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Anguilla’s Famed Malliouhana Resort Partners with Award-Winning Sommelier Shelley Lindgren to Launch New Wine Program

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Malliouhana will welcome guests back this November with exciting new wine menus and experiences, exclusively curated by Lindgren 

ANGUILLA (November 16, 2023) – Malliouhana, Anguilla’s stylish resort icon and first five-star hotel in Anguilla, celebrates its seasonal reopening with an exciting collaboration in the company of James Beard Award-winning Sommelier, Shelley Lindgren. As the resort reopens for the 2023-2024 year, Malliouhana is thrilled to welcome back guests with a brand-new wine program led by Lindgren that will include a special collaboration with Malliouhana’s first on-property sommelier, Albert Lake. Guests can look forward to elevated wine experiences and exclusive wine selections that can only be found on island at Malliouhana’s signature dining outlets. The new wine program is designed for the traveler who appreciates enriching experiences that enhance the local flavors of Anguilla. This partnership is the first of many, commemorating Malliouhana’s upcoming 40th anniversary, with more exciting news to be announced.

Known as one of the Caribbean’s leading resorts for viticulture travelers from around the world, Malliouhana’s original owner, Leon Roydon, was an avid wine collector who solidified the resort and Anguilla’s spot on the map as an ideal culinary and wine destination for discerning travelers. Serving as a board member of Guild of Sommeliers and having been knighted by the Italian President for her contribution to the Italian wine industry, Lindgren’s reputation and experience as an industry pioneer is a perfect partner for reviving Malliouhana’s wine program and elevating the overall guest experience. Additionally, Albert Lake has been instrumental in the development and reputation of Malliouhana’s prestigious wine history, and the resort is thrilled to welcome him back to help celebrate both the history and future of the wine program at this milestone anniversary.

“Malliouhana has long been recognized for its bespoke culinary offerings that not only celebrate the local culture and cuisine but bring in innovative partners. We’re honored to be working with two of the industry’s most respected and reputable sommeliers. The introduction of this collaboration showcases Malliouhana’s dedication to creating an exceptional end-to-end experience for our guests,” says George Vlachopoulos, Managing Director of Malliouhana.

As part of the new property-wide wine program, each signature Malliouhana restaurant will offer exclusive selections imported from Europe and California, paying homage to the coastal vibes that the resort’s culinary program is known for. Bar Soleil, the resort’s open air, casual terrace restaurant will offer a Mediterranean island focused menu featuring wines from Corsica, Sardegna, Sicily and Greece, plus refreshing custom spritzes and cocktails from crushed ice punches to large ice in classics like the Old Fashioned and Negroni. Celeste, Malliouhana’s signature fine-dining restaurant, will feature unique wine pairings inspired by Executive Chef Robert Hopkin’s evolving menus, including a special pairing of Lindgren’s wine collection, Tansy. A specially dedicated “All Day Rosé” menu will be featured at Leon’s, Malliouhana’s laid back beach restaurant, located directly on Mead’s Bay. Additionally, Lindgren will be bringing vintage and grand selection wines to the property for those guests celebrating special occasions such as milestone birthdays, anniversaries, and more.“My inspiration behind curating Malliouhana’s new wine program was the rich wine history that we wanted to bring back to life,” said Shelley Lindgren. “The history of Malliouhana is one of the foundations of hospitality on the island, and there is a beautiful, natural way of wanting to relax and enjoy the atmosphere with the surroundings, while enjoying a glass of wine.” 
 
For more information, and to stay up to date on all Malliouhana’s happenings, including the 40th anniversary, please visit www.Malliouhana.com or follow the resort on Instagram and Facebook @Malliouhana. 

About Malliouhana

Perched atop a panoramic bluff overlooking the azure waters of the Caribbean Sea and extending to the white sands of Meads Bay and Turtle Cove beaches on the west end of Anguilla, Malliouhana Resort offers guests 63 elegantly appointed rooms & suites that blend the warmth and gracious hospitality of the Caribbean with stylish spaces that create a sense of togetherness. A toes-in-the-sand restaurant, Leon’s at Meads Bay, joins Celeste and Bar Soleil overlooking white-sand beaches, along with the iconic two-tiered infinity swimming pool and the Spa at Malliouhana.

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