than being free from illness, it is a dynamic process of change and growth" - World Health Organisation
"...a conscious, self-directed and evolving process of achieving full potential" - The National Wellness Institute

Apart from wines, we are passionate campaigners of wellness. Life is all about striking a balance, so are wines... so is wellness! There are many common themes underlying both wines and wellness which are intriguing as well as vitalising. The creation of Sumilier has come up from the desire to unite both wines & wellness and blend them into our lifestyles.

Through regular content creation works which include digital media such as online, podcasts and vlogs, we wish to inspire and promote a contemporary generation of conscientious and enthusiastic "Health Freaks and Wine Geeks". It is important to work towards a mindful and meaningful life in our journey towards creating the perfect balance in life.  We love the field of wines and spirits but we are also responsible tasters. Being aware of who we are, leads to healthy appreciation of other things in life. Sumilier supports the campaign of drinkaware.co.uk to promote healthy and moderate drinking. We keep up not only with the latest wine trends but also go a step forward in communicating and supporting the essential ingredients of wellness that is so important to a rounded and holistic life.