Sumita Sarma (Sumi), Founder of eponymous brand Sumilier®, is a qualified and experienced wine communications consultant, drinks writer and specialist. Whilst studying wines, the term “Sumilier” coined by close friends jokingly (twisted and derived from ‘Sommelier’) became synonymous with her name and has stuck on since then. Sumi is a passionate wine collector and taster. Through this website she puts together years of involvement and experience working in the wine industry with the sole aim to share her drinks passion!

Sumilier® is a wine consultancy, publishing and sourcing website. Along with wines, Sumilier also incorporates elements of lifestyle, travel and gastronomic delicacies that go hand in hand with wine appreciation and understanding. Apart from consultancy services, the site also serves as a publishing page where regular content is posted covering a wide range of wines, reviews, destinations and producer interviews around the world. It also lists upcoming wine trends, throws light on emerging as well as renowned wine appellations, covers  contemporary issues and expert opinion pieces and provides recommendations on value driven quality wines as well as investment worthy fine wines.


The take away from the content, masterclasses and workshops from Sumilier® is the creation of beautiful and positive social connections, experiences and networks. By linking producers with consumers, bringing out wine narratives, Sumi aims to help wine enthusiasts come together to unravel the mystery surrounding wine and appreciate it better. I welcome you to explore the site and its various pages and hope that it will stimulate your palate in positive ways.


Whilst this website educates about wines and spirits, it is important to maintain an element of balance in terms of moderation and have days off to detox the body. Sumilier promotes responsible tasters. Having a good mental frame of mind is foremost important while enjoying pleasures of life. Being aware of who we are leads to healthier appreciation of other things in life around us. Sumilier supports the campaign of drinkaware where you can learn about enjoying a balanced and moderate drinking lifestyle. So… what are you waiting for? Head to the pages, read and view the interactive videos!

“Wine can be a better teacher than ink, and banter is often better than books”
– Stephen Fry


Sumita is a bolt of energy. Great communicator, precise intensity, completely focussed. She is also a deeply knowledgeable person who always gives her best whichever task might be needed. I recommend this lovely woman.

Angela Reddin Wine Consultancy Services

I have had the lovely chance to create live videos with Sumi on Instagram. Sumi has very good knowledge on viticulture and winemaking and we were able to share the passion. We also did a wine tasting and Sumi showed excellent skills in describing the wines

L Paré Director Technique et Enologique, Cellier des Dauphines

I enjoy reading Sumi’s Sumilier recommendations and her reviews of vineyards from all over the world. From Bordeaux to India she has introduced me to many producers that I was unaware of. Her writing is clear, analytical and entertaining brought to life by her pics of the vineyards and the people who make them special. Her passion is indeed profound and her notes often entice me to go out in search of a bottle of a wine she has reviewed on many a Saturday morning. Keep them coming.

Niall MacDonald Partner Options Group

Sumita is a great professional and enthusiastic communicator! I really enjoy how she talks (and writes) about wine! I really hope to have the chance to meet her and work with her again soon!

Sara Cantoni Head, PR & Communications, Emozioni Dal Mondo Merlot e Cabernet Insieme

Sumi is an articulate and knowledgeable Sommelier who did a wonderful tasting session for a group of Orthopedic Surgeons. My colleagues and I follow her with enthusiasm on YouTube and on social media where she educates in a non overpowering way about wines and particularly about pairing with excellent exotic foods

R Bajekal Consultant Trauma and Spinal Surgeon, NHS

This site provides valuable news on and comments about several wine topics, its content is complex and inter-related. The materials are not only highly informative but also well presented. Sumi is an outstanding connoisseur of the wine world and has the ability to transmit knowledge to others at a sophisticated level.

Dr J Kosarka International Wine Judge, Diplomat and Ex Ambassador of Hungary