Billy Wagner

Billy is the owner of “Nobelhart & Schmutzig” (The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 88 of 100) / 1* Guide Michelin / 16 points in Gault Millau) in Berlin. He’s a repeat winner of Sommelier of the Year (Germany) and one of the more outspoken hosts in Germany. 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. Whatever the situation, if there’s something delicious in that bottle, he’s on board. Except tequila. He can’t stand tequila. When among his close friends, he’s probably drinking an herbal schnapps or fruit brandy, a snifter of liqueur and the sommelier’s nightcap — a tasty beer – (Uerige Alt). With so many sexy alternatives, he’s not afraid to play the field.