Terribly sad news that Gérard Basset MW, MS (born 1957) died this morning. He had been fighting oesophagus cancer since the autumn of 2017. A year later it was revealed that Gérard was terminally ill.
Despite his numerous achievements both as a sommelier – Meilleur Sommelier du Monde 2010, hotelier – a founder of Hotel du Vin, – there was no side to Gérard. He was a great guy, modest and always friendly.
My sincere condolences to Nina and family.
See also post on Les 5 du Vin and in The Drinks Business. Another tribute – Anthocyanes – Yohan Castaing.