HEAD SOMMELIER AT THE LUXURIOUS SAXON HOTEL
Lloyd Jusa is Head Sommelier at the luxurious Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa in Sandhurst, and Director of The Saxon Collection Wine Program. His qualification was obtained through the Court of Master Sommeliers in the UK, a professional body with two chapters, one in London and the other in the USA. An avid traveller, he has been working in the wine industry since 2006 and has amassed a wealth of knowledge in Germany, Austria, England, France and, more recently, Spain.
Amongst a growing list of accolades is the 2015 Eat Out Mercedes Benz Restaurant Award’s Best Wine Service Award which, he says, has been the pinnacle of his career. He is a regular contributor to Woolworths’ Taste magazine, and has been featured as the Best Dream Team Sommelier in the World in leading British lifestyle magazine, Country Life. Other publications featuring him include Real Estate Magazine and Joburg Live, as well as a host of corporate publications. More recently Lloyd has been judging wine lists for Diners Club International, a role he says will keep South Africa abreast of international trends. Presently, he is working with Opulent Living’s Chefs Who Share – the Art of Giving, on a charity project designed to feed the underprivileged. And when not working with beverages, Lloyd likes to indulge his other passion – photographing nature. @lloydjusa