Markus del Monego MW

Markus Del Monego MW became a member of the Institute of Master of Wine in 2003. He was born in Switzerland and grew up in Germany where he is based in Essen. In 1998 he became the Best Sommelier of the World. He is also a Master of...

Samuele Calistri

Samuele Calistri is is from Caprarola in Viterbo province (near Rome), where his family has owned a restaurant, the Trattoria del Cimino da Colombo, for four generations. Samuele is a man of many talents. He is a Sake Sommelier (as well as being a wine one), and also...

Sante Lancerio

Sante Lancerio | Sixteenth century figure, arguably the first sommelier in his role of selecting, preserving, preparing, documenting, describing and serving wine (see Vino Nobile and Sagrantino di Montefalco) for Pope Paul III Farnese (pontiff from 1534 to 1549).  At...

Yannick Benjamin

Yannick Benjamin is a New York City-based sommelier and one of the co-founders of Wheeling Forward. In 2003, a car accident left Yannick paralyzed but did not stop him from pursuing his dreams of going on to college and becoming a world class sommelier. Yannick is...

Paolo Basso

PAOLO BASSO, a Swiss-Italian, started his wine career as a Sommelier in Switzerland, followed by gaining professional experience with a leading Swiss-based fine and rare wines trader, where he focused on the wines of Burgundy and Bordeaux. Paulo runs his own wine...

Andreas Larrson

Andreas Larrson is a Swedish sommelier. Aged 16 he began chef school and whilst working as a chef he got into wine. He won Best Sommelier in Sweden, Scandinavia, Europe and eventually ‘World’s Best Sommelier’ in 2007. See...