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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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Paolo Basso entouré des étudiants. Latest news of the sommellerie

Sommelier, a profession of the future!

For decades, wine studies have been an important part of hotel education. Today, the sommellerie has evolved and brought its reputation to the highest level of excellence. There are now two state...

Giuseppe Vaccarini avec des confrères Meilleurs Sommeliers du Monde Philippe Faure-Brac et Serge Dubs. Latest news of the sommellerie

Questions to Giuseppe Vaccarini, BSOW 1978

  His path in short Giuseppe Vaccarini is a pioneer because he represents the emblem of modern sommellerie in Italy and in the world. The Best Sommelier of the World ASI 1978 in Estoril, Portugal...

Markus Del Monego, vainqueur du concours mondial en 1998, et Marc Almert font désormais de l’Allemagne un pays aussi titré que la Suède. Latest news of the sommellerie

His first impressions

What is the first thing you thought when the final result was announced? Disbelief. You work very long and hard for a chance to even reach the finals of such a prestigious competition, and then...

Le podium final où Raimonds Tomsons, pas encore 39 ans, fait figure de doyen. Latest news of the sommellerie

16th ASI contest of the Best Sommelier of the World:

Aged only 27 years and for his first presence on an ASI international event as a candidate, the German professional has transcended expectations in a contest marked by two records with 66 candidates...

Les quinze nouveaux Maîtres Sommeliers de l’UDSF réunis autour de leur président Philippe Faure-Brac. Latest news of the sommellerie

UDSF totals 314 Maîtres Sommeliers

Fifteen new members of the Union received the famous golden bunch during the celebration of the thirtieth anniversary of the creation of this title organized in Bordeaux.   As Philippe Faure-Brac...

Piero Sattanino Latest news of the sommellerie

Three questions to Piero Sattanino

Short biography Spent his childhood in his parents and grandparents’s typical restaurant “Piola” of Turin.1961: passed the qualification of waiter and bartender after several experiences in France,...