Gerard Basset is a wine celebrity like no other. He is currently World's Best Sommelier - which means he is the best man on the planet for helping you choose what to drink. Fact.

The co-founder of Hotel Du Vin is tireless in trying to break down wine snobbery and get people turned on to drinking better.

I was delighted then when cameraman and I got an invite to go to his Hotel TerraVina in the New Forest and meet the great man.

But stop a man in the street and ask him who Gerard Basset is and probably he wont have a clue so before we indulge you with a set of programmes where the great man indulges us with his pearls of wine wisdom (and I develop a hangover that lasted 3 days) we thought a video giving a little bit of background might be useful.

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