The Hungarian Sommelier Association and the Wine Marketing Workshop Nonprofit Kft. from Sopron announces the first professional Central-European Sommelier Championship, 30 September – 1 October 2012.
Ildikó Káli, President of the Hungarian Sommelier Association, Ádám Klemens, Chief Secretary of the Hungarian Sommelier Association and Zsolt Rigler, managing director of the Wine Marketing Workshop Nonprofit Kft. will provide details of their cooperation at a press conference to be held with breakfast. They intend to spread the professional dialogue initiated by the Association a year ago beyond Hungary and to improve cooperation between sommelier associations of various countries.
The extended dialog will enhance and update professional knowledge of the member and will exchange practical secrets of the trade. Motto of the two-day championship: competition will help in development and in gaining more international routine.
Competitors from Central-European countries will be invited to the preliminary final of the Championship, to be held at Dunakiliti, in the heart of Szigetköz.
Official language of the preliminary final and the grand final, to be held on the following day, is English. Written tests and practical task, including moderation and all communication during the championship will be conducted in English. (http://www.sommelierhungary.hu)