The Bulgari hotel has reason to celebrate as Mike Choi, Manager at the Edward Sahakian Cigar Shop at The Bulgari Hotel & Residences has just been announced as the UK cigar Sommelier of 2013 at the UK HabanoSommelier competition.
Having been Manager of the Edward Sahakian Cigar Shop at the London-based hotel since it opened in May 2012, Mike brings over 18 years of extensive international experience in the hospitality sector on three continents to his position, he is also one of the first people to gain a Master of Habanos Cigar qualification from Hunters & Frankau. The competition was held at Hunter & Frankau’s head offices on Tuesday 29th and saw competitors from hotels and restaurants throughout the UK take part in written and technical evaluations. The prize is the latest in Choi’s accomplishments as he continues to innovate and excitingly, means he will be the UK entry at the World HabanoSommelier Championship in Havana in February 2014! Good luck!