The 2018 edition of the Korean Sommelier Competition was once again organized in partnership with Roussillon wines.
This year Seoul saw three competitors from two different competitions win a trip to the Roussillon vineyards. The two competitions – the National Sommelier Competition of Korea and the Special Roussillon Prize Winner – were organized at the prestigious Daejeon Lotte City Hotel on the 31st of August and 1st of September.
Hyuncheol CHO – L’Escape Hotel – and Hyojin JUNG – Lotte Hotel – won first and second place respectively in the national competition. Minjae KIM – Intercontinental Hotel – was awarded the Special Roussillon Prize. These three winners will deepen their knowledge and expertise by having the unique opportunity to visit the Roussillon vineyards. As well as receiving an all expense-paid trip to Roussillon the three lucky winners obtained very old vintages from 1949 of Rivesaltes and a Tie Kit of Roussillon Wines Council.
These finals are an outcome of Roussillon wines’ unwavering and longstanding support for the Best Korean Sommelier Competition.
Eric Aracil, Deputy Director of Roussillon Wines Council, traveled to Korea to be the judge of these 2 prestigious finals.