This week the 13th sommelier world championships has taken place in Tokyo. Amongst sommeliers that has won this prestigious competition are Andreas Larsson in Rhodes, Greece 2007 (Sweden), Gérard Basset in Santiago, Chile 2010 (French living and competing for GB), Markus del Monego in Vienna, Austria 1998 (Germany), Shinya Tasaki in Tokyo, Japan 1995 (Japan). Previous winners.
Winner this time was the Suisse sommelier & Wine Director Paolo Basso of Conca Bella Restaurant in Vacallo. After sevral national and international competitions (1997 Best Sommelier of Switzerland, 2000 Second best sommelier of the World, 2007 Second best sommelier of the World, 2010 Second best sommelier of the World ASI, 2010 Best sommelier of Europe ASI)he is now ‘Le Meilleur sommelier du Monde’
Swedish friend and colleague Arvid Rosengren of Mash and Le Sommelier in Copenhagen, did well and placed himself in the semi-finals, although he was disappointed not to reach the final.