Romané is a graduate of King’s College London with a First-Class Honours in BA French with English degree. He is Co-Founding Trustee and day-to-day administrator of the Foundation’s activities, ranging from liaising with potential and current Scholars and Grantees all the way to managing the Foundation’s online presence over social media and its website.
Romané completed a five-month ‘stage’ working with Moët & Chandon in Épernay, France, where he worked for four of the five months in Hautvillers, specifically looking after VIP clients visiting to taste Dom Pérignon. He is looking forward to continuing onto his WSET Diploma studies in future. He has completed WSET Levels 1, 2 & 3 and agrees that like Father like Son, wine is in his blood.
Romané has been brought up in the hospitality world and has spent all of his holidays travelling the world and visiting vineyards. He is the keeper of his father’s legacy and integral in judging and bestowing the varied awards created in his late father’s honour and a most worthy trustee in the newly created Gérard Basset Foundation.
In June 2022, Romané Basset and his colleague Sasha Lushnikov were selected and included in the Harpers Wine & Spirit 30 Under 30 – the inaugural list of drinks trade’s future leaders.