Australia’s leading winemaker Penfolds and GQ magazine collaborated yet again to find the best dressed sommelier, crowning 2015 Best Dressed Somm on Oct. 21 at the Stephan Weiss Studios in New York City!
The search was launched in September and featured a month-long call-to-action social media that led to hundreds of wine professionals across North America submitting sharp looks that highlighted their personal styles!
Top 5 Finalists
The submissions were eventually cut down to five finalist.
And NYC’s own Kyle Ridington from Piora Restaurant was named as Penfolds & GQ Magazine’s Best Dressed Sommelier at the event on Tuesday night.
Marcus Samuelsson, Kyle Ridington, Brett Fahlgren, Rachel Roy
Celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson, GQ Executive Stylist Brett Fahlgren, and designer Rachel Roy served as judges for the contest and helped Ridington celebrate his big night.
Part of Ridington's win included him presenting the first bottle of Penfolds 2011 Grange -- the most collected wine in the world!