Nicolas Clerc MS
2007 Winner, President

Master Sommelier, Nicolas Clerc MS has over 17 years of experience in the restaurant and wine trade, having started his career in 2000 in his native France, at the Michelin-starred Restaurant La Barbacane in Carcassonne. Following his move to England, Clerc was named UK Sommelier of the Year 2007, won Best Sommelier and Best Wine List at the Tatler Awards in 2010. Having passed his Master Sommelier exam in 2010, Nicolas was then awarded Champagne List of the Year at the 2011 Louis Roederer Wine List of the Year Awards.

From 2009 to 2014, Clerc held the positon of Beverage Manager for restaurant group D&D London. In 2014, Clerc became an Prestige Account Manager for the specialist wine and spirits importer and distributor, Berry Bros & Rudd, serving many of the finest restaurants in London and beyond. Clerc cites his infinite curiosity and passion as having driven his success, and has spent the past year setting up his own consultancy company.