Сompetition results “Odessa gulf” and “SMART TESTING & FINE WINE INVESTING”

30-31 May 2019 y. in Odessa hosted Ukrainian tasting contest of wine products "Odessa Gulf"

In Odessa, summarizing and awarding ceremony of Ukrainian tasting contest of wine products "Odessa Gulf". Chairman of the Regional Council Anatoly Urban and Acting Chairman of Regional State Administration Sergey Parashchenko presented the winners with certificates, medals and special diplomas. There were handed 15 gold medals and 21 – silver, most awards collected products of LLC "Industrial-trading company Shabo".

"Winemaking Odessa region, and in particular of Bessarabia, always been famous for the quality of the product, his personality. This competition allows producers to make themselves known to the Ukrainian and European markets, It opens new horizons for young enterprises. This is a good platform for the development and revival of the wine industry, creating a positive brand Ukrainian wine ", – said chairman Anatoly Urban Regional Council.

Recall, The contest is held 30 by 31 May under the patronage of the Odessa Regional Council of Odessa National Academy of Food Technologies. Evaluated samples of wines by blind tasting Ukrainian experts, having qualified WSET 2-4 level, world experience with winemaking. Each taste panel consisted of 7 members of the jury.

30 May 2019 all-Ukrainian contest of wine production was estimated 119 Ukrainian producer submitted samples, who provided 34 enterprises of Odessa region and other regions of Ukraine (cities – Dnieper, Uzhgorod, Mukachevo, lions, Uman, Vinnitsa). Most participants were from the Odessa region.

31 May 2019 y. held a tasting contest “SMART TESTING & FINE WINE INVESTING”, which was attended by the winemakers of the Republic of Moldova. In this tasting session was 54 wine product samples, of them 37 from Moldova and 17 from Ukraine.

"Ukrainian wine competition based Odessa Regional Council, The decision was taken at the last session to improve the culture of wine production and consumption of wine companies an effective tool to promote their products on the Ukrainian market. The competition is held in the Odessa area for the first time. Our region is the base for the Ukrainian winemaking, 70 percent of the wine base in Ukraine – produced in the Odessa region. We have a favorable climate and a scientific basis, in particular – Odessa National Academy of Food Technologies, which is one of the organizers of the contest.

As the representatives of the wineries was conducted forum, which discussed the sale of tools, specific industry challenges and solutions, machinery, protect the market from counterfeit and substandard products.

Рarticipants competitions.





Eugene Nikolaichuk

DipWSET (level 4);National Expert EU Project (geographical indications),co-owner of wine bars Like a Local`s, author of articles in the Journal Guide to GoodWine


Vitaly Larin

DipWSET (level 4);Certified Sommelier (CMS), technologist winemaker , master, Head of the wine areas of restaurants La Famiglia


Maria Skorchenko

WSET 3, winemaker, master, experience at the wineries Ukraine, USA, France and New Zealand, founder and author of the educational project «Just Ferment it»


Galina Matvienko

WSET 3, Director TOV "Tre biker", experience: Alef, city ​​crew. Almaterra


Eugene Segan

WSET (level 3);engineer -Technology, winemaker, master, member of the central tasting commission at the corporation Ukrvinprom, Ambosodor brand TM "Inkerman", Blog Wine FAQultet, in branch 14 years old




WSET 2, WSET 3 (in the process), Sommelier Restaurant «IL RICCIO», founder of the wine club «Kiev Wine CLUB», It works in the field of wine with 2006 y


Dmiiry Saprykin

WSET 2, sommelier of the restaurant chain First Line Group, author of the wine game, in profession 2011 city, vice- champion of the contest Best Sommelier of Ukraine, 2016 y.


Sergey Denisov

WSET 2, Wine School - Wine Intensive, Best kavist Ukraine, 2018, Wine tasting club founder Server, the head of the Dnieper cell Sommelier Association of Ukraine


Olga Toichkin

WSET 2, co-owner of a wine bar "SiroVina", organizer of the festival «Sakyra Wine» Wine, rabotі experience 17 years at Cotnari, member of the Ukrainian Association of Sommeliers


Viktoria Makarova

WSET 2, Kyiv Foof and Wine Festival , Uwines Awards


Julia Krivoshey

WSET 3, Master in Law and Economics, experience: sommelier METRO, Сach&Carry, vinoobrabotchik PTK Shabo, team manager of a blind tasting, I read, I say, I am writing about wine, 2016 year


Paul Mnukhin

WSET 3, co-founder WINETIME ACADEMY, pogdgotovka sommelier, hastronomov, sales training, in with 2011 city, Best kavist Ukraine 2017


Victoria Romashkina

WSET (level 3); Diploma in Hospitality Management (Glion, Switzerland,), experience hospitality of robots in industry 7 years old (Switzerland,, Dubai, Ukraine), Co-founder of the wine bar «Sparking Wine Gallery» (Odessa)


Anastasia Sărătura

WSET level 3Absolvent Technical University of Moldova, Software Development Engineer in Wine – 2008-2012

Qualified Sommelier Wine & Spirit Education Trust, London – Dubai -2015 and ESA Member 2018, Manager de Restaurante in Privet Business Club / Golf Club – Dubai, Mentor / Trainer in HoReCa – 2016 – Present, Restaurant critic - Present: Google Local Guide – Professional Reviewer

Award in Wines and Spirits (QCF) – WSET Level 3 – London – Dubai 2015, Certified European Sommelier. Food and Beverages Manager. Hospitality Trainer and Restaurants and Wine Reviews. Wine School.


Mihai Bradu

WSET level 2 and 3, Certified European Sommelier. Professional Experience: Waiter Restaurant Symposium, Waiter&Sommelier Symposium: Wine expert(Sommelier) Wine Bar Carpe Diem. Judging Experience: Berliner Wine Trophy, 2017 CHISINAU WINES & SPIRITS CONTEST, Asian Wine Trophy.

Сompetition results “Odessa gulf”.

The results of the contest "SMART TESTING & FINE WINE INVESTING”.