Rut Cotroneo is a judge at the 2017 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA).
Rut Cotroneo achieved her sommelier qualification in Madrid in 1999 and immediately started working in various sommelier-related and managerial capacities for the “Who’s Who” of the restaurant world. This included Madrid’s one Michelin-starred El Chaflan; the three Michelin-starred El Bulli, and El Bulli Hotel; the two Michelin-starred Mugaritz; Heston Blumenthal’s three Michelin-starred The Fat Duck, and the five star and one Michelin-starred Restaurant-Hôtel Ferrero in Valencia.
From 2011 to 2013, Cotroneo held the position of chef sommelier at the one Michelin-starred Restaurant Pur in the Park Hyatt Paris Vendome, and has been the recipient of many awards. She currently consults for the two Michelin-starred Mauro Colagreco and his Menton-based Mirazur restaurant on a worldwide project.
Rut first judged at the DWWA in 2013.
Follow Rut on Twitter @rutcotroneo