Mexico Jeunes Sommeliers
Mexico City, March 15, 2019
Miguel Jáuregui declared the winner

The National Final of the Bailliage’s Jeunes Sommeliers Competition was held in the cellars of the Hotel Presidente Intercontinental in Mexico City. Focused on recognizing and promoting wine culture in Mexico, the national competition is naturally intent on developing drinks knowledge and service skills.

With the participation of five young Sommeliers aged 30 years or less, at the end of the gruelling Final, Miguel Jáuregui from Los Cabos was declared the winner. Overall it was a closely-fought competition. As a result, deciding the 1-2-3 was hard for the jury presided by Maître Sommelier Johan Valderrabano.

Some of the wines in the tasting:
2013 Domaine Carneros by Champagne Taittinger, Napa Valley, USA
2014 Dominus Estate Napanook, Napa Valley, USA
2017 Pascal Jolivet Sancerre Blanc, Loire, France
2014 La Fleur de Pedesclaux, Pauillac, Bordeaux
2013 Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Petite Chapelle, Rhône Valley, France
2015 Hugel & Fils Riesling Classic, Alsace, France
2015 Maison Champy Puligny-Montrachet, Côte de Beaune, France
2015 Penfolds ‘Bin 28’ Kalimna Shiraz, South Australia

Miguel will now represent Mexico in the International Final of the Jeunes Sommeliers Competition in September in Seoul, South Korea.

“The best is not the one that studies the most, but the one who has the whole package: service, theory, knowledge but most important is smiling to the client, hospitality is highly valued”, mentioned Johan Valderrabano, Chair of the Jury.

To conclude, we thank our principal sponsors: Hotel Presidente Intercontinental Mexico City for the venue and Ferrer and Asociados for providing the wine for the competition.

Marco Albarrán Arozarena
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