Marc Almert

Head Sommelier, Pavillon, Zurich & ASI Best Sommelier 2019, Germany

In 2019 Marc became one of the youngest ever winners of the ASI Best Sommelier of the World contest aged just 27. Two years prior to this, he was selected as Germany’s Best Sommelier by the Sommelier-Union Deutschland. Today, he regularly shares his knowledge in seminars and hosts tastings. He is also active on behalf of the Sommelier-Union Deutschland, which has provided him with significant support over the years in the form of training and competition preparation. 2020 the Michelin Guide Switzerland gave Almert their Sommelier Award, only weeks before he was the first sommelier ever to be named “Sommelier of the Year” by the Swiss magazine Falstaff. Since 2017, he has served as the head sommelier at Pavillon in Zurich, the historic Baur au Lac hotel’s two Michelin star restaurant, as well as for the associated wine shops Baur au Lac Vins.

Man in restaurant