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Paolo Basso

Paolo Basso (Switzerland)
World's Best Sommelier 2013

Winner of Association de la Sommellerie Internationale (A.S.I.) contests

  • 2013 Best sommelier of the world
    2nd place in : 2000 ; 2007 ; 2010
  • 2010 Best sommelier of Europe
    2nd place in: 2004 ; 2006 ; 2008
  • 1997 Best sommelier of Switzerland

Paolo Basso is a well renowned professional in the wine industry. Born in Italy, he currently lives in Switzerland and he holds double citizenship, Italian and Swiss. He worked as a sommelier in several top gastronomic restaurants in Switzerland and abroad. He currently runs his own wine consulting company Paolo Basso Wine and cooperates with Conca Bella restaurant in Vacallo (Switzerland). Member of several wine tasting jury panels like “Decanter World Wine Award”, “Mondial du Pinot Noir”, “Mondial du Merlot”, “Swiss Wine Guide” and other renowned wine guides, Paolo has achieved great experience in all wine sectors and he is an expert in fine and rare wines, especially in old vintages from Bordeaux and Burgundy. Its Italian origin led him to have a deep knowledge of the Italian wine He also runs an activity as lecturer and wine teacher. He is members of both ASSP, Association Suisse des Sommeliers Professionnels and ASPI, Associazione della Sommellerie Professionale Italiana.

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