The Academy of Food & Wine Service (AFWS) has announced the names of the sommeliers going through to the semi-finals of the Moët UK Sommelier of the Year 2014 following the regional finals held earlier this week in Bristol, two London venues and Stafford.

Lee Potter Cavanagh of Mark’s Bar at HIX in London is this year’s Glenfiddich Malt Mastermind.

Gareth Evans, bar manager at Pollen Street Social and Marco Piroli of LAB Bar were victors at this year's Tabasco British Bloody Mary Challenge.

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Back in 2002 celebrity chef Jamie Oliver launched Fifteen, a restaurant made up of a team of trainee chefs from underprivileged backgrounds.

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