Thailand Jeunes Sommeliers
Bangkok, June 22, 2017
InterContinental Bangkok hosts first ever competition in Thailand

The InterContinental Bangkok played host to the first-ever national final of the Jeunes Sommeliers Competition in Thailand.

Based on the Court of Master Sommeliers (UK) Advanced Level testing procedures, the three-part exam included service, blind tasting and theory. A respected panel of judges was drawn from the Thailand wine industry.

Ms Phanwadee Manusphaibool, Sommelier for L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon, was declared the winner. Accordingly, she will represent Thailand at International Finals in Budapest in September.

The other participants included Dirakerit Kotchawong, Assistant Manager/Sommelier at Riedel Wine Bar; Ms Nepaka Thongkerd, Sales Executive for Texica; Watchara Leelao, Sommelier at the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok.

I would like to take the opportunity to thank those who ensured the event’s success, namely our Échanson Thomas Schmelter (General Manager of the InterContinental Bangkok), our competitors (of course!) and the four judges. Special thanks also go to our sponsors: InterContinental Bangkok, Lucaris glassware, Wine Garage, and Texica Wine Company.

Thank you again to everyone for their participation and support!
Vive la Chaîne!

Warm culinary regards,
Arto Artinian
Bailli Délégué