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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


Vincent Giraudbit Latest news of the sommellerie

Master Sommeliers of the UDSF: A promotion in homage to Georges Pertuiset

Four sommeliers present in Paris received the golden cluster on the evening of the final of the competition won by Xavier Thuizat. Daniel Pirès (Champagne Ardennes - cellar creation in progress),...

Trois Meilleurs Sommeliers de France avec leur trophée : Gaëtan Bouvier (2016), Florent Martin (2020) et Xavier Thuizat (2022) et nouvellement Meilleurs Ouvriers de France. Latest news of the sommellerie

They are already Meilleurs Sommelier de France, they will also be Meilleurs Ouvriers de France!

As expected, COET-MOF and the Ministry of National Education waited until November 17 to announce the results of the sommelier class in the one of the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France (MOF) competition...

Xavier Thuizat entouré par Philippe Faure-Brac (président de l'UDSF) et Jean-Luc Jamrozik Latest news of the sommellerie

Xavier Thuizat is the 32nd Best Sommelier of France

The members of the Union de la Sommellerie Française technical committee are obviously the only ones who know the results of the competition, and they are the only ones who can say if the visual...

Huit finalistes visiblement soulagés d'en avoir terminé avec l'édition 2022 de cette épreuve. Latest news of the sommellerie

One of the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France final

Although they completed the One of the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France competition with the traditional service test, which awards almost a third of the maximum score, the eight candidates have now been...

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...