Spanning twenty years, five languages, three continents, and countless bottles, Mike's passion and knowledge of wine can be found in every sip of every glass he pours.

In recent years he has turned his focus to Portugal and its rich history of wine and culture. His mastery of Portuguese wines has drawn the clientele of Michelin star restauranteurs, bureaucrats, magazine editors, and fellow wine enthusiasts from the far reaches of the globe.

Mike specializes in wine import/export, guided tastings, private parties, and product presentation consulting for branding and buyers.

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Rent a Sommelier!

Give your event prestige and memories by hiring Mike Taylor for your next team building, private party, or wedding.

A master of Portuguese wines, Mike Taylor will guide you on what makes Portugal amongst the best kept secrets in the world of wine.

Mike Taylor can be found in his wine bar, Bottega Montucci, and consulting globally in the art of gourmet wine pairings, fine dining, and for private events.

Although his initial studies were in political science, it was not long until Mike found that his proficiency in languages (he speaks five, six if you include the language of grapes) and an insatiable desire to travel would lead him into the tourism and hospitality industry. He did his vinic studies at the A.B.S. Sommeliers Brazilian Association, having as his mentor the Master Paulo Decat. 

While in Brazil, Mike collaborated and consulted with local businesses and hotels to provide unique destination tourism experiences.

Further career highlights include, Head Sommelier of the Mexican cellar "Cuna de Tierra", Commercial Director for Vernazza Imports, directed the "eñe" Restaurant, in Rio de Janeiro and Head Sommelier of the Relais & Chateaux Villa María Cristina, in Guanajuato city.

Presently is at his home base in Lisbon, where he runs his wine bar, Bottega Montucci, and consults in gourmet wine pairings, fine dining, and private parties throughout Europe. 

Location & Hours

 R. Monte Olivete 71, 1200-279 Lisboa

Tue-Sat 19:00–01:00

Reservations via Phone or Whatsapp message:

+351 926 072 539

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“The best place to relax, enjoy a glass of wine & chat with friends!”

”A hidden gem in one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Lisbon!”

”Superb evening with a master of his craft”
— Trip Advisor Reviews

Contact Mike Taylor for your next event

For reservations at Bottega Montucci contact mike directly on whatsapp: +351 926 072 539

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