Anna Selmeczy, Vinifera Student, won the European Youth Professionals Wine Competition 2012

Anna Karolina Selmecsy, student in the first year of the European Master Vinifera at the Institute for Higher Eduction in Vin and Wine of Montpellier SupAgro, won the first prize in this prestigious competition organized by the Ministry of Agriculture.

 The national final of the fourteenth session of the European Youth Professionals Wine Competition (Concours Européen des Jeunes Professionnels du Vin - CJPV), organized by the French Ministry of Agriculture, was held at the International Agricultural Fair in Paris on Wednesday 29th February  2012 under the chairmanship of the French Minister of Agriculture, Bruno Lemaire. Among the six top candidates competing for the final, it was a student from Montpellier SupAgro, Anna Karolina Selmeczy, who has impressed the jury with her art of wine tasting.

The European Youth Professionals Wine Competition, open to 18-25 year olds, aims to highlight the wine tasting skills and distinguish the best of future young professionals in the wine industry through three rounds:
• Characterization of five wine samples,
• Scoring four wine samples,
• Viva voce commented tasting: reserved to the top three French and the top three European opponents after the first two rounds.
Of the 69 young candidates from the 18 countries shortlisted, Miss Selmeczy won the first prize, thanks to her excellent performance in English for the final round and commented the last wine tasting in front of a prestigious jury including Mr. Honegger (former Director of training for Accor Group), Mr. Vincent (Best French Sommelier 2001), M. Pons (former Deputy Director of ONIVINS), Mr. Delort (Senior Sommelier, Sommeliers treasurer of France), Mr. Hecquet (CNAOC President) and Miss Vizzavona (Advisor in wine industry). During the event of the International Agriculture Fair, the French Minister Bruno Lemaire congratulated and handed over the trophy to Miss Selmeczy in the presence of his Hungarian counterpart, Mr Lajos Busi, General Secretary for Rural Development of Hungary.

Jorg Wendell and Tamas David Duzsi has assessed the rank 6th and 7th.

Congratulation to the three Vinifera students who excelled during the final of CJPV ( European Youth Professionals Wine Competition 2012 ) !

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