The same pride and satisfaction now looks Montse Velasco, who has "a very faithful clientele assiduous" in Guinardó Cuina where twenty people sitting at eight tables to sample dishes from seasonal produce comfortable, "what is in the market. " And also buy in the store attached not only prepared food, but the wine they recommended Velasco. "He's at the top of boxes, if you want to enhance the wine you have to be kind", says this tiny wineries seeker and "lesser known brands", which focuses on "the domestic, with international touches." Although they ask "fashion as Verdejo wines or fruity white", is take advice. "You yourself," is often the response of drinkers. And she, who changed his first tourism studies for the day to day cooking wine pairing, not to investigate the field of oenology: "I like to listen and learn." "Before it was a macho world, but now increasingly valued the work of women with wine," he says from his recent podium finish of the privileged noses.
In 2000 and 2003 there were precedents for female Golden Nose, with the Cantabrian and Basque Maria Saiz Itxaso Arana, but in successive editions noses male dominated, including David Seijas, elBulli, and Jordi Raventós, El Bosc. "They say women have more sensitivity, but I think it's instinct," says Montse Velasco. But the instinctive for decision support. "When I have been guided by my first impression I won, I failed to doubt," says the sommelier Barcelona, who attended four times Golden Nose and twice reached the final. This time, the success of the drink has been full in five black glasses: an Alsatian riesling, a red-malbec Duratón Ribera, a Douro red, reposado tequila and Gran Reserva brandy. "With his knowledge in wines, Montse delights you and guides you," says one of the Internet's faithful Cuina.
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