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Moët & Chandon to sponsor UK Sommelier of the Year

Published:  05 April, 2012

Champagne house Moët & Chandon has signed a three-year sponsorship deal in support of the UK Sommelier of the Year competition.

Organised by The Academy of Food & Wine Service (AFWS) the winners of the regional finals will pit their skills in the grand final on  May 23, at the London International Wine Fair (LIWF).

Closing date for entries to the competition has been extended to April 10, regional finals are to be held on April 30, in London, Tunbridge Wells, Edinburgh, Bristol, and Manchester.

AFWS executive director Sophie Roberts-Brown, said: "The UK Sommelier of the Year is a great fit with Moët & Chandon and we are very much looking forward to working with them as our new sponsor.

"Moët is one of the best-known and most prestigious champagne houses so this is great news for the future of the competition."

Said Moët & Chandon marketing manager Emelie De Vitis, said: "As the world's most loved champagne brand, Moët & Chandon is proud to highlight its attachment to the sommelier profession and to encourage its development through education and training in the UK."

Entry forms can be obtained on the event's website at

If you would like to attend the Moët UK Sommelier of the Year final at the LIWF email