Gerard Francis Claude BASSET

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1957-03-07
Education Lycee Albert Camus Firminy France, Ecole Hoteliere de Dardilly Lyon France
Publications N/A
Recreations chess, ice-skating
Clubs N/A
Style Gerard Basset, Esq, OBE
Career sommelier; commis de cuisine Frantel Hotel Marseille 1981-83, head waiter The Crown Hotel Lyndhurst Hants 1984-85 (chef de rang 1983-84), head waiter Morel's Haslemere 1985-86, Manley's Storrington W Sussex 1986-87, head waiter The Crown Hotel Lyndhurst 1987-88, chef sommelier Chewton Glen Hotel New Milton Hants 1988-94; co-fndr and dir Hotel du Vin Hotel Gp 1994-2004, co-prop Hotel du Vin & Bistro Winchester 1994-2004, gp hotels in Tunbridge Wells, Bristol and Birmingham; prop Hotel TerraVina Hants 2007-; dir GB Wine Consultancy Ltd; fell Acad of Food and Wine Service (tech dir 1997), vice-chm Ct of Master Sommeliers; memb: Commendeur of French Gastronomy 1988, 3 Ceps St Bris 1989, Acad of Wine Service 1989, Cava and Penedes Inst 1993, Verre Galant (Cognac Camus) 1993, Coll du Cognac 1993, Cognac Inst 1994, Sommeliers Club of GB 1994, Acad of Culinary Arts 1995, Inst Masters of Wine 1998; assoc memb UK Bartenders Guild; >ir< Best Sommelier for french wines and spirits in UK 1988 and 1992, Wine Waiter of the Year 1989 and 1992, winner Southern Sommelier Competition 1989, Calvet Cup of Acad of Wine Service (for overall outstanding achievement in wine knowledge and service) 1989, 1990 and 1992, Bronze Medal Best Sommelier in Euro Competition Reims 1990 and 1992, Champagne Travel Bursary 1990, winner Ruinart UK Selection for Euro 1990, winner Int Sommelier Competition Paris 1992, Silver Medal World Championship Rio de Janeiro 1992, Courvoisier Best of the Best Sommelier 1992, Marques de Caceres Food & Wine Person of the Year 1993, Rame d'Honneur (for servs given to wine) 1993, winner Euro Trophee Ruinart Reims 1996, World's Best Sommelier Association de la Sommellerie 2010, Int Wine Challenge Personality of the Year 2010, Harpers Wine and Spirit Personality of the Year 2011, Imbibe Industry Legend 2011; for Hotel du Vin: Egon Ronay Cellnet Guide Newcomer of the Year 1996, Catey Award Newcomer of the Year 1996, Caesar Good Hotel Guide Best Hotel with Wine Theme 1998; Cesar Best Small Hotel Good Hotel Guide (for Hotel TerraVina) 2009, Decanter Man of the Year 2013
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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