DWWA Judge profile: Piotr Pietras MS

Piotr Pietras MS is a judge at the 2018 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA).

Piotr Pietras MS

After completing his Bachelor’s degree in Hotel Management, Piotr joined a 5-starred City Park Hotel & Residence as a sommelier where he developed one of the largest lists in Poland. He then moved to the UK to work for internationally renowned chefs including Gordon Ramsay (Maze), Richard Corrigan (Corrigan’s Mayfair) and Raphael Francois (Launceston Place). He is now Director of Wine at HIDE managing team of 16 sommeliers and UK’s largest wine list.

Piotr is currently ranked 2nd Best Sommelier in Europe and 10th in the World and has won numerous awards including Chaine des Rotisseurs World’s Best Young Sommelier 2017 and Best Polish Sommelier of the Year 2015 and 2016.

He has also passed the coveted Master Sommelier exam and, achieving the highest blind tasting score, he won the Amorim Taster of The Year Award.

2016 was Piotr’s first year judging at the DWWA.