A British sommelier holds the world record for the number of wine glasses held in one hand. Philip Osenton, 43, surpassed the previous record of 39 glasses, by holding an incredible 51 wine glasses in his hand.
Wine consultant Osenton, who is based in Beijing, worked at the Ritz and Savoy early in his career and said those jobs laid the groundwork for his ability to set this record. He said, “The carrying of glasses is a sommelier thing. When I was head sommelier at the Ritz hotel, I’ve had a 140-cover restaurant to set up in the morning between breakfast and lunch, so basically with two glasses per setting I had 280 glasses to put out with a very short amount of time.”
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