Bollinger exceptional wine service award on the cards

Bollinger exceptional wine service awardEntries for the first round of The Bollinger Exceptional Wine Service Award 2015 are now open and candidates are urged to enter soon as entries close on the 31st May 2015. The high standards attained by previous winners, Gareth Ferreira in 2014, Kayetan Meissner in 2013, Wayve Kolevsohn in 2012 and Joakim Hansi Blackadder in 2011, have set the benchmark for aspirant sommeliers.

As with the previous competitions, the winner of the 2015 competition will be announced in October 2015 and awarded the Riedel Glass Trophy and a trip to France, including a visit to the prestigious House of Champagne Bollinger. This annual competition, which is aimed at enhancing and recognising the calibre of local sommeliers and wine service staff, was launched in 2011 and has proved to be a resounding success.

Ginette de Fleuriot, marketing manager at Vinimark and organiser of The Bollinger Exceptional Wine Service Award anticipates more entries this year. ‘We look forward to an increased number of entrants for The Bollinger Exceptional Wine Service Award 2015 and to wider representation from all of South Africa’s premier tourist regions. This industry-wide initiative was established to advance the interests of all of the country’s fine wine producers, as well as those who make their living from the sale of wine in hotels, restaurants and wine bars. The sponsors and organisers trust that this competition will continue to act as a catalyst for the hospitality industry to expand training facilities and support local sommeliers and sommeliers-in-training, in the interests of all those who enjoy dining out,’ she concludes. 

For more information and to download the registration form and question paper go to:  www.wineserviceaward.co.za



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