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The Judges

Matteo Montone

Wine Director, EDITION

After studying tourism, Matteo realized his true passion was wine and completed the Italian association sommelier course in 2012. In 2013, he moved to London and worked at Aqua Shard. Then from 2014 – 2016, he worked as Junior Sommelier at The Ritz London, before moving up to Deputy Head Sommelier. After that, he moved to Locanda Locatelli as Assistant Head Sommelier and completed the WSET Level 4 Diploma.

In 2017, Matteo became Head Sommelier at Berners Tavern and has subsequently been promoted to Director of Wine. In 2018, Matteo gained his Court of Master Sommelier Advanced certificate and is preparing for the Master Sommelier diploma. Matteo is now a WSET certified educator for Levels 1, 2 and 3. In 2019 Matteo won 2019 Chaine Des Rotisseurs Best Young Sommelier in the World 2019 - Chaine Des Rotisseurs UK Young Sommelier of the Year. 2019 Matteo won GQ Best Sommelier.