The minute wait before facing the very short period are the contestants. The hotel corridors resembled those of a school before the end of course exam. "The most important thing is to let yourself be guided by your first impression," says Marta Burgos, avulense participating in the competition for the first time. "It is very difficult because the four are very similar," says Javier Moreno, a Segovia about to face his third attempt.
"We must be guided by the first impression," says one participant
As students review the notes, the 2002 winner and juror today, , smiling walks. This restoration entrepreneur, wine tasting for 25 years. "When you are doing the test does not look at them, because I feel your nerves," he admits. Field believes that we need to maintain the tradition of "something as our" like wine among new generations.
When facing a black cup while the jury explains the development of the test, some kept staring, others frolic with the pen. "Nothing chops", specify the winemakers. The test begins and most sniffs several times before starting writing. They have four minutes to show what they know. After still have a theoretical test enology ten minutes.
Alejandro Rodriguez, Madrid Restaurant Ramon Freixa , became the outstanding student. This participant won the award for best sommelier of the call. Along with his eight companions will have to refine his nose within six months to prove that is gold.
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