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Svetoslav Manolev – the first Bulgarian to win the title Master Sommelier

Svetoslav Manolev MS during the wine tasting The first-ever Master Sommelier exam took place in 1969 and in 1977 the first and most prestigious institution for sommeliers to this day was founded. Nowadays the training is conducted in Europe, Oceania, Asia and America. There are 4 levels of training – Introductory Sommelier, Certified Sommelier, Advanced Sommelier and Master Sommelier Diploma. The exam is made up of atheoretical part, a tasting and wine serving skills.

Here is what he share with us.

Bulgaria – Black sea region

The autumn here is worm and long which suitable conditions for making fine white wines. More than half of vineyards with white grape are planted here. Most presented grapes varieties are Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Dymiat (Bulgarian grape variety), Riesling, Uni Blanc, Muscat Ottonel, Traminer.
Source: Wine Tours

Bulgaria – Thracian Valley

In the south Bulgarian region the climate is moderate continental with a good distribution of rainfall throughout the vegetation period. It includes the central parts of the Thracian plain and parts of Sakar. In this region are concentrated most of the red grape varieties. The local varieties typical of this wine region are Mavrud, Rubin, Pamide and Red Misket. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, and others are also grown.
The climatic conditions of the area, protected by sharp north winds, the large number of sunny days and high temperatures create conditions for rich and dense red wines with aging potential.
Source: Wine Tours