Sommelier Raimonds Tomsons of the Vincents restaurant was pronounced Europe's top wine expert at the Sommelier EM 2017 competition in Vienna on May 12.

A total 36 wine experts partook in the two-day competition, with Tomsons chosen from the final four, reports.

"The contest was organized very professionally. Despite the standard order – a difficult theory test, blind tastings, food and wine matching tasks, practical servicing and other tasks," he said.

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