The Taittinger UK Sommelier of the Year competition returned in 2022 recognising the very finest talent in wine service. Organised by The Caterer and recognised by the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale, the event was open to professional sommeliers working in the UK.

Widely regarded as the premier accolade in UK wine service, past winners include some of the industry's leading lights when it comes to wine knowledge including Nicolas Clerc, Ronan Sayburn and Xavier Rousset. Candidates are judged on their wine and drink expertise as well as their ability to deal efficiently and knowledgeably with customers by demonstrating exemplary front of house skills.


Romain Bourger was named the winner of the last competition, held in 2019, having excelled in the live tasks in front of an audience of wine industry leaders. The Vineyard in Stockcross Head Sommelier won, having beaten Gareth Ferreira and Alan Bednarski in a closely fought contest.


The UK Sommelier of the Year 2022 has now closed. Click the button below to register for updates.