INVITATION Estonian Sommelier Association (ESA) in corporation with the largest strong alcohol producer in Estonia Liviko AS INVITES YOU to participate in the first professional sommelier competition of the Baltic States Baltic Sommelier Vana Tallinn Grand Prix 2006 which will take place in Tallinn on October 14th, 2006.
BALTIC SOMMELIER VANA TALLINN GRAND PRIX 2006 PROGRAMME
The participant be presented incorrect wine list. They have to point to mistakes and correct them. (Duration 5 min.)
Matching food and wine
A multiple course menu will be presented to the candidate. Recommendations are needed for food each from different countries. (Durations 10 min.)
Describing unfamiliar cigar box contents to the customer with explanation and recommendations. (Duration 5 min.)
19:30 – 19:45 Serving champagne – competition for 5th - 9th place
750ml bottle of champagne has to be served into 9 glasses in 5 minutes.
Duration with judging 15 minutes.
The competition of Baltic Sommelier Vana Tallinn Grand Prix 2006 is held every two years in Tallinn, Estonia. This pan Baltic competition is open national sommelier organizations who are interested in participating as viewers.
The competition is reserved for professionals only. They can be sommeliers, junior sommeliers, maitres d’hotel, waiters, who act as sommeliers, restaurateurs, sommeliers in wine bars and wine shops, wine salesmen. They can work in their home country or somewhere abroad.
They must prove their working position when registering for the competition.
In order to register the participation form must be sent to the secretary at least 2 weeks prior to the competition.
Participants and the representative of the organization are received by the local organization and the expenses in Estonia are covered for both the candidates and representative. Travelling expenses will be covered by local organizations. No more than three competitors from each country can take part in the competition.
The whole competition will be held in English language.
The representative of each country works as the member of the jury. Other jury members are appointed by the local organization. The concrete tasks will be given on the sight of the competition.
The tests are established by the technical committee and the boards of the different national organizations.
The jury has absolute authority and there can be no appeal against its decisions. In case of tie break the jury has the right to establish a further test or decide who was better by voting among the jury members. The president of the jury has the final decision making authority.