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Nikolas Giannopoulos - Sommelier

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I studied Hotel Management at the Centre International de Glion (member of Glion Institute of Higher Education). Over the last few years, I passed my Certified Sommelier Exams in London, UK, from the Court of Master Sommeliers and WSET Diploma. I am the only Greek sommelier that has gained the title of the Best Sommelier of Greece for three consecutive national...

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I studied Hotel Management at the Centre International de Glion (member of Glion Institute of Higher Education). Over the last few years, I passed my Certified Sommelier Exams in London, UK, from the Court of Master Sommeliers and WSET Diploma. I am the only Greek sommelier that has gained the title of the Best Sommelier of Greece for three consecutive national competitions (2011, 2012 and 2014). I have received several international awards including the first place at the Gaggenau Sommelier Awards 2014 that took place in Strasbourg, Alsace and was juried by Serge Dubs (Best Sommelier of the World 1989). Additionally, I have twice won the 3rd place in the International Young Sommelier Competition, organized by Chaine Des Rotisseurs and juried by the Court of Master Sommeliers and the 11th position at the Best Sommelier of Europe competition, organized by ASI in San Remo and Monaco.

I represented Greece at the competition for the Best Sommelier of the World that took place in April 2016 in Mendoza, Argentina and I finished in the Top-20 with the official ranking of 17th position among 61 candidates.

My career was built through operational and managerial roles in fine-dining restaurants holding Michelin stars and a luxury yacht company. I have worked as Sommelier for Spondi (a 2 Michelin stars restaurant), Head Sommelier for Jerome Serres (1 Michelin star), Food & Beverage Manager for SG Yachting (owners of luxury yachts) and Wine Director at Nobu Matsuhisa Athens & Mykonos. Also, I was trained at Gordon Ramsay at Claridges in London (1 michelin star), Aurora restaurant in London and Auberge de l'Ill in Alsace (3 michelin stars). My passion for wine, gastronomy and discreet service motivated me to create Oenophorum and share my expertise and experience.

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