🎤 7 questions with Amy Dunn from Tasting with Amy

Tell us a bit about yourself and what you do: I am a wine professional with over 20 years’ experience living across the UK, Spain and Lebanon & working with wines across these regions as well as the complete International spectrum. As a wine palate coach I LOVE connecting people to new wines & regions that match their own palates and believe wine is a multisensory experience. Through bespoke consults and delivery, storytelling and tastings, I work to take away the intimidation around wine and empower people to broaden their wine choices, increase confidence and arm them with tools to connect with their own palate more. Instagram account worth following: Mashamba Design – a husband and wife team creating GORGEOUS garden and terrace designs here on Mallorca.

Favorite place to swim: La Delta - After a run down the winding road, and a small walk down to the rocky part off the beaten track – the turquoise water is so refreshing for a morning dip. The area between Cala Llombards and Cala Santanyi for something a little less known (and especially if you like doing a bit of rock jumping!)

A place worth eating at: Uff SO many:

- Mirabona restaurant in Can Beneit, Binibona, for Mallorcan food, its farm to table menu, accessible luxury, family feel, local wines by the glass and incredible views

- Can Costa nr Valldemossa for a more rustic experience, great value for money and lovely wine list.

- Raw and Grill in Hotel Cort for delicious fresh sea food and steaks and a cosy bistro vibe and buzzing terrace in the heart of Palma’s most iconic plaza

- Rosa del Marfor tapas with a twist and some great arroces

- la Tabernita next to Poligono Can Valero for seriously good steak & great wine selection

- Gustavo for market fresh food upstairs in Mercat Olivar.

- Patxi just nr Santa Catalina for great tapas

- La Parada del Mar in Marivent for super fresh sea food.

- Rotana restaurant in Santa Catalina/ Café Carmela nr. Arxiduq, Palma for great Lebanese food

Who is making a product we should know about: One of my bespoke in house wine tastings is a really fun way to travel the vineyards of the world (or the island) without leaving the comfort of your home & and with your companions of choice & a great intro into your own personal palate journey with me! I’ve worked across countries, languages and cultures and developed a style that can cater to your unique needs!

Also currently loving locally produced Palma Gin and the Suau 50 yrs (and any local olive oil!!!!)

Best month of the year in Mallorca: May for the gorgeous weather hiking and release of some of the new wines and September for the last of the harvesting, and less busy vibe of the island. October – Jan for the cooler temperatures and amazing Christmas decorations and feel. February for the almond blossom What is one other secret/great tip about Mallorca that you'd like to share with our readers?: I'm not a massive fan of shopping, but the rooftop cafeteria at the Corte ingles on Jaime Tercero has a fabulous view of the Cathedral and paseo maritimo as well as the old town and some excellently priced champagne by the glass (and serves as a SERIOUSLY welcome breather between shops)!