Francesco Marzola triumphs in Norway

29 Feb 2020

Francesco Marzola, already holder of the Best Sommelier of the Nordic 2018 title, has added another trophy to his collection: Best Sommelier of Norway 2020. The victory represented the culmination of a long competitive growth process: “With two second places and two third places, it was really the time to win it this year, so finally I felt a completion of a path started in 2016.”

Marzola intends to use the competition in precisely the way the ASI’s Sommelier Contest Committee intends: as a springboard to greater skill and qualification as a working sommelier. Speaking of his future, Marzola noted: “since I already won the Best Sommelier of the Nordic competition, I can not compete there anymore, so my goal is to compete in the upcoming Best Sommelier of the World competition in France in 2022. I have also already applied for a slot in the Master Sommelier exam, probably in 2022 because of the waiting list. So that is my goal — to be the first MS of Norway.”