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Bonjour! I am Luiz, your Sommelier

By 09/08/2018May 1st, 2020No Comments
Luiz Batistello, Founder and Sommelier of Wine Tours Paris

Bonjour! I am Luiz, your Sommelier

Meet Luiz, your Sommelier

Luiz is friendly and knowledgable. He makes wine accessible to every wine lover, from beginner to expert. He will share with you his deep passion for wine and his huge love for french terroirs, gastronomy and history and will make everything possible to make your wine tour very special.

Passionate about history and music, I started my professional life as a lawyer but quickly decided to make my passion for wine, my life.
I studied hard and travelled around the world wine regions - such as Champagne, Sancerre, Chinon, Nuit Saint Georges, Châteauneuf du Pape, Saint Emilion, Bandog, Brunello di Montalcino, Barolo, Porto, Jerez de la Frontera... . Of course I did my study and tasted lots of wines...
In 2011, I became the Chef Sommelier of a huge wine importer and gained professional experience around the world.
In 2014, I settled in Paris where I opened my company. At that time I was mainly offering Sommelier services to other companies.
In 2015, I finally graduated from the renown London School of Wine and Spirits with the WSET Diploma.
In 2017, I decided it was time to greater things and decided to focus on what I like the most: sharing my passion and knowledge directly to final Consumer, making wine and Champagne accessible to everybody, traveling and History. I created various exclusive wine tours all departing from Paris + a 2-hours wine tour in Paris.
I am as well wine contributor for magazines, wine judge for international wine contests such as the International Wine Challenge of London and other local contests such as Concours des Grands Vins de France in Macon and WSET marker.