Nominate the Best New Sommeliers of 2019

Over the last 16 years, with your help, Wine & Spirits has had the privilege of identifying some of the Best New Sommeliers, just as their stars were rising. We're excited to hear who you believe is the top up-and-coming talent this year.

Voting is now open. Please check your inbox for your nomination code.
Winners to be announced in our October 2019 issue!

Ryan Bailey, The NoMad LA, a 2018 Best New Sommelier

Nominees must meet the following criteria:


Responsible for making the buying decisions in their current position.


Have no more than four years of service as a working sommelier.

Please do not nominate yourself or anyone from your own restaurant or restaurant group.

Enter the survey code we sent to your email to begin voting now.

As a thank you for your vote, you'll receive a one-year print and digital subscription to Wine & Spirits and be entered in a sweepstakes for a trip to our Top 100 Tasting in San Francisco on Oct. 10.
Click here for our sweepstakes rules*.

Curious about last year's winners, including Kaitlyn Caruke, Ryan Bailey and Jhonel Faelnar? Get to know the Best New Sommeliers of 2018.

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Jhonel Faelnar, Atomix, a 2018 Best New Sommelier