DWWA Rhône Judging Panel

Meet the members of the DWWA Rhône Judging Panel

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Stéphane Soret graduated with a Sommelier Diploma in Nîmes and moved to London in 1989 for his first Sommelier position at Ma Cuisine before heading to Paris, starting at Ledoyen and working his way upwards in hospitality while obtaining a hotel management degree at CMH-Paris, European Center of International Hotel Management. In 1994 Stephane moved to the US, working for hotels including the Campton Place Hotel in San Francisco, where he won The Wine Spectator’s Best Award of Excellence for their wine list in 2000. After being involved with the launch of Napa Valley’s Wine.com and working at Vigneron Imports, he headed back to Paris for a Sommelier role at Michelin-starred Le Cinq (George V) and managed the Cellar of the Quai d’Orsay for the French Minister of Foreign Affairs. 2005 saw Stephane's return to London as Head Sommelier for Mosimann’s and since then he has been working in the Middle and Far East, and is currently Wine Director at Raffles in Singapore.