Undoubtedly, Paz Levinson’s crowning glory to date is taking the coveted Best Sommelier of The Americas accolade in April of this year. Also anointed Argentina’s top sommelier in 2014 – for the second time – she is ranked amongst the world’s best.
Currently working at Epicure, of Le Bristol in Paris, separate from this, and in collaboration with Passionate Wines’ Matías Michelini, Levinson’s own venture into winemaking: Paso del Sapo Chardonnay 2012.
Departures: Did you plan to make your own wine?
Paz Levinson: I’ve always wanted to make a wine! I’m really passionate about vitiviniculture and unexplored terroir, plus I love being in the countryside.
I proposed my crazy idea to Matías Michelini from Passionate Wines, because we get on well, I like his exploratory soul and his story is fascinating. We also have an altruistic relationship and are very fond of each other.
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Ph: Vérane Frédiani