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It is of course very difficult to give gifts to people who have everything and I always think that men are trickier than women to buy presents for….. thus since Gerard’s fantastic win at the Sommelier World Championships last year, … Continue reading
The past couple of weeks have been insanely hectic. Since our arrival home from Chile, via Madrid, it has been a merry go round of busyness……Gerard has been in London for a number of days presiding at tastings, attending the … Continue reading
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After an unexpected five extra days in Madrid, which was enjoyable, if unplanned, we are thrilled to be home. Thank you so much to Robin for organizing for Neil and Ray to drive out from the UK to rescue us … Continue reading
Without further ado, we thought we’d share a photo that was featured when Gerard won the competition! Here it is along with an article that was written… The ASI contest of the Best Sommelier of the World 2010 with Moet … Continue reading
ASI World Sommelier Champion 2010 trying to get back to UK to continue celebrating…. Following the excitement, joy and relief that we have been feeling following Gerard’s fantastic win in Chile, we are now making the best of a worsening … Continue reading
We have pleasure in announcing that Gerard Basset MS, MW, one of the country’s best known Sommeliers and owner of Hotel TerraVina in Hampshire, has won the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale (ASI) World’s Best Sommelier Competition, held in Chile … Continue reading
It is 2.15am Chilean time and I just wanted to let everyone know that Gerard not only got through to the final of the ASI World Sommelier Championship, but he WON!!!!!! Thus he is now officially the WORLD’S BEST SOMMELIER, … Continue reading
After many hours of examinations, both written, practical and of a service element, the quarter finals have finally taken place and last night the results were announced at a gala dinner. From a total of 54 candidates only a handful … Continue reading
Despite all the carefully laid plans, preparations and scheduling for this Chilean trip, all that not withstanding we were badly let down by the airline who flew us from Heathrow to Madrid….. in fact so badly let down that I … Continue reading
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