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About me

"I've been lucky enough to dedicate myself to something I really love, and I'm passionate about it. I have pure reverence for the world of wine, it's something magical"
Agustin Trapero
Wine Tasting Events
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I was born and grew up in a small town in Ávila; El Tiemblo, an area of ​​Spain known for its old Garnacha vines.
I grew up with my grandfather's homemade wine, but it wasn't  until I came to the United Kingdom in 2001 when I decided to start my career in wine.
 
The beginning was not easy for me, I worked in several restaurants and hotels in the UK. These included The Great Foster Hotel in Surrey, and Oxford hotel The Randolph, both five-star. At the latter I spent six years, joining the team of sommeliers as commi-sommelier and leaving as Head sommelier.

In 2009, I moved to the City of London to Andaz five-star hotel, as Head Sommelier.

I completed stages in world-renowned restaurants; The Fat Duck by Heston Blumenthal and El Celler de Can Roca, both with three Michelin stars.

At the end of 2012 I joined the luxurious Launceston Place restaurant in Chelsea, where I contributed to achieve its first ever Michelin star.

I won prestigious awards for my wine lists, Tatler Best Wine List Award and the Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator Magazine, thus rewarding my work.

In 2008 and 2009, I won the "New Zealand Winegrowers" & "California Wines" competitions respectively, by The UK Academy of Food & Wine.
 
In 2012 I finished the last level of WSET; Diploma, then year later, I also passed The Court Master Sommelier Advanced exam.
Nowadays, I am preparing for the Master Sommelier title, the highest qualification possible in my career.

I was driving the beverage programme at the Four Seasons Madrid,  as well as consulting to other restaurants and hotels to develop their business.

I have also run master classes, round tables and presentations for wine congresses and wine events.

Features

Beyond Taste Magazine
Beyond Taste Magazine
Diario de Avila
Gastro Magazine
Entrevista en la Cadena Ser
Wine Tour
F&T Sommelier of the month
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Rioja Masters tasting for The Drinks Business magazine.  _It is being solid and consistency gre
Cava Talk (The Drink Business Magazine)
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Cava round table
Wine tasting at Oxford University
Portugese tasting
Wine Magazine
Article; Diversity of Spain
Entrevista en el periodico
Harpers magazine
Entrevista en el periodico El Mundo
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Madrid Fusion, Wine Edition
With Javier Pages. President of Cava DO
Barcelona WIne Week
Presentación IWC Patricia Mateo y Pedro Ballesteros MW
Mesa redonda para el ICEX
Wine talk at BWW
Ramon Bilbao Spanish Wine x 67 Pall Mall Low Res--7_edited
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Wine Masterclass at London Wine Fair
Tenefire's wine presentation in London
Mision inversa tasting 4 days
Wine tasting
Always time for nice cup of coffee
Blind tasting_
Roca brothers & sommelier team
Transfer.
Checking sugar level
Top Somms
Interview for newspaper
Wine Talk at Enofusion 2019
Wine Talk at Enofusion 2019
WSET Diploma Ceremony
Premio Academia del Vino UK 2008. Trapero y Roy Ackerman,(Presidente de Honor de la Academia).
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Chaîne des Rôtisseurs.Trapero.
Diploma ceremony Jancis Robinson MW
Barcelona Wine Week
Master Sommelier Exam
Masterclass
Blind tasting _ Cata a ciegas
Beverage Manager at Four Seasons Madrid
Wine talk at Fenavin Congress
Tasting at DOP Cebreros
Wine Talk at Enofusion 2019
Avenue D&D
Master Sommelier Exam
Jurado para vinos de Rioja
Jerez
Launceston Place
Vendimia en Canada
Remontage
Decantacion
Jurado para vinos de Rioja
Camara de Comercio
Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru
Rioja Masters
El Celler de Can Roca
Rioja MastersII
Avenue D&D
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