2018 Taittinger UK Sommelier of the Year
The 2018 Taittinger UK Sommelier of the Year competition is widely regarded as the premier accolade in UK wine service. The competition is open to professional sommeliers and waiting staff working in the UK and will award its 39th recipient in 2018. Past winners include such luminaries of the UK wine landscape as Gerard Basset, Nicolas Clerc, Ronan Sayburn and Xavier Rousset.
An initial paper-based judging stage leads to four nationwide regional heats on 4 April. The finals will consist of the winners of the regional finals and five of the highest-scoring runners-up across all regional finals. Automatic entry for the two UK Sommelier of the Year 2017 runners-up and the 2018 Chaine de Rotisseurs winner.
The finals will take place at the Savoy in London on 16 July and culminates in a gala reception, at which the 2018
winner will be announced.
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