Woman crowned Master of Port for the first time in history

Organised by the French Federation for Aperitif Wines, the Master of Port is a prestigious event that crowns the excellence of Sommeliers and Port wine. Iulia Scavo succeeds to Denis Verneau moved and proud to hand the title to the first woman ever crowned Master of Port.


Fully established in the sector, the Master of Port is one of the main competitions for Sommeliers who undertake a number of tests on the knowledge of port wine: from geography to geology and history passing through legislation, trade and culture and of course the port wine appreciation in moderation.


The semi-finals and final, which covered theoretical and practical tests, took place on Sunday 15 and Monday 16 October 2017 in Paris. For the first time, contestants of the famous Sommelier competition were also asked questions related to responsible serving, incorporating this important dimension into the broader necessary competences of Sommeliers.

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