17 Jul 2018
Our Head Sommelier Alex Freguin has been crowned the Taittinger UK Sommelier of the Year 2018.
After a nail-biting stage of heats, a final day of intensive knock-out competition took place at London’s Savoy Hotel yesterday.
It was a fantastic day for the North West as the top 3 finalists were all from the area. Tamas Czinki, head sommelier at Northcote in Lancashire placed second, while Pierre Brunelli, the beverage and wine manager at L’Enclume in Cartmel was third in the competition.
Commenting on his win, Alex said “I’m loving work every day at Moor Hall on the floor. It’s a passion, I’ve worked hard for this and I’m just so pleased it’s happened for me today.”