The restaurant Fischers Fritz has appointed a new head sommelier since
May 2012: Andrew Connor will now be responsible for the international wine list, which comprises over 470 wines.
Originally from New Zealand, Connor began his career 13 years ago overseas in London. It was there he discovered his passion for wine, despite having already completed an art degree. After starting out as a bartender at a London wine bar, Connor quickly moved onwards and upwards; as of 2005, among other things, he worked as head sommelier at London restaurants and hotels such as “Cecconis” in Mayfair, “The Bentley Kempinski” in Kensington and “The Lanesborough” in Knightsbridge. From 2009, before moving over to Berlin, he worked at "Lutyens Restaurant”, a Prescott & Conran Ltd project. Besides this, Andrew Connor was announced City of London’s “Sommelier
of the Year” in 2008 and also took part in the international sommelier of the year competition in Rome in 2009.
The 37-year-old amateur chef is married to a Berliner and enjoys cooking for friends and family. At the Regent Berlin, his main focus will be on purchasing wine, developing the wine list and training restaurant staff. Besides this, he will be responsible for selecting specific wines to best complement meals prepared by the restaurant’s two Michelin star chef, Christian Lohse.