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DWWA judge profile: Roberto Della Pietra

Roberto Della Pietra is a judge at the 2017 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA).

Roberto Della Pietra

Roberto Della Pietra is a sommelier, wine consultant and Brand Ambassador for the small independent importer of grower Champagnes, French Bubbles.  He recently played the role of the sommelier in the Hollywood movie Burnt (2015) starring Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Emma Thompson and Uma Thurman amongst others.

In his free time he’s now attending acting school in London.  He has been the head sommelier at Clos Maggiore in Covent Garden in London where he joined the restaurant in February 2015 following stints as head sommelier at Morton’s Club in Mayfair, and at Champagne restaurant and bar Tirage in Bishopsgate, which he joined in 2013.

Prior to this, Della Pietra worked as head of Gauthier Wines, where he devoted his time to the retail side of Michelin-starred London restaurant Gauthier Soho after several years on the floor. Della Pietra began his career in hospitality in 1993, as commis de rang at the Grand Hotel Moroni in Finale Ligure, Italy, before moving to the UK and joining the team at Pennyhill Park Hotel in Surrey, where he worked his way up to the role of sommelier.

After a stint as head sommelier at L’Ortolan in Berkshire, Della Pietra went with his employer, John-Burton Race, to The Landmark to open the John-Burton Race restaurant in 1999, which was subsequently awarded two Michelin stars. In 2002, he became head sommelier and wine buyer for the Michelin-starred Roussillon restaurant in Pimlico, before joining Gauthier Soho in 2010.

Follow Roberto on Twitter @RobDellaPietra

Roberto Della Pietra was first a judge at the DWWA in 2015.

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