Wine Spectator, October 2008, by Tanya Roqueta
In his spare time, the sommelier at Best of Award of Excellence-winning Le Bernardin is the “Best Sommelier in the World”.
Aldo Sohm, 37, is the wine director of New York restaurant Le Bernardin, which holds a Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence for its wine list.
Sohm attended tourism school in his native Austria before working at Tirol restaurants Alberg Hopiz and Bio Hotel Stanglwirt. In 1999, Sohm became exposed to sommelier competition culture through a friend, and began preparing himself to compete. He has since won the titles of “Best Sommelier in Austria” at the 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2006 Austrian competitions.