Marc Almert

Marc Almert became one of the youngest ever winners of the Best Sommelier of the World contest aged just 27 in 2019.

Marc comes from Cologne. Since 2017, he has served as the head sommelier at Pavillon in Zurich, the historic Baur au Lac hotel’s two Michelin star restaurant, as well as for the associated wine shops Baur au Lac Vins.

During his career, Almert has taken part in numerous competitions and has also passed the Advanced Sommelier Exam by the Court of Master Sommeliers. 2015 he won the Concours National des Jeunes Sommeliers of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Allemagne, and in 2016 both the Gaggenau International Sommelier Award as well as the Wines of South Africa International Sommelier Cup.

While he has always been successful, the greatest triumph of his young career was the ASI Best Sommelier of the World 2019 title, which he received in Antwerp, Belgium. Two years prior to this, he was selected as Germany’s Best Sommelier by the Sommelier-Union Deutschland.

2020 the Michelin Guide Switzerland gave Almert their Sommelier Award, only weeks before he was the first sommelier ever to be named “Sommelier of the Year” by the Swiss magazine Falstaff.

Stay tuned for videos from Marc coming up already in September 2020!

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