This year at the Hotel le Meridien, the UK Sommelier Association held the fifth edition of The Best UK Sommelier - Villa Sandi Award and Fine Wines Walkaround Tasting. The competition was hosted on stage by the TV presenter Joe Fattorini, with the support of the UKSA President Andrea Rinaldi, and the Vice President Federica Zanghirella.

The event culminated in the announcement of the UK’s Best Sommelier Matteo Furlan, Sommelier at The Ritz. First runner up Salvatore Castano, Sommelier at Mash and second runner up Noemie Favrat, Sommelier at The Dorchester.

The Best UK Sommelier 2019, Villa Sandi Award pays homage to the style, elegance and skills of this passion fuelled profession, and has been designed to celebrate the wine professionals within the hospitality industry and their crucial role in the business.


We are thrilled to announce that the 14th May 2018, for the fourth year running, we will organise THE BEST UK SOMMELIER - VILLA SANDI AWARD!

With the precious support of the Premium Quality Prosecco Villa Sandi, the competition will be hosted by the famous TV presenter Joe Fattorini at the Institute of Directors in Pall Mall.

The winner will be awarded with £1000 offered by UKSA.

An event that can't be missed: all our members and friends are invited to celebrate with us the hospitality professionalism!