Maldives Resort Wine Guru.
Hailing from India, Arunkumar Tamilselvan is the Food & Beverage Manager and also the Senior Wine Guru at the resort and his thirst for knowledge fuels his love for wine and wine making.
Having been raised in a tradition with no alcohol, Arun first encountered wine after he had completed a BA in Hotel Management whilst working as a bartender. This life changing opportunity led him to further studies and travel in wine making countries, and now he is the only certified Sommelier in the Maldives with a WSET Advanced level certificate in Sake. He is currently pursuing a Diploma in WSET from Hong Kong and aims to become a Master of Wine by 2025.
Arun believes it’s important to listen to the guest’s needs and he offers a memorable experience, not just about the taste but telling the story of the wine for the guest’s pleasure.