Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa Wins Thailand's Best Sommelier 2010

This information originated in UK English.

July 17, 2010

HUA HIN, Thailand -  Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa’s Surachet Poungkrasae has been named as Thailand’s Best Sommelier 2010 by Wine Today magazine.

Mr. Surachet had to pass two exams consisting of 200 questions and participate in a telephone interview with 19 other finalists from around the country. He also had to pass a written exam with 50 questions and a practicle exam where finalists face the judges for interviews regarding wine service to guests in English.

As a result of winning this prestigious award, Mr. Surachet receives an overseas education trip for two weeks to Paris and is also eligible to compete at the ASEAN Best Sommelier Competition - to be staged at the Bangkok International Wine Fair from November 25 to 27. Six ASEAN nations - Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, The Philippines and Vietnam – will participate in the event.

The ASEAN competition has been running since 2008 and we wish Mr. Surachet all the very best as he proudly represents Hilton Hua Hin Resort & Spa.

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