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Munich, May 3, 2013

2013 National Final

At this year’s National Final, held during the Spring Grand Chapitre in Munich, eight young sommeliers faced the challenge of a comprehensive programme of written, oral and practical tests.

The judging panel consisted as usual of Échanson Natalie Lumpp and Frank Kämmer, Officier Maître Sommelier. This year, exceptionally, they were assisted by Tommy Lam, President of the Asia Wine Institute, from Shanghai who happened to be in Munich.

An innovation this year was that the contest was held in English to give the young contestants experience of what to expect should they win the National Final and thus represent the Bailliage at the International Final.

The winner was a young lady, Verena Hof. She works at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Munich, is very eloquent in English. Accordingly, she will represent the Bailliage of Germany at this year’s International Final being held in Washington DC in October.

Klaus Tritschler, Bailli Délégué