THE CONSTANCE SOMMELIER COMPETITION

 

 

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FABRICE ROSSET
PDG Champagne Deutz / CEO Champagne Deutz

Patrick Bertron

LIONEL LAVAIL
Directeur Général / General Manager Maison Cazes

LIORA LEVI

LIORA LEVI
Meilleure Sommelière de Norvège 2013
Best Sommelier of Norway 2013

DANY GODER

DANY GODER
CONSTANCE BELLE MARE PLAGE

DEERAJ GOODUR

DEERAJ GOODUR
CONSTANCE PRINCE MAURICE

MANISH BOODHOO

MANISH BOODHOO
CONSTANCE BELLE MARE PLAGE

THE CONCEPT
Appropriate selection, accurate pairing and service excellence are the three essential components of the sommelier’s craft. A gourmet meal prepared by a great Chef is enhanced by its potential for
complementarity with wines on offer. Sommeliers – these fine gastronomists – understand this more than anyone, and as face-to-face professionals, their time is spent between the winegrower and the customer.
Their passion for sharing has a major part to play at prestigious establishments such as the Relais Bernard Loiseau and properties of Constance Hotels and Resorts. This noble practice, synonymous with elegance,
is so essential to gastronomy that its inclusion in the Festival Culinaire Bernard Loiseau is only natural.
Since 2012, carefully hand-picked sommeliers of Constance Prince Maurice and Constance Belle Mare Plage have been contending each year in an illustrious competition focused on wine waiting traditions.
Wine and alcohol tasting; wine pairing; the art of service and wine suggestion; expertise in tea, coffee, water and cigars: welcome to the world of the sommelier, showcased in the Festival Culinaire Bernard Loiseau competition.
Of course, commentary and analysis worthy of a Michelin starred establishment will be provided to a prestigious panel of judges assembled for the occasion. The contest, as an embodiment of the high standards and noble values
of the profession, will be an opportunity for the sommeliers to excel themselves and to test their knowledge.