Romain Bourger
2019 Winner. Director of Wine and Beverage
The Vineyard

Romain is native of the French Mosel and became interested in the world of wine during his hospitality studies. He passed his sommelier exam and moved to England in 2008 to work at Hotel du Vin Winchester after having spent a month and a half there as a trainee a few months before. He then moved on to work at The Vineyard Hotel in Newbury were he started as a Sommelier and is now the Director or Wine and Beverage, working also closely with the Vineyard Cellars, The Vineyard Group wine distributor. Romain has won the Young Sommelier of the Year Competition in 2016, won an Acorn Award in 2018 and the UK Sommelier of the Year in 2019.