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Moët & Chandon Toasts World’s Best Sommelier Semi-Finalists

Tuesday, April 13: 8:30 PM

Moët & Chandon, makers of fine champagne for more than 260 years and long-time sponsor of the ASI World’s Best Sommelier Competition (Concours Du Meilleur Sommelier Du Monde Avec Moet & Chandon), hosted its gala dinner at the Hotel W in Santiago de Chile. The highlight of the evening was the announcement of the 12 semi-finalists who will continue their quest for the title on Wednesday.

Past winners of the Best Sommelier of the World Competition

Past winners of the World's Best Sommelier Competition

Following a full day of grueling written and practical exams, the original 51 competitors were narrowed down to just 12, four of whom are women, including both female Canadian contestants.

Semi-finalists of the 13th World’s Best Sommelier Competition:

Franck Moreau, Australia
Élyse Lambert, Canada
Véronique Rivest, Canada
David Biraud,  France
Favio Masi, Italy
Mori Satoru, Japan
Merete Bo, Norway
Iulia Gosea, Romania
Carles Aymerich, Spain
Sören Polonius, Sweden
Paolo Basso, Switzerland
Gerard Basset, United Kingdom

Semi-finalists in the 13th World's Best Sommelier Competition 2010

Semi-finalists in the 13th World's Best Sommelier Competition 2010

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Semi-Finalists in the 13th World's Best Sommelier Competition

All the best to these 12 outstanding candidates!

See video of the Semi-Finalists being announced: 13th World’s Best Sommelier Competition: Semi-Finalists

For more information about this year’s competition, see also:

Best Sommelier in the World Competition: The Testing Begins (with photos)

The World’s Best Sommelier Competition is about to Begin

See also “WoC TV” for the latest video updates related to this and other Wines of Chile events.

semifinalistas-sommelier-500Semi-finalists in the 13th World's Best Sommelier Competition 2010Past winners of the Best Sommelier of the World Competition

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