Bar Susu Welcomes New Wine Lead

Bar Susu Stephanie Alishan, Photo credit: Sarah Annand
Photo credit: Sarah Annand

VANCOUVER — Bar Susu has added London-born artist and sommelier Stephanie Alishan to its team as wine lead. Together with Boxset Collective’s wine director Jayton Paul, Alishan will oversee and help cultivate the ever-evolving wine list at Bar Susu.

Alishan has been part of the hospitality industry for more than 10 years, having worked at renowned establishments in her hometown of London, as well as Glasgow, Guatemala and now Canada. Most recently, she spent time with London’s Super 8 Restaurants. Prior to that, she honed her skills at award-winning Spanish and Italian small-plates destination Salt Yard, known to be a pioneer in the natural-wine movement in London. Her journey began at Polpo in Soho (west end of London).

“Stephanie joined us about a month ago, and she’s already making waves at Bar Susu with her global experience and love for natural wines and good food,” says Cody Allmin, co-founder of Boxset Collective, the team behind Published on Main, Bar Susu, Novella, Twin Sails Brewing and Thorn & Burrow Wines. “She’s hugely passionate about the low-intervention winemaking industry, and we look forward to being able to introduce even more up-and-coming wines and gems to our guests.”

“I’m so excited to be part of the Bar Susu team, especially because they share in my dedication to finding and serving delicious natural wines,” says Alishan. “I’m passionate about ancient wine-making methods, especially those that combine history with modern natural methods, which protect and respect the environment. There are so many great winemakers and viticulturists out there, and I can’t wait to continue discovering them and bringing their wines to Vancouver.”

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