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ASIA, Bourgogne wines support sommeliers in Asia

From 15/09/2020 to 16/12/2020

ASIA - Bourgogne wines support sommeliers in Asia

The BIVB is sponsor and jury member at the “Best French Wine Sommelier in Asia” competition, the final of which takes place in December.

Four the fourth year in a row, the Bourgogne Wine Board (BIVB) is supporting the development of the sommelier trade in Asia by sponsoring and taking a seat on the jury of the Best French Wine Sommelier in Asia competition.

From 15 September to 10 Novembre sommelier associations in 10 territories (Hong Kong, China, Macao, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, and Singapore) will be shortlisting two finalists per territory via a series of tests and trials involving Bourgogne wines. To help the candidates prepare for these events, the BIVB has organized four masterclasses in partnership with Chinese, Taiwanese, Malaysian, and for the first time, Vietnamese sommeliers’ association.

Once selected, the 20 candidates will then go through to a second, more demanding masterclass on November 23rd, which will allow them to tackle some of the fundamentals of the sommelier’s craft, such as how to serve wines, and which food pairings to offer. It will also involve a briefing exchange so that candidates will be ready for the competition.

The semi-final (November 25th) and final of the will take place in December 15th and due to the pandemic, will be screened online.

More information will be available soon.

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