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Concours du Meilleur Sommelier du Monde à Paris

The golds of the Republic to launch the competition

Caroline FerrariWilliam Wouters

The salons of the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs provided the prestigious setting for the opening ceremony of the 17th Best Sommelier of the World competition, which brings together the profession's international elite in Paris. After celebrating the talent of the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France cheese makers, bakers and sommeliers, candidates and officials were invited to follow the speeches.

Starting with the intervention of Caroline Ferrari, Deputy Secretary General of the Ministry who placed particular emphasis on the place of women in this event. She showed her satisfaction to see that the colors of France were thus defended by Pascaline Lepeltier.

Philippe Faure-BracGuillaume Gomez

In turn, Philippe Faure-Brac, president of the Union de la Sommellerie Française, William Wouters, president of the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale and finally Guillaume Gomez, ambassador of French gastronomy, expressed their satisfaction at seeing this competition to compete in France, underlined the involvement of French and international volunteers who provide valuable support and wished good luck to the candidates who will experience the day of this Wednesday, February 8 at the pace of the quarter-final events.

Jérémy Martin