Roberto Della Pietra is a judge at the at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA)Roberto Della Pietra is head sommelier at Clos Maggiore in Covent Garden in London. He joined the restaurant in February 2015 following stints as head sommelier at Morton’s Club in Mayfair, and at Champagne restaurant and bar Tirage in Bishopsgate, which he joined in 2013. Prior to this, Della Pietra worked as head of Gauthier Wines, where he devoted his time to the retail side of Michelin-starred London restaurant Gauthier Soho after several years on the floor. Della Pietra started his career in hospitality in 1993, as commis de rang at the Grand Hotel Moroni in Finale Ligure, Italy, previous to moving to the UK and joining the team at Pennyhill Park Hotel in Surrey, where he worked his way up to the role of sommelier. After a stint as head sommelier at L’Ortolan in Berkshire, Della Pietra went with his employer, John-Burton Race, to The Landmark http://1000-facts-about-wine.com to open the John-Burton Race restaurant in 1999, which was subsequently awarded two Michelin stars. In 2002, he became head sommelier and wine buyer for the Michelin-starred Roussillon restaurant in Pimlico, previous to joining Gauthier Soho in 2010. Della Pietra was first a DWWA judge in 2010.
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