Submission Deadline

22 Feb, 2024

Judging
Date

18-19 March 2024

Winners Announcement

10 April 2024

Judges

Meet our 2024 Judges

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Gold

90-100

points

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Silver

76-89

points

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Bronze

65-75

points

Davide Santeramo

Senior Sommelier at The Ritz London

I am very pleased to introduce myself as Davide Santeramo, born and raised in Cavaria, a small village in the province of Varese in Northern Italy, now working as a Senior Sommelier at The Ritz London. I enjoy everything this wonderful city has to offer, the hospitality industry is ever growing and provides many exciting opportunities to learn from passionate, dedicated experts of their fields.

My aspiration to become a Sommelier luckily came to be very naturally. I had the fortunate opportunity to see my dear friend, Giorgio Scarsella immerse himself in the life of wine and become an industry leader. Paired with the motivation and mentoring I received from Gino Nardella MS, another legend with lifelong expertise, my passion and desire to become a Sommelier very quickly grew. The vast opportunities and freedom that the wine industry provides is a huge incentive. Currently I am thriving as a Sommelier, I enjoy being part of the busy operation of a Michelin-starred Restaurant, but also take pride in working in my smaller Sommelier team with experts.

I personally don't have a fixed plan to follow. I never thought working with a sole focus on an end goal would be beneficial for me, I prefer to set myself smaller challenges that keep me motivated. Those, together with the ambition, curiosity and passion that I have for this job ensure that I'll keep learning and growing while enjoying the journey that hopefully will take me to become a leader of this industry.

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