Experts

Eugene Nikolaychuk
Briefly about myself: I work with wine from 2005 year, sommelier school teacher, author of articles in Guide to GoodWine magazine. Co-owner of wine bars "Like a Local's". She was a national expert on an EU project “Geographical names”. Member of the jury of the Salt Restaurant Award.
Professional achievements: I successfully sell Ukrainian wines)))
Awards:
– W-Trophy 2014 finalist;
– W-Trophy 2016 semifinalist;
– Finalist of the competition “”Made by Women – 2020”.
Ivan Bachurin
Briefly about myself: President of the Sommelier Association of Ukraine 2018 year. Brand Ambassador «Moet-Hennessy CIS».
Professional achievements and awards:
– Winner of the blind tasting "Sommelier and Winemakers Competition 2008";
– The best Sommelier of Ukraine 2009;
– Winner of "W-Trophy 2014".
Kateryna Yushchenko
Briefly about myself: founder of Ukrainian Wine & Spirit School – provider of world leader in wine education Wine & Spirit Education Trust in Ukraine.
Professional achievements and awards: member of Wine tasting commissions & Spirit Awards, Ukrainian Wine Guide, Ukrainian Craft Award, Sherry Educator, Spain.
Vitaly Larin
Briefly about myself: Project Manager Ltd. “Silpo Food”. Selection of assortment for wine bars and restaurants. Establishing the work of the wine direction in institutions. Conducting trainings and tastings.
Professional achievements and awards:
-Master of winemaking technology;
-Member of the Sommelier Association of Ukraine;
-Certified Sommelier, WSET Diploma Level 4;
-Student The Institute of Masters of Wine;
-Twice third and three times second in national sommelier competitions.
Irina Gridina
Briefly about myself: Imports, wine travel, educational programs. Wine expert and consultant. Author and producer of educational programs, tastings and thematic tours.
Professional achievements and awards:
WSET Diploma (Austrian wine academy).
Olena Valevska
Briefly about myself: Director of the Kyiv branch of ArtWine Company. Member of the Board of the Sommelier Association of Ukraine. Import and distribution of wine. EQL student "Master" ONAHT ONP "Sensory analysis of food production.
Pavel Mnukhin
Briefly about myself: Brand ambassador Wine Bureau. Founder of the tasting club "Symposium"”. Organizer "WINETIME ACADEMY". "I make wine 8 years, but it feels like a lifetime! I like to make people a little better and kinder!”
Professional achievements and awards:

-The best cavist of Ukraine 2017;
-W-Trophy 2018 finalist;
-Participant of the World Blind Tasting Championship;
-5-you are a one-time semifinalist of the contest "The best sommelier of Ukraine" 2014-2018;
-W-Trophy 2016 semifinalist.
Eugene Segan
Briefly about myself: Brand Manager Ltd. “Inkerman Ukraine”. Trainings, tasting, R&D. Engineer technologist of fermentation industries.
Professional achievements and awards:
– Accredited teacher WSET lvl.2;
– Judge of international wine competitions;
– Student EQL "Master" of the Department of Wine Technology and Sensory Analysis ONAHT;
– DAAD Fellow at the University of Heisenheim (Germany).
Anna Yevhenia Yanchenko
Briefly about myself: Sommelier, wine expert and journalist, lecturer and promoter of wine culture. Author of blogs about wine on Facebook and a video channel on YouTube. I deal with wines from 2013 year, during this time she did more 1000 publications on wine in magazines, thematic sites and social networks. Page “Sommelier in green pants” – the country's largest community of people interested in guilt, 45 000 subscribers.
Andriy Petrovsky
Briefly about myself: Vice-President of the All-Ukrainian Association of Bartenders, member of the Sommelier Association of Ukraine, Sommelier of the Cigar Gourmet Club (Kiev), Curator and head of the Independent Craft tasting competition (Association of Craft Distillers of Ukraine (UCDA)).
Professional achievements and awards:
– Student EQL "Master" of the Department of Wine Technology and Sensory Analysis ONAHT;
– Fellow of the German Academic Exchange Service (DEED) according to the program “Formation of the image of local wines from the countries of the New Old World»;
– Winner of Tea Masters Cup International 2019, Ukraine, the Mixology Category.
Eugene Zinevich
Briefly about myself: Сомельє «Vinsanto Wine Bar». Sale of wine and spirits.