{"api":{"host":"https:\/\/pinot.decanter.com","authorization":"Bearer ZTdhNDgwNTk5YTA2OTg1N2QzODAwNjU1ZDY0N2NjNWM2MTU2MzNlMWEwNmVlNDExNWYyZmYyOTc2MDYwODUyOQ","version":"2.0"},"piano":{"sandbox":"false","aid":"6qv8OniKQO","rid":"RJXC8OC","offerId":"OFPHMJWYB8UK","offerTemplateId":"OFPHMJWYB8UK","wcTemplateId":"OTOW5EUWVZ4B"}}

DWWA judge profile: Raimonds Tomsons

Raimonds Tomsons is a judge at the 2024 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA).

Raimonds Tomsons

Raimonds Tomsons has many years of experience working as a sommelier. Recently, he worked as Manager and Head Sommelier with the legendary chef Mārtiņš Rītiņš in Vincents restaurant, in Rigain, Latvia. He has also worked at several other world class restaurants such as El Bulli, Noma and Osteria Francescana,

He has been part of numerous sommelier competitions and has consequently won a broad selection of awards including The Best Sommelier of the World 2023, 3rd Best Sommelier of the World in 2019 and Best Sommelier of Europe 2017 by the world’s leading wine organization – A.S.I. (Association de la Sommellerie Internationale).

Raimonds was previously President of the Latvian Sommelier Association and has been a Member of the Board since 2015.

Currently, he is the Wine Director at Barents Wine Collectors, Global Brand Ambassador at Mosphera, a jury member of Star Wine Lists – the guide to great wine lists of the World, a jury member for the “Latvia’s Wine of the Year” contest and owner of Raimonds Tomsons Wine Consulting.

Follow Raimonds on X @RaimondsTomsons

Latest Wine News