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2019 Ruinart Sommelier Challenge

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The ultimate educational Champagne journey RUINART SOMMELIER CHALLENGE

The Ruinart Challenge is back in San Sebastián on Monday 7th October 2019! Enter the ultimate training and mentoring programme, designed by the first established House of Champagne, for the best sommeliers in Spain.

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The event will start with a 40 minute-written blind tasting of 4 wines that can be from any region in the world - still or sparkling.
This will be followed by a 45 minute technical lecture by Ruinart Oenologist, Louise Bryden, and finish with an informal cocktail featuring Ruinart champagnes. The judging panel will select their winner on the day and he or she will be awarded with a unique trip to France and a 1.000€ grant to continue his or her studies.

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The winning Spain sommelier will be invited to Champagne for an amazing and educational 4 day trip, joining winning sommeliers from 14 countries around the world. Winners will participate in various activities such as a a private tour of Ruinart's historic Crayères, a unique tasting sessions, an exploring regional delicacies, a CIVC experimental vineyard tour and many more surprises!

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