Final of Women‘s Contest of Sommeliers in Abrau-Durso
In August, the most talented female sommeliers from all over Russia will gather in Abrau-Durso.
We invite the residents and guests of Abrau-Durso on August 10 to the white amphitheatre in the art park on the shore of Lake Abrau to the major professional event of the summer – Second Women‘s Contest of Sommeliers!
Starting from 1 p.m., Sommelier Salon will be open for visitors at the great hall of Abrau-Durso Conference Hall, where they will have an opportunity to taste more than 100 wines and strong drinks presented by the wine salon‘s partners – more than 20 wine trading companies and wine manufacturers, including: Fanagoria, Kuban-Vino, Yubileynaya Winery, Fort, AST, Ladoga, CLASSICA, Eurovine, Alma Valley, Inkerman Premium Wine Factory, Lev Golitsyn Sparkling Wines, Uppa Winery, Chef & Sommelier (professional glassware). Gastronomic partners: Meridian Line, Baikal Reserve Pearl, Baikal Reserve, Hitachino, and others. Besides, you‘ll have a chance to get acquainted with the whole variety of wines and strong drinks produced by Simple, the contest‘s General Sponsor; Abrau-Durso Russian Wine House, the contest‘s Official Partner, and Glenfiddich – Partner in the “Strong Alcoholic Drinks” category.
15 semi-finalists will come to Abrau-Durso to compete for the title of Best Sommelier of Russia. Top three will show their skills in the open Final, before the audience of several hundred! The girls will present champagne, hold a blind tasting of six samples, serve a digestif, correct mistakes in the wine list, answer a hot-seat question, and solve a surprise task.
The strength of female sommeliers lies in rich and deep knowledge, so nothing is going to stop them from winning!
It is worth noting that it takes sommelier industry‘s professionals years to prepare for this event: they learn, remember, write down, and read a lot. Then they apply their knowledge in practice, and open new horizons in the profession again and again. That‘s what their job requires from them – to know everything about wine and even more.
Once again, Second Women‘s Contest of Sommeliers discovers new talents among girls. 72 contestants from 17 cities and towns of Russia and foreign countries have taken part in the try-out. Top 15 showed good results and got a high score for that.
Female sommeliers are as good as their male colleagues in terms of knowledge; they solve the tasks at hand with ease, and show high professional results for a second year in a row.
Famous winemaking village Abrau-Durso will reveal the secret and name the best female sommelier of this year! It‘s all because August events are going to change the routine rhythm of life at a small resort village on the shore of Lake Abrau! See the discovery of the new women‘s Name in the sommelier profession!