Young Sommeliers Competition - 2008

2008 saw the launch of the international Young Sommeliers Competition in Great Britain, which took place on Thursday 5 June in the showrooms of Gaggenau in London.

The competition is open to any young person in the wine or restaurant trade working in a Chaîne des Rôtisseurs establishment and is run to a similar format to the Master Sommelier examinations.

A great success, the quality of the candidates made for a tough competition, with Laura Rhys (Hotel Terravina, Wessex Bailliage) winning the day.

The results are:

  • First place - Laura Rhys (Hotel Terravina, Wessex Bailliage)
  • Second place - Daniel Kubini (Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons, Thames Valley Bailliage)
  • Joint third place - Anthony Guire (Le Poussin, Wessex Bailliage) and Christopher Gallen (Bon Auberge, Bailliage de Scotland)

The international finals will take place on 24 October in Vienna, Austria.

To register your interest, please send details to Gerard Basset, Echanson:

Laura Rhys (Hotel Terravina, Wessex Bailliage), winner of the 2008 Young Sommeliers Competition (GB), pictured with Philip Evins, Bailli Délégué
Contestants & Judges - 2008 Young Sommeliers Competition