29 Mar '13, 8pm

Swiss sommelier tops world wine waiter contest

Swiss sommelier tops world wine waiter contest

The world’s best wine waiter was crowned in Japan on Friday, at the culmination of a three-day competition attracting entrants from around the globe. Paolo Basso, from Switzerland, was hoisted into the air as judges in Tokyo awarded him first place in a ceremony in front of several thousand spectators that was carried live on Japanese national television. Basso, who works at Conca Balla in Vacallo in Switzerland, beat off competition from fellow finalists Belgian Aristide Spies and Canadian Véronique Rivest. The 47-year-old takes the title previously held by Gerard Basset, who won the 2010 competition in Chile competing for Britain. Entrants from 54 countries had been tested over three days of events designed to measure their skills marrying wines to foods and serving demanding customers. Contestants from Australia, Brazil, Indonesia and Sweden were among those participati...

Full article: http://www.luxuo.com/wines-spirits/paolo-basso-world-best...

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