Philippe Faure-Brac, born February 25, 1960 in Marseille, is a French sommelier who won the Best Sommelier of the World contest in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. He has been President of the French Sommelier Union since 2016.
A member of the INAO national committee since 1998 and of the board of the International Sommelier Association since 2004, he was made a Knight of the Order of Agricultural Merit in 1995 and a Knight of the National Order of Merit in 20053. He is promoted to Officer of the Order of Agricultural Merit in 2018.
In 2000, he created the competition “One of the Best Workers of France” with a sommelier option and has been its president since its inception. He has been President of the Union of French Sommeliers since 2016.
1984: “Best Young Sommelier of France” (Ruinart Trophy)
1988 : ” Best Sommelier of France “.
1992: “Best Sommelier of the World 1992″ in Rio de Janeiro
1992 : Master Sommelier of France U.D.S.F.
2015 : ” M.O.F Honoris Causa 2015 “.
The International Sommelier Association
The Association de la Sommellerie Internationale, a non-profit making organization, was founded in Reims (France) on the 3 – 4 June 1969, and has the following aims: 1. To bring together the national sommelier associations (just one member association per country) and to promote their founding where they do not yet exist. 2) To co-ordinate actions aimed at developing and advancing the profession by various means (training courses, etc.) 3) To enhance the sommelier’s profession and educate consumers. 4)To defend the ethics of the profession
ASI participates in all events related to wine, spirits and other drinks, and is able to take any action directly or indirectly aimed at its objectives defined above. To lear more about ASI please visit the ASI official website