Andrés Conde is a sommelier who has turned Santander into a great destination for lovers of European wine novelties, references that abound in his home, the Bodega The Cigaleña.
In the museum restaurant you can find treasures from many years, exhibited bottles that today are almost impossible to acquire such as the Romanée-Conti, Château Lafitte, Champagne Salon ... just to mention some of their references.
Andrés is a great example of authenticity and of believing in oneself in moments where everything is new. It is curious and innovative like few others in all of Spain. He was one of the pioneers in the introduction of Jura wines in Spain, and now he continues to focus on discovering new producers and wines that excite us.
His great hobby, music, which allows him to disconnect from the daily routine.
Andrés Conde Laya has received the National Gastronomy Award for the best Sommelier, which recognizes the sommelier professional who has carried out the most outstanding work in a restaurant based in Spain in the last year. (2021)
The jury was chaired by Josep Roca and made up of Lourdes Plana Bellido, president of the Royal Academy of Gastronomy (RAG); José Mª Sanz-Magallón, general secretary of the RAG; the Manuela Romeralo and Gemma Vela National Awards, and the Academicians Xandra Falcó and Víctor de la Serna.