Who is Ferran Centelles?

One of the best Spanish sommeliers of the moment.

Ferran Centelles (born in Barcelona in 1981) stands out as one of the finest contemporary Spanish sommeliers. His reputation extends both nationally and internationally. His professional journey commenced after he completed his training when he joined elBulli (2000-2011), a period during which he secured the title of Best Sommelier in Spain in 2006. Since then, he has continued to immerse himself in the study and practice of wine, both within and beyond Spain's borders.

Ferran holds an array of qualifications, including the WSET Diploma earned in London and the Advanced Sommelier CMS. Notably, he held the position of overseeing the wine list at elBulli for a decade. He also gained experience at various UK restaurants such as Aurora, The Vineyard, and Maggiore’s. Presently, he serves as the Spanish wine delegate for Jancis Robinson MW on the portal www.jancisrobinson.com and co-chairs the esteemed Decanter World Wine Awards.

Moreover, Ferran is actively engaged with Sapiens del Vino, a project under Bullipedia. His writing prowess is evident through the publication of three books: "¬ŅQu√© vino con este Pato?" (Planeta Gastro), "La botella 18" (Ediciones Dionis√≠acas), and "Las 100,75 preguntas que siempre quiso hacer sobre el vino" (Libros de Vanguardia).

His accolades include winning the Ruinart Award in 2006 (best sommelier in Spain) and receiving the prestigious National Gastronomy Award in 2011, as well as the Professional of the Year Award in 2013 from the Catalan Gastronomy Association. His dedication was further recognized with the 2019 Best Student Award from WSET.

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