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Four candidates compete in sommelier competition

Update: September, 11/2015 - 07:52

HCM CITY — The four top scorers of the 2015 Vietnam Best Sommelier Competition will compete today at the Consulate General of France.

The four final candidates will undergo a series of public workshops. Two winners will be selected to represent Viet Nam in the Grand Finale competition in Kuala Lumpur in December.

The panel of judges includes local experienced sommeliers and master sommeliers from overseas.

The winner of the Vietnam Best Sommelier Competition will be offered a trip to France to visit vineyards along with other national winners of the Sopexa Trophy, and will receive various prizes.

In addition, the winner will be offered transportation and accommodation to the final competition in Kuala Lumpur, along with the first finalist.

International marketing and communications agency Sopexa has re-launched a Sopexa Trophy for the best sommelier in French wines throughout Southeast Asia, South Korea, and Taiwan.

The global contest was created in 1986 to help sommeliers and train them in French oenology. — VNS

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