Written for Decanter.
Sleepless nights, thousands of pounds invested in rare bottles, and zero social life are common elements of preparation for the World’s Best Sommelier Competition. Japanese candidate Hiroshi Ishida spent last month living away from his wife and three children, for his final purgatory of preparation.
This year’s competition saw a record 61 candidates enter, and it cost the Argentine Sommelier Association £0.5m to host.
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