Past Events & Winners

 

Lyon, France 2021

The winners

First
place
Competitor 2021

Nikolai SVORTE Norway First place

Nikolai graduated from the Kulinarisk Akademi in 2018 and started his restaurant career at Bro in Ålesund. In 2019 he moved to Lindesnes to be a part of the sommelier team at Under. A year later he joined Speilsalen in Trondheim where he is now Head Sommelier. Speilsalen is the Britannia Hotel’s Michelin-starred fine dining restaurant. Alongside his work responsibilities Nikolai has invested time and effort into competitions and further studies. In 2021 he was third in the Norwegian Sommelier Championship. He is currently studying for the WSET Diploma in Wines.

Second
place
Competitor 2021

Dong-Yeon KO Korea Second place

After winning a Bronze Award in the 2014 Korean National Sommelier Competition, Dong-Yeon gained the confidence to pursue a career in Food and Beverage. As a result he joined Jungsik Seoul, the Michelin 1-star restaurant known for pioneering new Korean contemporary cuisine. He became a Certified Sommelier in 2019 and has since overcome the challenge of endless cancellations of competitions and exams due to COVID, notably graduating with a “Gold” diploma from the certification exam of the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale.

Third
place
Competitor 2021

Markron 'Mark' PATANA Third place

Originally from Milan, Italy, Mark is Junior Sommelier at the Michelin 3-star CORE by Clare Smythe. A member of a close-knit team of five at CORE, Mark waxes lyrical about the joy of sommelier service. He has been at CORE for 18 months, following an internship at Le Gavroche as part of his Front of House course at the Scuola Internazionale di Cucina Italiana in Colorno, Italy. Initially he trained as an accountant but when he was 20 decided that sitting at a computer surrounded by files was not for him. He wanted to do something dynamic, so he discovered hospitality.

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Lyon, France 2020

Final cancelled due to coronavirus

 

Seoul, Korea 2019

The winners

First
place
Competitor 2019

Matteo MONTONE First place

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Second
place
Competitor 2019

Jonathan EICHHOLZ United States of America Second place

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Third
place
Competitor 2019

Andres ARAGON Australia Third place

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Mexico City, Mexico 2018

The winners

First
place
Competitor 2018

Aymeric POLLENNE First place

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Second
place
Competitor 2018

Thibaut BROUSSIER Australia Second place

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Third
place
Competitor 2018

Jeremy S. SHANKER United States of America Third place

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Budapest, Hungary 2017

The winners

First
place
Competitor 2017

Piotr PIETRAS First place

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Second
place
Competitor 2017

Mikael GROU Australia Second place

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Third
place
Competitor 2017

Vincent MORROW United States of America Third place

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Vaduz, Liechtenstein 2016

The winners

First
place
Competitor 2016

Martin SHEEHAN-STROSS United States of America First place

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Second
place
Competitor 2016

Romain BOURGER Second place

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Third
place
Competitor 2016

Emmanuel CADIEU Australia Third place

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Adelaide, Australia 2015

The winners

First
place
Competitor 2015

Mathias CAMILLERI First place

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Second
place
Competitor 2015

Heidi MAKINEN Finland Second place

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Third
place
Competitor 2015

Mattia Antonio CIANCA Australia Third place

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Copenhagen, Denmark 2014

The winners

First
place
Competitor 2014

Pier-Alexis Soulière Australia First place

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Second
place
Competitor 2014

Jane Lopes United States of America Second place

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Third
place
Competitor 2014

Tanguy Martin Third place

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Washington DC, USA 2013

The winners

First
place
Competitor 2013

Loic AVRIL First place

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Second
place
Competitor 2013

Bobby CONROY United States of America Second place

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Third
place
Competitor 2013

Jarrod MILLS Australia Third place

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Cape Town, South Africa 2012

The winners

First
place
Competitor 2012

Christopher Bates United States of America First place

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Second
place
Competitor 2012

Arnaud Bardary Second place

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Third
place
Competitor 2012

Yuki HIROSE Australia Third place

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Athens, Greece 2011

The winners

First
place
Competitor 2011

Ian CAUBLE United States of America First place

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Second
place
Competitor 2011

Remi COUSIN Second place

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Third
place
Competitor 2011

Nikolaos GIANNOPOULOS Greece Third place

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Santander, Spain 2010 

The winners

First
place
Competitor 2010

Clement ROBERT First place

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Second
place
Competitor 2010

Michael MEAGHER United States of America Second place

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Third
place
Competitor 2010

Nikolaos GIANNOPOULOS Greece Third place

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Stratford-upon-Avon, Great Britain 2009 

The winners

First
place
Competitor 2009

Yohann JOUSSELIN First place

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Second
place
Competitor 2009

Bruno MURCIANO Spain Second place

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Third
place
Competitor 2009

Samuil Angelov Finland Third place

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Vienna, Austria 2008 

The winners

First
place
Competitor 2008

Christopher MILLER United States of America First place

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Second
place
Competitor 2008

Laura RHYS Second place

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Third
place
Competitor 2008

Jürgen WITSCHKO Austria Third place

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Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany 2007

The winners

First
place
Competitor 2007

Drew HENDRICKS United States of America First place

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Second
place
Competitor 2007

Lianne CASTRAVELLI Canada Second place

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Third
place
Competitor 2007

Norman SCHMIDT Germany Third place

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