Host and Repeat Sommelier of the Year Winner
Nobelhart & Schmutzig Restaurant, Berlin - Kreuzberg
Billy Wagner is a repeat Sommelier of the Year and the host at his eatery Nobelhart & Schmutzig (1* Guide Michelin / 16 points in Gault Millau) in Berlin. After stops at Nuremberg’s Essigbrätlein restaurant, Dieter Kaufmann's Zur Traube in Grevenbroich, Claudia Stern's Vintage in Cologne and the Monkey's Plaza in Düsseldorf, he came to Berlin in 2008 to take the role of host and sommelier at Weinbar Rutz. His passion doesn't end with wines from grapes and other fruits. Craft beers, high-quality single origin coffees and teas, classic cocktails and finely cooked meals hold sway in his heart as well. His establishment "Nobelhart & Schmutzig" is intended to inform his guests about the wide range of products available in Berlin and its environment. He sees it as a personal duty to support producers in Berlin and its environs, thus liberating those products from their anonymity. "Vocally local," one might say.