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Mizner Country Club receives award for wine

For the third year, Mizner Country Club in Delray Beach has received the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) International Wine Society “Award of Merit” for the 2016 Wine Program Awards.

The award is given to clubs on an annual basis and to applaud CMAA member-managed clubs that establish and maintain fine wine programs for their membership. The award is meant to be a hallmark of quality and assurance of an eminent wine program.

Wine programs are judged on criteria to include the total selection of wines; wine-producing regions represented on the wine lists; number of wines available by the glass; number of bottles owned; total value of wine inventory; annual sales volume; number of wine specific events; how wine is cared for; and if there is a sommelier.

Sylvie Gervais, Mizner’s Wine Director and Sommelier, is one of the rare sommeliers working in a country club. Gervais commented, “The Sommelier profession requires a long life of vigorous studying, tasting and keeping up with trends. The world of wine is continuously evolving.” She has recently been nominated by Santa Lucia Highlands Vintners to their exclusive 2017 Top Somm Tour in the Monterey American Viticultural Area (AVA) located in California.

“It is an honor to again receive this prestigious award. Chef Sean Key and I collaborate to offer an exceptional food and beverage program to enhance the dining experience of our membership,” Gervais said.

According to Larry Savvides, General Manager and Chief Executive Officer of Mizner Country Club, “We are one of the few clubs that offer our membership a complete dining experience with the benefits of a highly qualified Sommelier. We are pleased to receive this award for the third time. It is the combination of judges, wines, and the award system, that make this a unique competition rivaling all others in prestige.”

Silver International Realty adds new agent to its sales team

Christel Silver, Broker/Owner of Silver International Realty in Delray Beach, has announced that Sabine Robertson has joined her sales team as a real estate agent.

Robertson was born in Berlin and grew up in Essen, Germany. After moving to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality. For more than 10 years she managed restaurants and served on the Executive Committee at the Fort Lauderdale Hilton. After moving to Atlanta, Georgia and earning her Master’s in Education, she taught in the Georgia School system for six years. Recently she has been managing investment properties in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida and has continued to study the real estate market.

“I believe my hospitality and educational background combined with my depth of knowledge of the 30A real estate market will serve my clients well,” Robertson said. “My goal is to build a relationship of trust and integrity with my clients that lasts a lifetime.”

“I’m excited to have Sabine join our team,” Silver said. “She has knowledge of the neighborhoods, schools, market conditions, coastal dune building setbacks, zoning regulations, and flood zones. Her first-hand experience with investment properties and long-term rentals will add to our sales team’s expertise. With her background and knowledge, we expect great things.”