2018 Young Sommelier Competition Winner

Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Young Sommelier Competition

Winner: Jeremy Shanker 

Shanker Moves on to Compete In the 2018 Best Young Sommeliers International Competition in Mexico City, Mexico

Chaine des Rotisseurs Young Sommeliers Competitions

Madison, New Jersey (May 30, 2018) – Jeremy Shanker of Michael Mina in San Francisco, CA representing the Pacific Northwest region is named Best Young Sommelier in the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs’ Young Sommeliers Competition. The winner claims the title after competing against 10 other contestants in the national finals in held in Paso Robles, CA from May 3-5, 2018.

Hosted annually by the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, the world’s oldest and largest food and wine society, the annual competition tests competitors on blind tasting ability, tableside wine service skills, and many areas of wine knowledge. Harold S. Small, Bailli Delegue des Etats-Unis d’Amerique (U.S. National President) says that the highly competitive program attracts the country’s most promising young talent.

“Each year, the young sommeliers bring fresh perspective and talent,” continued Small. “We congratulate Shanker on this momentous victory, and are thrilled for him to showcase his abilities while representing the United States in the International Competition.”