Most wine glasses held in one hand: Philip Osenton sets world record (VIDEO)
BEIJING, China -- Philip Osenton, a 43-year-old wine consultant based in Beijing, former head sommelier at London's Ritz and Savoy, has broken the world record for the most wine glasses held in one hand, by holding 51 glasses in one hand,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: Philip Osenton set a new world record by holding 51 glasses in one hand. Photo: AFP/Ed Jones (enlarge photo)
The Guinness world record for the most people treading grapes is 977 and was achieved by ACOBASA (Spain), at an event organised by Leticia Alfaya Lozano (Spain) in Labastida, Álava, Spain.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest wine-tasting event; it involved 5,095 participants at the Plaza de Toros in Aranda de Duero, Spain.
The previous world record of 39 glasses was made in 2007 by a Filipino man in a Barcelona restaurant.
In his first attempt Osenton managed 45 glasses in one go, but made it to 51 on a second try, stacking the glasses on their side on top of each other in his left hand.
"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 got 280 glasses to put out with a very short amount of time," Osenton told AFP.
"You have a lot of pressure to get the room ready."
The 43-year-old said he learnt his art when he was head sommelier at the Ritz and the Savoy in London.