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Raimonds Tomsons Latest news of the sommellerie

Raimonds Tomsons, Best Sommelier of the World 2023

He had been dreaming about it since 2019 when he finished at the 3rd place of the competition in Antwerp, Raimonds Tomsons did it and became, on February 12th in Paris the 17th World's Best Sommelier. Although the French country, which organises the competition, came in large numbers to support its candidate Pascaline Lepeltier, it was on the 4th step that the sommelier lost out to the 3 finalists: Raimonds Tomsons, Best Sommelier of Europe 2017, Latvia, Nina Jensen, Denmark, both already finalists in the 2019 World Competition, and Reeze Choi, China.   Candidates under pressure The ASI... Read more


Entourant Eric Straumann, maire de Colmar, les délégués de l'UDSF réunis à l'issue de l'assemblée générale. Latest news of the sommellerie

The UDSF convened for its general assembly in Colmar

Expanding, energizing, unifying As he concluded his first year of presidency, Fabrice Sommier highlighted the areas of focus for himself, his team, and all members. Once again, Alsace...

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Emanuele Balestra, the Alchemist of Mixology

If there are people enthusiastic about their profession, Emanuele Balestra is undoubtedly one of them. Now the master mixologist at the bar of Fouquet's at the Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic in Cannes...

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xavier thuizat, winner of the Sommelier Award in the Michelin Guide 2024

On March 18, 2024, Xavier Thuizat, head sommelier of the Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel, and Sommelier Rosewood Europe, was awarded the prestigious Sommelier Award from the Michelin Guide....

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Travel Journal of the Association des Sommeliers de Nice Côte d'Azur Provence to Porto

Taylor’s If "First Growth" existed in PortoAn independent house since its foundation by Job Beardsley in 1692, Taylor's is one of the most renowned producers with its serious vintages, yet...

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The Union de la Sommellerie Française gathered in Le Touquet

Six months after his election as the president of the UDSF, the MOF 2007 confirmed the dynamism of his board and various commissions. An overview of the first board meeting organized by the...

Gérard Basset Latest news of the sommellerie

The Gerard Basset Foundation: passion as a legacy

Created in January 2021 in homage to the great man that Gerard Basset was, ASI Best Sommelier of Europe 1996 and ASI Best Sommelier of the World 2010, the Gerard Basset Foundation passes on, through...