AFWS reveals semi-finalists for Moët UK Sommelier of the Year 2013

By Emma Eversham

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The Moet UK Sommelier of the Year competition now has its semi-finalists ready to compete on 28 May
The Moet UK Sommelier of the Year competition now has its semi-finalists ready to compete on 28 May
Sommeliers from The Fat Duck, The Ritz and Gleneagles are among those making it to the semi-finals of The Academy of Food & Wine Service's (AFWS) Moët UK Sommelier of the Year 2013 competition. 

Those who have been selected will go through to the semi-finals at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in London on 28 May where they will compete against last year's runners' up Laurent Richet of Restaurant Sat Bains and Clement Robert of Medlar Restaurant to win one of three places in the final. 

AFWS executive director John Croft said: “We have been keen to emphasis to anyone considering entering, that doing so is a great opportunity to learn from your peers and meet and network with others in the wine industry. The level of entries shows that there are many young people in the sector prepared to have a go and to see what the competition involves.”

The 10 semi-finalists are: 

Romain Bourger - The Vineyard at Stockcross, Newbury
Tobias Brauweiler - The Ritz, London
Remi Fischer - Gleneagles, Perthshire
Michael Jenni - Launceston Place, London
Kathrine Larson - Orrery, London
Tanguy Martin - Hotel TerraVina, Hampshire
Stefan Neumann - The Fat Duck, Berkshire
Marcin Oziebly - Sam’s Chop House, Manchester
Mark Perlaki - Hotel du Vin, Harrogate
Stuart Skea - 21212 Restaurant, Edinburgh

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