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The Judges

Melania Battisto

Head Sommelier at THE MEDLAR RESTAURANT LIMITED

My name is Melania Battiston (24) from Piedmont, Italy and I’m passionate about Piedmont, Champagne, New Zealand, and Medlar. I’m the Head Sommelier and Wine Buyer at Medlar Restaurant, in Chelsea.  I’ve been a sommelier for 4 years now and hold the green pin from the Court of Master Sommelier. Imbibe Personality of the Year 2020 “Hot stuff”. I won the Gerard Basset Tasting Trophy in November 2020. My motto is: Dream it, make it.