Yesterday’s regional finals of the Moët UK Sommelier of the Year 2013 competition – held in association with the Academy of Food & Wine Service have been and gone, and the names of the victors, who will go through to the competition’s semi-final have been announced.
And the winners are…
Romain Bourger, The Vineyard at Stockcross, Newbury
Tobias Brauweiler, The Ritz, London
Remi Fischer, Gleneagles, Perthshire
Michael Jenni, Launceston Place, London
Kathrine Larson, Orrery, London
Tanguy Martin, Hotel TerraVina, Hampshire
Stefan Neumann, The Fat Duck, Berkshire
Marcin Oziebly, Sam’s Chop House, Manchester
Mark Perlaki, Hotel du Vin, Harrogate
Stuart Skea, 21212 Restaurant, Edinburgh
The 10 will compete at the semi-final on 28 May at the Mandaring Oriental Hyde Park, in London, not only against one-another, but last year’s runners up, Restaurant Sat Bains’ Laurent Richet and Medlar’s Clement Robert. Not only that, but the three who come out on top will proceed to the grand final, to be held that same day.