The famous French critic Michel Bettane, co-publisher every year of the Bettane Guide and Desseauve of the wines of France, gives us the honor to preside over the jury for the second consecutive year! The team of experts Bettane + Desseauve organizes tasting shows (Grand Tasting and Winelab), awards prizes (Prix Plaisir), advises major brands, publishes its magazine (En Magnum), manages websites (bettanedesseauve.com, mybettanedesseauve.fr).
Like last year, this contest was built in close collaboration with Manuel Peyrondet, a young sommelier with a meteoric career. He won the Ruinart Trophy in 2005, the Master of Port the following year, before becoming Best Sommelier of France in 2008, then Best Worker of France sommelier in 2011! He then founded Chais d'Œuvre, a club of wine lovers and buyers, which today counts nearly a thousand registered members.
Angélique de Lencquesaing
Angélique de Lencquesaing, co-founder of iDealwine, specialized from the very beginning in the fine wine market. She regularly feeds the iDealwine Blog with her insights about auction results, record bids, and trends in this very specific market. She has been writing the market trends column published in La Revue du Vin de France for more than 15 years. One can also find her analyses in the magazine Terre de vins or even in En Magnum; and every month on BFM business.
First sommelier in wine, then certified sommelier of sake nihonshu and shochu, Kei Miyagawa arrived in France in 1990 and founded Galerie K Paris in 2010. Besides a main activity of Japanese liquor trade, he also works in the trading of French wines and consulting with restaurants. In 2016 he founded the association Kura Master to organize the first competition of Sake in France whose first etiion is held the following year in 2017.
One last person will be in our jury. Wait until the day of the competition to discover him !