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Who Is Paolo Basso? Why He’s Just The World’s Best Sommelier

on 04/04/13 at 2:39 pm


imagesSwiss-Italian sommelier Paolo Basso has been hailed the champion of the 14th World’s Best Sommelier competition in Japan.

The event, held by the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale every three years, took place in Tokyo.

Basso, who works at Conca Balla in Vacallo on the Swiss-Italian border, had to beat off competition from 53 other competitors before securing the title.

Canadian, Veronique Rivest and Aristide Spies from Belgium were runners-up, with Rivest the first ever woman to make the top three.