Best Sommelier of Europe and France, Best Sommelier Craftsman of France.
A fascinating man with an exceptional career.
“I am convinced that life is all about pleasure, learning and discovery. From the dim light of an Andalusia cellar to the sunny Chilean hillsides, I feel the passion and the hard work of the men and women winemakers. “
Franck Thomas began his career in Beaune where he completed his professional sommelier certificate. He then went on to work in a number of prestigious establishments on the French Riviera (the Negresco, the Juana). His quest for excellence led Franck Thomas to participate in one of the biggest sommelier competitions, with his hard work paying off in 2000 when he achieved the title of Best Sommelier of Europe. In same year he won Best Sommelier of France and Best Craftsman of France. Four years later he was a semi-finalist for the Best Sommelier of the World. In 2003 he opened his own restaurant in Nice called “le Parcours “, where he applied his innovative ideas when selling wine. His approach was quickly rewarded with a macaroon in the Michelin Guide.