Paolo Basso avec Sommeliers' Heaven: The Greatest Wine Cellars of the World
For true wine enthusiasts there comes a moment when a rack in the basement no longer meets their demands. Wine cellars today are places to enjoy ones wine as time improves it, an ideal fusion of function and style. These spaces not only have perfectly controlled temperature, humidity, and air conditioning, but frequently also fascinating designs at the same time. The editor of this volume, Paolo Basso, is a well-known professional in the wine industry as Best Sommelier of the World. He presents outstanding customized wine cellars ranging from sleek walk-in coolers in private residences, via traditionally styled cellars that are combined with tasting rooms in wineries, up to art-like installations in hotels and restaurants where the love of wine is celebrated like an event. The collection is a source of inspiration for wine connoisseurs convinced that fantastic wines deserve fantastic spaces for storing, displaying, sipping, and sharing.
The Swiss-Italian Paolo Basso is a well-known professional in the wine industry. After graduating from the Swiss Sommelier Association School, and many years of working in different restaurants featured in the best gourmet guides, he became involved in the field of rare and collectable wines, in which he has become and established expert. He runs his own wine merchant consulting company Paolo Basso Wine in Lugano, Switzerland, among his clients are the airline company Air France, international luxury hotel groups as well as wine producers and wine shops. Furthermore, he holds seminars on wine, is a highly demanded judge at international wine competitions and collaborates with wine schools in Switzerland and France. Since 2013 Paolo Basso is the Best Sommelier of the World. He has won this prestigious title at the 14th international competition of the Association de la Sommelliere Internationale.