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Natalia Blagopoluchnaya

Natalia Blagopoluchnaya

Natalia Blagopoluchnaya- President of Ukrainian Association of winemakers and sommeliers, founder and director of Ukraine’s first School of sommeliers "Master Class" (April 3, 2000).


Education:

- Kyiv Technical College of the hotel industry (1981)
- Kyiv Trade and Economic Institute (1988)
- The annual two-week training in the best hotels in Europe during the course of employment in the hotel Lybid (1981-1995 gg.).
- Wine trainings in leading schools Sommelier of Europe (g.Sent-Emilyon, Bordeaux, France - 2007, Budapest, Hungary - 2007, Emilia - Romagna, Italy - 2010)

Has more than 20 years of experience in hotel and restaurant business (1981-2002 gg.).

Honors:

- The author of a first Ukrainian textbook "Be Your Own Sommelier" (2007)
- Co-author of the textbook "Organization of service in restaurants (ed. Prof. Pyatnitskaya NA, 2006, new edition 2010). - Wine Expert magazine Expert taste "and" culinary ideas "(from 2006) - Author of numerous articles and publications in the specialized press: magazines Vinofest "," Gallery of drinks "," Aktsyz "," Health "," Eat delicious, "" Food, "" gross "," Grapes and wine ", etc.
- The participant of many TV programs, the theme of which was a question of culture for beverage consumption in Ukraine (Ukraine’s leading channels: Channel 5, "1 +1", "Inter", "New", etc.)
- The organizer and host of presentations, wine tastings for the new TM as part of special exhibitions at foreign embassies and diplomatic missions.
- The organizer of four international wine festival "Vinofest" (2002, 2003, 2004. - Kyiv, 2005 - Yalta.)
- Repeated President and jury member of international and national professional sommelier competitions, bartenders, waiters, and tasting competitions held in Ukraine and abroad.
- The organizer and host of the press club "Be Your Own Sommelier" for the media (2005-2006 gg.) Wine Club and "Be Your Own Sommelier" for lovers, and wine (from 2008 to present).
- Member of the International Tasting Jury