Born in Italy, he currently lives in Switzerland. Following the completion of his hotel management studies in Sondalo, Valtellina, and after various internships in Swiss hotels and restaurants, he became fascinated by the world of wine and he obtained the ‘Professional Sommelier’ diploma from the ‘Association Suisse des Sommeliers Professionnels’.
Member of the jury of the most prestigious international tasting competition, he collaborates with various magazines and guides in the wine sector in Switzerland and abroad. Paolo also works as lecturer and wine teacher at the School of Wine of Changins, in Switzerland and at the Worldsom Sommelier Academy of Bordeaux. He currently runs his own wine consulting company Paolo Basso Wine in Lugano, Switzerland and produce his own swiss red wine ‘Il Rosso di Chiara’. He won the title of best Sommelier of Switzerland in 1997, of best Sommelier of Europe in 2010, and of world champion in 2013. In 2014, the Grand Cru Committee of Italy, the most prestigious wine producers association in the country, crowned him ‘Sommelier of the Year’.
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