Christophe Tassan was born in Avignon in 1962. His career as a sommelier began in the early 1980s, working in the family business, “l’Auberge de France” (which became “Les Domaines” in 1988). Located in Place de l’Horloge in Avignon, this restaurant has been run by his family since 1928.
After taking his baccalaureat (section D), Christophe passed the entrance exams for the hotel management school in Avignon, then qualified as a sommelier at the Château de Suze la Rousse University of Wine in 1983. He also obtained his professional certificate and a specialised qualification in wine-waiting. In 1987, he was awarded the title of “Best Young Sommelier” in the Provence region, and was ranked second for the whole of France in 1988. He was “Best Sommelier” for the South-East of France in 1992, recognised as “Maitre Sommelier” by the Union de la Somellerie Française in 2000, and granted the supreme title of “MOF Sommelier” (Meilleur Ouvrier de France) in 2004.
A child of Provence, and of the magnificent Rhone Valley, Christophe has the warmth and melody of the Midi in his blood.
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