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  • 30 October 2012, 10:55

Brit breaks glass carrying record

A British man has smashed the world record for the number of wine glasses held in one hand.

Philip Osenton, 43, a Beijing-based wine consultant, managed 51 glasses, surpassing the previous record of 39.

He says he learnt to carry a lot of glasses simultaneously while working as a sommelier, or wine steward, at London hotels such as the Ritz and the Savoy.

Mr Osenton said: "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."