A 28 year-old Swedish became the 2013 Best Sommelier of Europe on September 29th after three days of a very high level competition.
They were 36 candidates coming from 36 different European countries to fight for this prestigious title won in 2010 by Paolo Basso who became Best Sommelier of the World in May 2013.
Arvid Rosengren, who works in Denmark, at the Modern American Steak House of Copenhagen, won the finals. Second is the French David Biraud from Restarant Sur Mesure by Thierry Marx in Paris, and third, Julia Scavo, Romanian, sommelier at l’Ane Rouge in Nice.
The finals took place at the Teatrino of the Casino of Sanremo.
The 2013 Contest of the Best Sommelier of Europe was organized by the A.S.I with the logistic support of the ASPI – Associazione Sommeliers Professionisti de Italia - and the help of international official partners of the A.S.I. such as Moët & Chandon, Chef & Sommelier, Sanpellegrino/Acqua Panna, Nespresso and numerous national and local sponsors. Let’s point out the special contribution of Bragard that offered the working unifroms for all 36 contestants and the local authorities who facilitated the access of prestigious places as Villa Nobel in Sanremo.
The President of the Italian Republic had also given its high patronage as well as the Ministery of Agriculture an the Ministery of Foreign Affairs.
In Sanremo, the Casino and the Royal Hotel were first class partners.
Big thanks to all of them !
1er Arvid Rosengren, Suède, Sweden, 2013 Best Sommelier of Europe
2ème David Biraud, France
3ème Julia Scavo, Roumanie, Romania
photo : Jean Bernard