The Ambassador of Indulgence
The keen memory of the palate.
When it comes to indulgence and the good life, then you’ll not just find a great reception in Sesto, but also the odd acknowledged expert or two. And as far as culinary matters are concerned, one person in particular shouldn’t be missed: Petra Egarter. As a passionate wine sommelier and beer expert, she is the first port of call for many connoisseurs looking for the perfect accompanying wine or beer to go with their meal. Sesto’s restaurateurs count on her trained palate too and go to her for the occasional insider tip. For Petra, quality in a glass is a calling. She travels a great deal in the search for the perfect tipple. She scours wine growing areas, and visits both renowned and small, unknown wineries. Despite her curiosity and broad culinary perspective, the sommelier places a great deal of importance on regionalism when making her recommendations. As an ambassador of the “Sciabola D’Oro” federation, with a personalised sabre of honour, she is also happy to pass on her in-depth knowledge to interested parties at tasting sessions. And what does an indulgence ambassador prefer to drink in private? Anyone hoping for an exclusive top tip will be disappointed. That’s because she doesn’t have a personal favourite wine or beer. The content of her glass changes with the seasons. However, a quality Pinot Noir is always a good option. If Petra Egarter had to sum up the taste of South Tyrol in a nutshell, then she would probably go with a tried and tested favourite – genuine Bauernspeck bacon with a fine Schiava.