The Head of the Sommelier Union and experts of Russia Arthur Sarkisyan for the St. Petersburg Association of Sommeliers held a large-scale tasting of samples of modern winemaking in Armenia.
More than 20 samples of Armenian wines were presented at the tasting, specially organized at the invitation of the St. Petersburg Sommelier Association. Artur Sarkisyan, the head of the SSER and the head of the «New Wine Company» project, presented the diversity of the country’s modern winemaking – from democratic samples of sparkling redwines to the top red wine aging in French oak. From international varieties, which are grown in some farms of Armenia on their roots – to indigenous varieties.
More than 20 sommeliers of the best restaurants of Petersburg, including champions of Russia of different years Alexander Rassadkin and Leonid Sternik took part in the tasting.
“Petersburg has always been distinguished by a high level of development of the sommelier profession, attention to everything new, promising in world winemaking. It was interesting to present such a multifaceted topic as the wines of Armenia to interesting and professional audience “- said Arthur Sarkisyan.
In turn, the St. Petersburg Sommelier Association noted the high level of tasting: “Arthur picked up a wonderful collection of wines and demonstrated how Armenia reached a rather high level of winemaking within the shortest possible time. It is noteworthy that most of the wines (and we tried them more than 20) are made from indigenous varieties, among which the white Voskehat and red Areni Noir are especially prominent. PAS expresses gratitude to Arthur Sarkisyan for the seminar and hopes that the Armenian wines will adorn the wine cards of not only the restaurants of the Armenian cuisine, but also many others. “