Marek Przyborek wins Polish Sommelier of the Year 2017
Northcote’s Assistant Head Sommelier Marek Przyborek has been crowned the new Polish Sommelier of the Year in a competition in Warsaw which saw 20 top Polish Sommeliers compete against each other.
Three Sommeliers qualified to the final, which took place on a stage before an audience. Each of the finalists had to go through theoretical tasks, including correcting a wine list, as well as practical, with a blind tasting of four Californian wines: Marimar Torres La Masia Russian River Chardonnay 2014 Ravenswood Lodi Zinfandel Old Vine 2013 Edna Valley Pinot Noir Central Coast 2014 and Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Santa Cruz 2013. Candidates also had to show their customer service, matching a wines to dishes.