DWWA judge profile: Guillermo Cruz

Guillermo Cruz is a judge at the 2018 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA)

Guillermo Cruz

Guillermo Cruz has been the Head Sommelier at Mugaritz (9th Best Restaurant in the World) since 2012 and he is now the front-of-house manager. Cruz works hand in hand with the R+D team in order to research and create emotional harmonies between the solid and liquid.

Apart from leading the sommelier, and the front-of-house teams on a day to day basis, Cruz also shares his knowledge in the wine world through the main gastronomy forums in Spain (such as Madrid Fusión or San Sebastian Gastronomika) and France, and also through courses at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Basque Culinary Center, Cámara de Comercio de Burgos and Instituto Galego do Viño, among others.

He was awarded Best Sommelier in Spain in 2014 and represented Spain on The Best Sommelier in the World Competition in Mendoza in 2016.

He is also Best Spanish Cava Sommelier 2015 and has been recognised as Sommelier of the Year by Gourmets Magazine 2015 and Excelencias Gourmet 2015, as well as Best Sommelier of Spain Ruinart 2015 and Sommelier of the Year 2015 Mercados del Vino y la Distribucion.

Follow Guillermo on Twitter: @guille_sumiller