Eric Zweibel selected to represent UK for The Best Sommelier in The World 2016

Eric Zweibel has been selected to be the UK Representative for The Best Sommelier in The World

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L-R Clement Robert Medlar, Eric Zweibel Summer Lodge Hotel, Tanguy Martin Hotel TerraVina.

Eric Zweibel, Cellar Master, Summer Lodge Hotel (centre) will represent the UK in The Best Sommelier in the World competition 2016 to be held in Mendoza Argentina.

The selection process saw previous winners of the UK Sommelier of The Year competition Clement Robert Medlar 2013 winner and  Tanguy Martin Hotel TerraVina 2015 winner face each other to see who had the necessary skills to compete against the best sommeliers in the world.

The three sommeliers were judged by Gerard Bassett 2010 World Best Sommelier, Nicolas Clerk (2007) and Alan Holmes (1999) UK Sommelier of The Year Winners and Chairman of the Academy Nick Scade OBE.

The questions and tasks are considerably harder than the UK Competition and included a questionnaire, written blind tasting, an oral blind tasting and a testing service scenario. Having already competed on the world stage and achieving an incredible 4th in 2013 competition in Japan, Eric’s experience shone through to earn the right to compete again.

The Academy would like to wish Eric all the best next year!

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