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Marc Almert announced world’s Best Sommelier

German Marc Almert was announced the winner of the World’s Best Sommelier Competition. The competition consisted of 66 candidates from 63 countries. Contestants competed in a range of competitions involving Service, Tasting, Theory. This included

• Serving Klein Constantia, Vin de Constance with ice cubes
• Decanting a bottle of Vega Sicilia
• Blind tasting 10 spirits
• Suggesting wine pairings with a food menu within one minute of viewing it.

Marc is not only the 16th winner of the competition since it began in 1969, he is also the youngest at 27. The UK has won the award before (Eric Zwiebel MS in 2013), but sadly the 2019 candidate representing the UK in Antwerp failed to make the final three.