A Show of Feminine Mettle

26 Nov 2019

Svetlana Dobrynina Declared Russia’s Best Female Sommelier


The Lefkadia winery in the Krasnodar region of southern Russia hosted the fourth edition of a special contest: the Best Female Sommelier of Russia. The final on 22 September brought together three competitors from Moscow and Saint-Petersburg. Svetlana Dobrynina of Moscow, sommelier at “Kitayskaya Gramota” restaurant, ultimately earned the win. Her victory was hardly a surprise — last May she finished in 2nd place at the larger Best Sommelier of Russia contest. Marina Tonkova of Saint Petersburg was runner up, while Evgenia Nazimova from Moscow took home third.