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March 4, 2020

Please meet 2 time Best Sommelier of Greece, Aris Sklavenitis. Yes 3 times, Aris won the national title in 2016 and 2019.

Aris didn’t start of as a sommelier or follow the "classical" education in Hotellerie like most of the other sommeliers . During his studies he obta...

February 24, 2020

We have and are still interviewing top sommeliers from far and wide, but it bring us great pleasure to finally be able to add the following sommelier to our list!! Please meet our very own brand new president and benchmark for Limburg hospitality Kris Lismont.

Kris is c...

February 20, 2020

Time to go back North for our next sommelier, although we still touch a little bit of the south in this case as our next sommelier only moved from Sicily up North to Norway 9 years ago for love and got next to an amazing wife also a brilliant career in Norway… so a win...

February 16, 2020

A sommelier, or wine steward, is a trained and knowledgeable wine professional, normally working in fine restaurants, who specializes in all aspects of wine service as well as wine and food pairing… or at least that is the general view people have on a sommelier. Of co...

February 14, 2020

After all the interviews from sommeliers from up north, we need some sun :-) . For this sun we’re taking you to Cyprus to meeting sommelier Yiannis Stefanides.

Some of you might recognize Yiannis as he gave us a helping hand during the Best Sommelier of the World c...

February 9, 2020

We’ve already interviewed over 100 sommeliers from all over the globe and when I ask them the skills that are needed to be a good sommelier, 90% (maybe even more) will tell you that you need to be some kind of a psychologist. Funny enough the next sommelier we want to...

February 4, 2020

Please meet Maximilian Wilm, the sommelier who won the 2019 Best Sommelier of Germany contest under supervising eye of of his fellow German colleague,the Best Sommelier of the World , Marc Almert.

Deutsche Wein- und SommelierschuleCrown Plaza at HeidelbergMaximilian did...

February 3, 2020

Now we will travel up north to introduce Iceland top sommelier and 2016 Best Sommelier of iceland Tolli Sigurbjörnsson.

Tolli is a very enthusiastic and person of many talents with a great sense of humour. After getting his bachelor at the hotel and catering school Toll...

January 31, 2020

For our next sommelier we take you to upper Austria, somewhere between Mozart’s Salzburg and Strauss’ Vienna. Please meet Austrian top sommelier Andreas Jechsmayr.

It was after his graduation from hospitality school that in 1998 Andreas decided to expand his knowledge a...

January 27, 2020

We interview sommeliers from far and wide, but one doesn’t always too go far to find top sommeliers. Our next interview brings us only a few miles outside of our own trusted Belgium, to Luxemburg. Please meet Luxembourger top sommelier and newly (July 2019) elected pre...