Edwin Raben is an enthusiastic wine lover and owner of Edwines. He has extensive experience in the hospitality industry where he started as a cook. Worked as a sommelier at top restaurants such as Lauswolt, La Rive (Amstel Hotel), de Zwethheul, Landgoed Wolfslaar (where he was co-owner) and the Echoput. He was awarded 4 times as the best sommelier in the Netherlands between 1996 and 2006 and has represented our country on international stages. In 1997 he became 3rd during the world championships for sommeliers in Paris. As a former chairman of the Dutch Guild of Sommelier and member of the ASI Exam committee, he knows the International sommelier world like no other. He is very versatile nowadays (coffee taster, member of Epe Bier Collectief, water connoisseur) and has a wine web store with special wines (Edwines), is a public speaker, works for many wine promotion agencies (including Bordeaux, Médoc, Alsace, InterRhône, InterBeaujolais, France Vin, New Zealand) and writes columns for various magazines. He is also a frequent speaker for seminars, training courses and courses, including at the Wine Academy. With the Edwines School, he teaches courses at the international WSET level as an acknowledged wine teacher.