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World's Best Sommeliers' Selection

A carefully curated collection of wines that go beyond their exquisite flavours and aromas, delving into the rich narratives behind each bottle.

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A unique opportunity

WBSS 2024 Highlights


A unique opportunity allowing brilliant winemakers to present their wines exclusively to the world’s top sommeliers. The wines selected will be listed on The World’s Best Sommeliers’ Selection site and highlighted on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Discovery and World’s Best Vineyards Explore.

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Each wine will be tasted, complemented by a detailed account of the rich narrative behind each bottle. The selection 2025 process will be meticulously carried out by President Jhonel Faelnar alongside Vice-President Tina Kragh Vildgaard and 40 renowned international sommeliers, each of whom have been invited from William Reed's extensive network within the World's 50 Best Restaurants.

Through their extensive knowledge and passion for wine, they will curate a selection that celebrates the diversity of flavours and the cultural heritage intertwined with winemaking traditions from various regions around the globe.


WBSS is brought to you by William Reed, renowned for their expertise in organising acclaimed events such as The World’s 50 Best Restaurants and World's Best Vineyards.

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