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Frederic Vigroux DipWSET

Wine specialist - Sommelier consultant

Frédéric is a French sommelier consultant holder of the WSET Diploma since September 2017, and Certified Wine Educator for WSET Level 1 to 3, and spirits Level 1 & 2, he is also student in Executive MBA at ESCP Paris. Author of Le vin pour ceux qui n’y connaissent rien, Frédéric writes chronicles in specialised press and judges wines as a professional taster. Frédéric works as Wine Teacher for WSET and teach wine & marketing at INSEEC Business School and sommellerie at Vatel Hospitality Management School. He also offers consultancy to various restaurants, and is responsible for the wine acquisition and strategy of NumberWine, wine import company based in Bucharest that he founded in 2013.

Frédéric speaks French, English, and Romanian.

Favourite wine: “I always have a bottle of Champagne Blanc de Blancs in my fridge, but I also appreciate a simple glass of modest Bardolino from a top producer, but if there should be one, it will be a Great Volnay or a Chianti Classico, a Meursault or a German Riesling, and most probably a glass of Oloroso...”

Best wine tasted : Domaine de la Romanée-conti, Vosne-Romanée Les Echézeaux Grand Cru 2006, (bottle N°15939)

Favourite restaurant: “I will always keep in memory the perfection of Bocuse, the provocative rotten egg of Gilles Goujon, I love to talk about the beauty of the Tartare de boeuf you eat with the fingers at La Calandre in Padova, but I cannot forget beautiful moments at Azurmendi or Wagyu Takumi.” 

Other Judges

Pierre Gauthier

Directeur de restaurant et Chef sommelier Hôtel Splendide Royal 5*, Relais & Châteaux