International Award Winning Sommelier
Arguably one of the greatest wine professionals of his generation, Gerard Basset is the Sommelier‘s Sommelier; he is the reigning World Champion Sommelier and the only person ever to simultaneously hold the Master of Wine, Master Sommelier and MBA Wine honours.
Parallel to this has been Gerard‘s business success, first with his co-founding the hugely successful Hotel du Vin Group and latterly with his award winning, New Forest boutique wine hotel, Hotel TerraVina. As a business figure, Gerard has been responsible for inspiring and mentoring a generation of young sommeliers, and his innovative approach to training has led many to competition and business success in their own right.
In June 2011 Gerard was appointed OBE – Officer of the Order of the British Empire - acknowledging his extraordinary contribution to the British hospitality industry and the crowning glory of a remarkable career. He further cemented his position as one of the most credible and respected figures when he was named Decanter Magazine's 2013 Man of the Year, joining a remarkable list of the global wine elite.
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