Javier Tena has joined The Exchequer Wine Bar in Ranelagh as Sommelier.
Javier originates from Madrid, Spain where he studied for a Masters Degree in Media Communications in the Rey Juan Carlos University. Before coming to Ireland last year, Javier spent a decade in the United Kingdom, predominately in London, where he attained a Level 3 merit in Wine & Spirit Education Trust’s (WSET) and AVANTA Customer Service Level 2.
Javier brings ten year's experience to this role. His fervour for creating wine lists and helping patrons find a wine they love developed during the years he spent working in Gordon’s Wine Bar, the oldest wine bar in London. It was there he gained valuable experience developing pairing menus and introducing people from all over the world to new styles of wine.