Paz Levinson is one of the best known sommeliers in the world, but she initially struggled to even get a job waiting tables when she was a student in Buenos Aires. Now the Head Executive Sommelier for the Pic Group in Valence, she was fascinating to talk to about her time in China, her obsession with food and drink pairings, her love of TS Eliot and why she’s done with sommelier competitions.
To read more about Paz have a look at her website. You can also follow her on Instagram @pazlevinson.
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