Ashuli Saini, Restaurant Manager at Romano’s, JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar has been conferred upon as the First Runner Up at the 10th Indian Sommelier Championship by Magandeep Singh, India’s first French certified sommelier and the owner of Wi-Not Beverage Solutions in association with the Austrian Wine Marketing Board. The Championship celebrated a decade of nurturing Indian wine professionals and provided a platform for budding wine servers and sommeliers to showcase their skills and earn a spot in the league of the famed few.
Held in various cities across the country, the competition saw entry candidatures from over 150 participants. Ashuli Saini is the first ever woman to win this accolade ever since the inception of this award. Commenting on this achievement, Ashuli Saini said, “I am privileged to represent JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar at this platform and receive this recognition at the Indian Sommelier Championship. This only inspires me to achieve more and deliver better.’’
An elated Dietmar Kielnhofer, General Manager, JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar said, “It is our continued effort to extend our boundless support to the talent we possess at the hotel. It is our steadfast believe that grooming our young and enthusiastic associates will not only aid them grow personally and professionally, but will also dramatically enhance our quality of Food and Beverage service. Such achievement further bolsters the already strong value proposition of our par excellent Italian specialty restaurant, Romano’s that has been rated No. 2 of over 13,900 restaurants in the city of Mumbai on TripAdvisor.”
Ashuli Saini is a WSET, Level 3 Certified Sommelier. Besides this, she has completed her education from IHM Mumbai in 2013.