The Sommelier of the Year competition recognises wine knowledge and service

AFWS calls for entries to UK Sommelier of the Year

By Lorraine Heller

The Academy of Food & Wine Service (AFWS) is calling for sommeliers and wine waiters from around the country to enter its 2011 Champagne Piper-Heidsieck UK Sommelier of the Year competition

The Restaurant Show will continue until Wednesday

The Restaurant Show 2010 kicks off

By Becky Paskin

Thousands of visitors have attended the first day of The Restaurant Show 2010, meeting hundreds of suppliers and experiencing numerous competitions and chef demonstrations

Nicolas Clerc: Head sommelier and Wine Store manager at Le Pont de la Tour

After hours with...Nicolas Clerc

By Emma Eversham

Nicolas Clerc joined Le Pont de la Tour last May as head sommelier and manager of the Wine Store. He talks about his career and shares his top tips for success in his field

Xavier Rousset’s BigTalent

Xavier Rousset’s BigTalent

By Becky Paskin

The head sommelier and co-owner of Texture speaks to Becky Paskin about the downfalls of confidence, the launch of his first restaurant, and becoming the youngest Master Sommelier at the age of 23