Arguably one of the greatest wine professionals of a generation, Gerard Basset MW is one of France’s finest exports. He tore up the rulebook around wine service, transforming the sommelier profession in the process whilst simultaneously creating one of Britain’s most successful boutique hotel groups – Hotel du Vin. Cultural Communications has secured media profiles on Gerard along with comment opportunities and supports select commercial endorsements.

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Gerard Basset OBE, Hotel TerraVina


  • Successful collation of the citation and supporting documentation for Gerard’s Honours application resulting in his OBE.
  • Full page interview in the Wall Street Journal Europe.
  • Commercial endorsement of a sommelier training and mentoring initiative run by Ruinart Champagne.