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The Judges

Piotr Pietras

Piotr Pietras MS, 85 PICCADILLY LIMITED, London, UK

Piotr Pietras MS is one of the world’s most acclaimed sommeliers. He is currently the Head Sommelier at Launceston Place – a multi-award-winning fine dining restaurant located in an 1839 townhouse in Kensington.

Since beginning his career in 2011, Piotr has quickly forged a strong reputation in the wine world; previously managing the wine lists for internationally renowned chefs including Gordon Ramsay (Maze restaurant) and Richard Corrigan (Corrigan’s Mayfair). He is currently ranked 2nd Best Sommelier in Europe and 10th in the World, and has won numerous awards (including the coveted title of Best Polish Sommelier in both 2015 and 2016; and Chaine des Rotisseurs International Best Young Sommelier 2017).

He has recently passed the Master Sommelier exam and, achieving the highest blind tasting score, he also won the Amorim Taster of The Year 2017 Award.