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Gerard’s memorial at Winchester Cathedral

The weather had forecast rain for June 14, but the sun shone on the beautiful city of Winchester steeped in history and especially in great memories for the Basset family. It was in Winchester that Gérard created the very first Hotel du Vin. It was in Winchester that Gerard married Nina. It was in Winchester that Romané, his son, was baptized. It thus was in Winchester that his family and friends from around the world paid him a last tribute. The Cathedral was crowded. More than 600 people had come to show Nina and Romané, but also to all England, who had made an OBE (Officer of the British... Read more

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Mikael Grou, Pierre Vila Palleja et Xavier Thuizat Latest news of the sommellerie

Best Sommelier of France 2022

Mikael Grou (Le chat botté* - Hôtel Beau Rivage in Geneva), Xavier Thuizat (L'Ecrin* - Hôtel de Crillon in Paris) and Pierre Vila Palleja (Le petit sommelier in Paris) are the three finalists for...

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This year the French Fête de la Sommellerie was held in the charming town of Cognac, in the heart of the no less famous spirits appellation. It was organized by the team of the ASPC, the...

Gaëtan Bouvier Latest news of the sommellerie

One of the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France

On 17 and 18 October, the hotel school in Le Touquet will host the last tests of this prestigious exam. Here is an overview of the forces at work...   Gaëtan Bouvier(Saisons – Institut Paul-Bocuse...

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ASI welcomes new members

In early July, the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale held its annual general meeting in Nagoya, Japan. This event, organised by the ASI, brings together the presidents and other...

Georges Pertuiset Latest news of the sommellerie

The sommeliers mourns Georges Pertuiset

The French and international sommellerie is losing a great gentleman. Born in Haute-Savoie in 1941, Georges Pertuiset entered the sommelier business in 1955 and then, 2 years later, became a commis...

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Interview with Enrico Bernardo

Enrico Bernardo first became enamoured with wine as he sipped his first glass, even before he knew about wine’s infinite culture or the many encounters he would make while travelling across...