Andrew Bell (American Sommelier President), Alexander LaPratt (Best Sommelier in America 2011), and Aldo Sohm (Best Sommelier in America 2007, Best Sommelier in the World 2008). Photo credit: Charles Roussel.
American Sommelier congratulates the winner and runners up of the 2011 Best Sommelier in America competition, held on April 16th and 17th, 2011 at the Jumeirah Essex House in New York City.
- Winner: Alexander LaPratt, db Bistro Moderne (New York, NY)
- 1st Runner Up: Jared Fischer, Le Bernardin (New York, NY)
- 2nd Runner Up: Christopher Bates, Hotel Fauchere (Milford, PA)
- 3rd Runner Up: Michael Meagher, Treasury Wine Estates (Waltham, MA)
News & Press
August 2011: Best Sommelier in America (Carson Demmond, Wine & Spirits)
April 29, 2011: Day of Wine and Poseurs (Alan Richman, GQ)
April 19, 2011:NYC sommelier nation’s No. 1 (William Dowd, Times Union)
April 19, 2011: Alexander LaPratt, Best Sommelier in America, Knows His Smokes as Well as His Wines (Lauren Shockey, Village Voice)
April 18, 2011: Best Sommelier in America is Named (Kara Newman, Wine Enthusiast Magazine)
April 18, 2011: Alan Richman Would Make the Best Sommelier Ever (Maryse Cheveriere, The Daily Meal)
April 17 2011: Best Sommelier in America 2011 Today in New York (Diane Letulle, Examiner)
April 15, 2011: Mayor Bloomberg proclaims April 16-17, 2011 American Sommelier Association Days in New York City
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