Celebrity Interview: Gerard Basset OBE

8th March 2016

Celebrity Interview: Gerard Basset OBE

One of the greatest wine professionals of his generation, Gerard Basset is the Sommelier‘s Sommelier; he is a former World Champion Sommelier and the only person ever to simultaneously hold the Master of Wine, Master Sommelier and MBA Wine honours.

Born and raised in France, Gerard originally trained as a chef, but embarked on a career as a Sommelier when he moved to the UK in the 1980s.

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Which is your favourite Champagne/Sparkling wine?
So many great Champagnes, but I like ‘Pol Roger Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill’ a lot

Which sparkling wines or regions do you think are the most underrated?
Difficult question, I have tasted some lovely sparkling wines in Brazil but they are not well known here in the UK

What is your favourite Champagne/Sparkling wine food pairing?
Lobster salad and Champagne

What’s the most popular Champagne/Sparkling wine in your Hotel, TerraVina?
Champagne Lenoble Cuvée Intense Brut NV

Where’s the most memorable place you’ve enjoyed a Glass of Bubbly?
As a guest of Moët & Chandon at their private property Château de Saran with my wife Nina.  It was so romantic!


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