Ryan Robinson, wine director at Chandlers Steakhouse in Downtown Boise, is now an advanced sommelier as awarded by the Court of Master Sommeliers. There are only about 1,200 advanced sommeliers in the Americas, Australia and New Zealand, and Robinson is believed to be the first in Idaho to earn the honor after taking a three-day exam earlier this year.
“We are incredibly proud of Ryan for achieving such notable status within the restaurant industry,” said Rex Chandler, owner and founder of Chandlers.
Robinson also was recently voted fan favorite at the Somms Under Fire competition in Austin, Texas, where he made the final round as one of the top three sommeliers in the United States.
Chandlers is at 981 W. Grove St in Boise.