Prix Le MONTRACHET 2018 will honor the sommeliers working in Shanghai

Created by The Hotel Restaurant LE MONTRACHET in Puligny Montrachet the Prix Le Montrachet is an annual award given to a sommelier working in a region or a city of the world.

After Switzerland, Belgium, London, Moscow, Italy, Los Angeles, Germany and Norway the Prix Le Montachet 2018 will honor the sommeliers working in Shanghai.

The winner receives a trophy as a mark of his or her victory which will be given in their city where the committee will organize a reception with a group of winemakers. The winner and the best candidates will receive a case of selected crus from Côtes de Beaune, and the winner will also receive an invitation to stay a few days at Hôtel Le Montrachet where contacts, visits and tastings will be especially organized.

Fouding Committee :

Jean-Pierre Faraut, President

André Berthier, Sommelier,

Jean-Michel Chartron, Winemaker, Puligny Montrachet,

Thierry Gazagnes, Hôtel Restaurant Le Montrachet

Olivier Leflaive, Winemaker, Puligny Montrachet,

Jean-Claude Wallerand, a leading figure among the sommeliers

International Jury :

Alain Suguenot, Mayor of Beaune, France,

Peter Hambro, President, Grand amateur, London, England,

Adam Brett Smith, Corney & Barrow, London, England

François Mauss, President and founder of Grand Jury Européen and of the World Wine Symposium, Luxemburg,

Giorgio Pinchiorri, owner of the worlwide famous Enoteca in Florence,

Wolfgang Puck, a leading figure in the restaurants business in Los Angeles and the US,

Antonio Rios Amorim, President Corticeira Amorim, leading producer of corks, Paio de Oleiros, Portugal,

Enzo Vizzari, President, Director of the Restaurants and Wines guides of L’Espresso.

Jury in Shanghai

Mr. Yi Wang, President, International Food and Wine Society (IWFS), Shanghai Branch ,

Mr. Simon Zhou, a Shanghai born New Zealander, is the founder of Ruby Red Fine Wine. With over 15 years of valuable industry experience and a genuine fascination for everything from the grape to the glass, Simon is now widely regarded as one of the most knowledgeable wine experts in China today. Always a true professional, Simon’s humorous and down-to-earth approach resonates with wine consumers and he particularly enjoys sharing with others his passion and first hand knowledge of this exciting industry.

Mr. Liwen Hao (Martin Hao), Founder of HappyVino Wine Education. Asian Wine and Sake Reviewer and Brand Ambassador for ROBERT PARKER WINE ADVOCATE. Noted Wine Writer and Educator. Author of Whys in Wines and The Footprints in the Vineyards. Editor of World Atlas of Whisky (Chinese Version). Staring in wine education video “Wine Connoisseur”, with more than one million viewer.

Special advisors

Anthony Hanson, Master of Wine and Christie’s Wine specialist; London,

Jo Rodin, grand amateur, Oslo and Puligny Montrachet.

Coordinateur à Shanghai

Lu Yang , Master Sommelier

Jean-Marie Pratt

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