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HODINKEE Radio Episode 76: Sommelier Aldo Sohm, And Grand Seiko Designer Nobuhiro Kosugi

Radio Episode 76: Sommelier Aldo Sohm, And Grand Seiko Designer Nobuhiro Kosugi

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Pour yourself a glass of wine (or an espresso, in case you’re listening first thing Monday morning) and get comfortable. Our principle visitor this week is Aldo Sohm , the honor winning sommelier at both New York City establishment Le Bernardin and his eponymous Aldo Sohm Wine Bar (which is directly nearby to the three-Michelin-star eatery). Aldo is a true blue watch fellow, who’s gone on a comparable gathering excursion to the majority of us, investigating both the nuts and bolts and more exclusive brands. He’s likewise one of those energetic lovers who’s continually drawing associations among watches and different things in his day to day existence – regardless of whether that is wine, travel, or something different completely. That he’s a conceived narrator, has an insidious comical inclination, and loves being with individuals just makes him a more amazing HODINKEE Radio visitor. Notwithstanding discussing watches and his profession as a somm, we additionally examine his new book, Wine Simple , which tries to make wine more fun and more approachable. It’s fabulous and in case you’re at all intrigued by the subject, I enthusiastically recommend you give it a read.

After that, we have another truly fascinating discussion for you this week. During some new voyages, our editorial manager in-boss, Mr. Jack Forster, plunked down with Grand Seiko creator Nobuhiro Kosugi to discuss what separates the brand’s manifestations from those of its Swiss partners. They cover the first motivation for the notable 44GS, what makes Japanese plan extraordinary, and how nature is the best guide around. Regardless of whether you’re a genuine Grand Seiko geek, I guarantee you will discover some new information here. 

We trust you appreciate Episode 76 of HODINKEE Radio. Look at the show notes underneath and let us understand your opinion in the comments.

Wrist Check

Aldo invests the majority of his energy going around, managing clients at both Le Bernardin and Aldo Sohm Wine Bar. This implies his every day observe should be comfortable, refined, and somewhat under-the-radar. He needn’t bother with individuals focused on his wrist while he’s conversing with them about what to pour. This titanium Quai de L’Ile from Vacheron Constantin marks each of the three boxes easily. It’s somewhat of an unordinary watch for Vacheron Constantin, yet that is important for the interest for Aldo as well. The matte titanium case is lightweight and doesn’t get an excess of light, the elastic lash can get destroyed and will not get odd scents (significant, since Aldo’s feeling of smell is basic to his work), and the dial has recently that additional piece of visual interest to keep him locked in. It’s a piece class, it’s a gnawed off-beat, and it’s 100% Aldo.

Show Notes


Aldo Sohm, Sommelier and Winemaker


IWC GST Perpetual Calendar Chronograph In Titanium


Wine Simple

A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia

 A. Lange & Söhne Datograph


History Of The 44GS Case Design

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