March 9, 2005

Cheers to Shayn!

Shayn Bjornholm, the senior sommelier at Canlis, topped the list of candidates for the exclusive Master Sommelier competition in San Francisco last week. Shayn passed all three portions of the Masters Exam on his first attempt -- tasting, theory, service -- and was awarded the prestigious Krug Cup.


With last week's induction, there are now 73 Master Sommeliers in the United States. More on the competition and on the reaction at the restaurant.

March 16th UPDATE: Nice piece by Hsiao-Ching Chou in this morning's Post-Intelligencer.

Posted by Ronald Holden at March 9, 2005 9:15 AM