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Adam Pawlowski, Northcote’s Head Sommelier wins the Sud de France Sommelier Competition

Adam Pawlowski, Northcote’s Head Sommelier wins the Sud de France Sommelier Competition

Head Sommelier Adam Pawlowski’s talents were recognised once again when he was crowned the winner of the fifth annual Sud de France Sommelier Competition in September. He was selected from 50 of the top UK’s sommeliers when their knowledge and talent was put to the test.

The Sud de France Sommelier Competition aims to find the UK sommelier with the best knowledge of the Languedoc-Roussillon region and its wines, whilst raising the profile of the profession as a whole, and the wines of Languedoc-Roussillon.

After a gruelling round of written tests and wine tastings, the eleven competing sommeliers in the semi final were whittled down to just three finalists; Florent Belotti from New Street Grill, Terry Kandlyis from The Ledbury and Adam Pawlowski from Northcote. The finalist then took part in a nail-biting final where they were assessed in front of an audience in food and wine matching, blind tasting and serving rounds.

Jury Chairman, Ronan Sayburn MS said, I have been extremely impress with the competing sommelier’s skills and knowledge of Languedoc- Roussillon, a diverse and complex wine region. Adam Pawlowski is a truly deserving winner, and a credit to the sommelier profession.

Commenting on his success, Adam said, “I’ve had a wonderful time taking part in the Sud de France Sommelier competition. The competition was challenging but thoroughly enjoyable and I am honoured to have been named the winner, amongst some very talented sommeliers.” 

Posted: 22.01.14
Sunday Times Top 100 Restaurants List

Sunday Times Top 100 Restaurants List

The Sunday Times presented its fourth annual definitive list of Britain’s Top 100 Restaurants, produced in association with Harden’s. Another year, another 80,000 meals under their belts, and the nations most discerning and enthusiastic diners have spoken, more than 9,000 people contributed their scores and comments to the fourth annual Sunday Times Food List, dedicated to identifying the finest restaurant food in Britain.

Northcote took 44th place in this year’s Top 100 and 4th in the North West. Along with 12th place for the ‘Best Restaurant with Rooms”, 9th place for “Best Wine List” and 9th for “Best Dessert.”

View The Sunday Times List here.  

Posted: 22.01.14
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