58 candidates in Mendoza for the title of the Best Sommelier of the World
The next month in Mendoza, Argentina, 58 sommeliers from 55 countries will vie for the title of the Best Sommelier of the World 2016.
Among them, four ladies (Argentina, Canada, Finland, Ireland) and six French (France, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, Monaco, the United Kingdom) .
Past Best Sommeliers of the World will be present to welcome the laureate 2016 :
Armand Melkonian, 1969
Piero Sattanino, 1971
Giuseppe Vaccarini, 1978
Jean-Luc Pouteau, 1983
Serge Dubs, 1989
Philippe Faure Brac, 1992
Shinya Tasaki, 1995
Markus Del Monego 1998
Olivier Poussier, 2000
Enrico Bernardo, 2004,
Andreas Larsson, 2007,
Gerard Basset, 2010
Paolo Basso 2013
Only Jean-Claude Jambon, 1986, (on business to Japan) will miss the event.
France have won the title 6 times, Italy 3 times, Japan, Germany, Sweden and the United Kingdom once.
Who will win the 15th world title ? The verdict on April 19th, 2016.