Behind the Bar at Stems & Skins: Matt Tunstall

Every month, we’re teaming up with one of our restaurant or bar partners to bring you a Bottles cocktail of the month. June’s cocktail, an aperitif called Bonal Gentiane-Quina, comes recommended by Matt Tunstall of Stems & Skins. Get to know the pro behind the bar with our quick Q&A for Matt:

Photo by Paul Cheney

Name: Matt Tunstall, owner and sommelier at Stems & Skins

Hometown: No hometown, I’ve lived in 9 states

Years of Experience: I’ve been in the business for 18 years and have been a professional wine steward for 14 years. I’ve only worked behind a bar off and on, mostly managing beverage programs.

What I drink at the end of a long shift: Ice cold Miller Highlife

Desert Island Drink of Choice: Chenin Blanc

Bonal Gentiane-Quina is a deliciously refreshing aperitif, perfect for a pre-dinner drink. Stop by Stems & Skins to try it, and visit Bottles Mt. Pleasant through the end of June to pick up a bottle and a recipe card with Matt’s pairing suggestions to enjoy it at home.