This week Mendoza will be the epicentre of the wine world, as over 60 of the world’s top sommeliers come into town to battle it out for the impressive title of ‘Best Sommelier in the World’.
This is the 15th Concours du Meilleur Sommelier du Monde, and the first time it is being hosted in Argentina. Participants will be competing over a five day process of tasting and testing, hoping to make it to each next round to go on and compete in the final.
Hundreds of wine experts will be flying into Mendoza, not only the competing sommeliers but also international press and judging sommeliers for a week of wine activity in Argentina’s wine capital.
So who are representing Argentina and Chile at this tough competition? From Argentina there are two sommeliers who will be trying to sniff and swirl their way to the top: Paz Levinson (Best Sommelier of the Americas 2015) and Martin Bruno.
From Chile comes Marcelo Pino (2nd in Best Sommelier of the Americas 2015) who is not only a top somm in South America, but also a water expert and taster.
Starting on the 15th April, you can keep up with all the happenings on our own social media feeds and by following #BestWorldSommARG2016