• Enter Now

The Judges

Vincenzo Arnese

Assistant Head Sommelier & Wine Buyer, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London, UK

Vincenzo Arnese is the current Bellavita/UKSA ‘Best Sommelier UK’ 2015. Following this amazing performance, we had no choice but to make him part of our team, to teach aspiring sommeliers, passing on his skills and impeccable service and wine knowledge.

Despite his young looks, Vincenzo already boasts enviable experience. He started in wine, with the right curiosity to those who approach the world of enology. In 2010 he became an AIS sommelier in his home province of Varese, a recognition of his competency.

He has worked in restaurants in Switzerland, France, and Australia and is now Assistant Sommelier at the famous ‘Dinner by Heston Blumenthal’, inside the Mandarin Oriental overlooking Hyde Park. A place of one or two honors including two Michelin stars and a seventh place among the 50 best in the world.