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Discover the Rioja


The event was conducted by Leonid Gelibterman, an international wine judge, president of the International Center of Wine and Gastronomy.

It was attended by about 100 specialists in the field of wine: sommeliers, cavists, waiters, managers, retailers, importers, wine lovers.

The participants got acquainted with five samples of wine, two of which were white and three of which were red (it were the wines of Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva categories).

After the seminar organizers offered the listeners to pass the test, the winner of which would have a study and training tour to the Rioja region in spring 2016. Four persons gave twenty correct answers out of twenty: it were two specialists of the wine trading companies – Ruslan Rudakov (Classica) and Stanislav Pristensky (Wine Discovery); and two wine lovers – Aleksey Gitelman and Aleksandr Ustiantsev. The main prize went over to Stanislav Pristensky, the rest of finalists got Spanish wines as the incentive prize.

Responses of guests:

Maxim Grebenik, cavist of the Magnum alcohol store

– I was lucky to participate in the seminar on wines of the Rioja region. Thank you, Leonid Gelibterman! It was very professional, interesting and witty.

Yury Grishin, sommelier

-          The presented wines were worthy! And what is more important, they were diverse, just as the organizers actually wanted to show us.

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