Who is the sommelier of Le Bernardin?

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Le Bernardin has the best sommelier in the world. Really. Aldo Sohm, the New York restaurant’s sommelier, won the title “Best Sommelier in the World” in a 2008 competition. Sohm, originally from Austria, joined Le Bernardin in 2007 and oversees the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star restaurant’s wine offerings as wine director and sommelier. Under his direction, the restaurant won a 2009 James Beard Award for Outstanding Wine Service. Le Bernardin’s 900-wine list contains pours from 12 countries, but specializes in white wines from Burgundy that complement chef Eric Ripert’s light and fresh seafood. And of course, we can’t forget the wine pairings: Carefully chosen pairings are offered with the seven-course Le Bernardin tasting menu and 10-course chef’s menu. Le Bernardin’s 15,000-bottle inventory includes vintages dating to 1875.

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