DWWA 2013 Regional Italy Judging Panel
Born in Perugia, Italy, Sara Bachiorri didn't initally consider a career in wine, despite her grandfather owning a vineyard and making a sweet red sparkling wine from Canaiolo. Instead she studied and worked as an accountant, moving into hospitality when she became bored of the office job. In 2007, Sara acheived her professional Sommelier qualification and worked with the Italian Institute of Sommeliers before moving to London in December 2008. Soon after she joined the team at Maze, and then Maze Grill, before becoming Assistant Head Sommelier at the Michelin-starred Glasshouse Restaurant in Kew a year later. In April 2012 Sara was promoted to Head Sommelier. In January this year she was awarded the WSET Champagne Academy Scholarship for high achievement at the WSET Advanced level.