Young Sommelier to Watch Award

Celebration Time

Kara Maisano has been crowned the inaugural Young Sommelier to Watch thanks to Girard-Perregaux and GT WINE.

SKILL, PASSION AND OUTSTANDING KNOWLEDGE were indeed recognised at the inaugural Girard-Perregaux Young Sommelier to Watch Awards, held at Winespace in Surry Hills. Guests celebrated the achievements of the three rising sommelier stars – winner Kara Maisano, and runners-up Alex Kirkwood and Jenna Phillpott – in a night of outstanding wine, and delicious food by nel. Restaurant. “An appreciation of fine wines and fine watches have much in common,” said Jean Conrié, brand director of Girard-Perregaux. “It is about knowledge, experience and passion, but also very much about sharing, and helping others grow their own appreciation. Like the best sommeliers, we are committed to sharing our passion with our customers.” Congratulations Kara, Alex and Jenna.