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Yohann Jousselin: Sommeliers need to be proud and adaptable

By Becky Paskin , 02-Jun-2011
Last updated on 02-Jun-2011 at 12:48 GMT2011-06-02T12:48:28Z

Yohan Jousselin is the 2011 UK Sommelier of the Year
Yohan Jousselin is the 2011 UK Sommelier of the Year
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An exceptional sommelier is proud of his work and adaptable to any given situation, according to the UK Sommelier of the Year 2011, Yohann Jousselin.

Speaking with BigHospitality at the awards dinner for the annual competition, organised by the Academy of Food and Wine Service, Jousselin said a good sommelier always ensures customers feel special on every occasion.

Understanding the guest and adapting yourself to every table are important qualities, he said, as is being as proud to sell a £20 bottle of wine as you would for a £6,000 bottle.

The Vineyard at Stockcross head sommelier claimed the UK market is the best in the world in which to learn the trade of sommeliery, and imparted some words of advice to other sommeliers hoping to follow in his footsteps.

Click here to find out how Jousselin won the UK Sommelier of the Year 2011 competition after six attempts.

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