September the month of the Chinese Sommeliers

The month of September will be the scenery of the 2 most important events for the Chinese sommeliers.

1st stop in Shanghai at Langham hotel for the 8th China sommelier competition.



10 very talented Chinese sommeliers will compete for the title of Best Chinese Sommelier 2016. These TOP 10 Chinese sommeliers have been selected through regional finals organized in last August.


Who will be the star of Chinese sommeliers in 2016 among these 10 candidates:

Yonex Zhang from Mercato by Jean Georges, Ameis Wu from L’atelier de Joel Robuchon, Felix Zhang from Hakkazan, David Duan from Park Hyatt Beijing,Jasper Sun & Gerard Liao from Shangri-La Jingan Shanghai, King Wang & Cassie Hu from House of Roosevelt, Oni Zhou from Shangri-La Pudong Shanghai, Adrian Zhang from Park Hyatt Shanghai.


The result will come out on September 6th …


But if we don’t know the result, we know already the prestigious price which will be offered to the winner. As main sponsor the Roussillon wines will be happy to invite the winner for an unforgettable travel to south of France to discover the Roussillon vineyard during a full week including travel, accommodation, wineries tour, lunches and dinners in the best restaurants of the region.


2nd stop in Ningxia, the future of wine in China, with the 5th Young Chinese sommeliers competition by team, on September 9th.

This 2nd famous competition, initiated in 2011 will identify the future talents among young sommeliers. This competition will reward a team, this is the main characteristic, which teach to these young sommeliers the team spirit. This competition is organized by the Asia Wine Institute as for the main competition in Shanghai. 20 teams of 4 members (trained by a senior coach) have been selected during 5 regional finals, which took place at the beginning of August in Beijing, Tianjin, Chengdu, Shanghai and Guangzhou.


The result will come out on September 9th …

Even if the Roussillon wines have a long history, a prestigious past, and a successful present, they are looking forward to the future. Then the Roussillon wines had to be as well the main sponsor for these young sommeliers (for the 2nd consecutive year), who will be the next sommeliers stars of tomorrow.

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The winning team of 2016 will be invited as well to travel to the Roussillon vineyard, and we’re sure that they will come back home with a lot of good memories as the winning team of Four Seasons Pudong Shanghai, which visited the Roussillon vineyard in last February.


These 2 finals are an outcome for the Roussillon wines which support these 2 competitions in their preparations and in their selections, thanks to the numerous supports of Roussillon wine importers by providing wine samples, as…

Eric Aracil, Export Manager of Roussillon Wines Council, will travel to China to take part actively in these 2 finals as judge for the 2nd time, and he is already very excited to reward the winners.


More information or request of interview, please, contact:

Minyoung YOO: myyoo@break-events.net