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DWWA 2013 Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Judging Panel

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Isa Bal MS

Isa Bal MS has been Head Sommelier at Heston Blumenthal's three Michelin-starred restaurant The Fat Duck for the past eight years. He studied hospitality in his native Turkey before moving to the UK in 1999, where he started in the resturant business at the Vineyard at Stockcross, working his way up to the position of Wine Director/Head Sommelier. In 2008 he won the title of Best Sommelier of Europe from the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale, and this year he represented Turkey in the Best Sommelier of the World competition in Tokyo.