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American Wins Gold

Surrounded by the other competitors, 2012 Best Young Sommelier of the Year gold medal winner Christopher Bates proudly lifts his trophy. At the far left is Klaus Tritschler, Chairman of the competition, Bailli Délégué of Germany, and a member of the International Chaîne’s Conseil d'Administration. At the far right is Marie Jones, International Vice President, who presided over the awards ceremonies.

The Chaîne des Rôtisseurs has announced that Christopher P. Bates, general manager and executive chef at historic Hotel Fauchere in Milford and co-owner of Element Winery, has won the 6th International Young Sommeliers Competition. The contest was sponsored by the International Confrerie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, an international gastronomic society, and held in Cape Town, South Africa, on September 21.

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