SOMM SPOTLIGHT: Jason Jacobeit of Bâtard

On today’s Somm Spotlight, we are highlighting Jason Jacobeit. As the wine director of the Michelin-starred restaurant Bâtard, Jason’s job is to delight guests with wines that pair with Chef Markus Glocker’s Austrian-inspired, modern European cuisine. (You can watch our Where the Chefs Eat episode with Markus Glocker here.)

“Helping people discover Burgundy is literally what I do on the floor here every single night,” Jason Jacobeit says at the onset of our Follow that Somm episode featuring him. He takes Carole on a journey from the Maconnais, all the way up to the Côte de Nuits, describing how Chardonnay takes on a different character depending on where you are in Burgundy. Finally, the food comes out: a risotto laced with freshly foraged mushrooms, marscapone, and lovage. “This is as classic a white Burgundy pairing as you are likely to find anywhere,” Jason proclaims, and of course it turns out to be true.

Jason didn’t stop at Follow that Somm for his shoot with Wine4Food. We were lucky enough to get his Somm Tasting Notes for Domaine Philippe Goulley Petit Chablis, and it takes him roughly a minute and a half to give us not only his tasting notes and pairing advice, but a short history of the region as well. Unlike Burgundy, Chablis is a region in which only Chardonnay is grown; no Pinot Noir allowed. This is a must watch for white wine lovers:

Thanks to Jason Jacobeit and everyone at Bâtard for an incredible shoot. If you want to make sure you’re receiving all of our content from the best somms in the world, be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channelLike us on Facebook, and Follow us on Instagram. Domaine Philippe Goulley Petit Chablis is imported by Golden Ram Imports. Check their Where to Buy page to look for this wine at a retail store near you.