Time to put the sommeliers in the spotlight: Julia Scavo

Our following sommelière is often described as ‘une étoile montante’ (a rising star), please meet Julia Scavo. Julia was born in Craiova (Romania) where she obtained a Bilingual Baccalaureate: English-Mathematics and Physics and after this she decided to go to France to study engineering and mathematics at the University of Lyon. The last thing you would expect is that she would become a top sommelier, but better believe it :-) . Over the years Julia has won and finished as finalist in many International sommelier competitions like winner of the tile of "Central - European Sommelier Championship" 2012, 3rd place at the "Meilleur Sommelier d’Europe 2013", 5th "Meilleur Sommelier du Monde 20

Time to put the sommeliers in the spotlight: Marcos Flores

It is so nice that we have already had the chance to interview so many wonderful sommeliers from the entire world!! Our purpose is to put the job of sommelier on a pedestal and as much in the spotlight as possible. In many countries this job is undervalued and there are many people in lots of countries to get more recognition and we are glad that we can add a bit. The following sommelier we are putting in the spotlight is Marcos Flores president of the Mexican Sommelier Association Just like our previous sommelier we put in the spotlight, Marcos has also won the national title of Best Sommelier of his country (Mexico in his case) 3 time (2005,2007 and 2010) and has represented Mexico during

Time to put the sommeliers in the spotlight: Hiroshi Ishida

The next sommelier I would like to introduce to you has won the title of Best sommelier of Japan not 1, but 3 times (1996, 1998 & 2014). In addition to that he won the competition of Best Sommelier of Asia-Oceania in 2015 and became 3rd during the ASI world Championships in 2000!! To only name a few of his many achievements . I was even told that for the last month before the World Championships in 2000 he lived separated from his wife and kids to be able to fully concentrate on the championship… please meet the one and only Hiroshi Ishida His achievements didn’t pass unremarked or better they went along with many recognitions by the government of Japan, like receiving the “Tokyo Master” in

Time to put the sommeliers in the spotlight: Nick Scade

It are always the chefs who are put in the spotlight, although to my opinion sommeliers deserve that same attention as they are just like the chefs an essential part of the full gastronomic experience. That is why I try to put as many sommeliers from around the globe in the spotlight. The following sommelier I wish to introduce to you is already working quite a while our next sommelier in the sommeliers scene as he obtained his diploma in Hotelkeeping and Catering Management in 1969… I introduce to you Nick Scade Nick was in fact the last president of the UK Guild of Sommeliers back in the mid 1980’s before it became the Academy of Wine Service (AFWS) of which Nick has also been president

Time to put the sommeliers in the spotlight: Matias Prezioso

We stay on the other side of the ocean again or better to Argentina to meet Matias Prezioso our next top sommelier and President of the Asociación Argentina de Sommeliers (AAS) to put in the spotlight As you will read further on, Matias actually finished his studies in Political Science, but found his way to wine during a trip to London where he was introduced in the world of refined wines by a few colleagues. I never imagined a (city) trip could be this life changing :-) After this 'historic' trip followed and obtained several wine related degrees like oa. a WSET level 3 diploma and a bachelor in marketing. The most logical next step was starting his career as sommelier for several restaura

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