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Accommodation Mediterranean Hotel Limassol

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10.00 – 16.00 Welcome to Cyprus: Hospitality desk/check-in: Mediterranean Hotel Beach Hotel
11.00 – 16.00 International partners and local winery exhibition: wine tasting at -Mediterranean Beach Hotel
16.00 – 17.00 Masterclass: “Commandaria Styles” at Mediterranean Beach Hotel
20.00 – 22.30 Opening ceremony: A seafood dinner for officials, delegations, partners, ASI Board members, and the technical committee at Four Seasons Limassol.
17.00 – 01.00 Bar des Sommeliers: Mediterranean Beach Hotel

FOUR SEASONS Ballroom Contest – Quarter-Finals Candidates & Jury
08.30 – 17.30 Quarter-Finals: a behind closed doors contest*: Four Seasons Ballroom
*presidents and journalists will be allowed for photos for a maximum for 15 minutes before the tests star
10.00 Official Contest / Press conference: Four Seasons Hotel Mezzanine
20.00 Dinner: A BBQ night and the announcement of the semi-finalists at Mediterranean Beach Hotel
17.00 – 01.00 Bar des Sommeliers: Mediterranean Beach Hotel

FOUR SEASONS Ballroom / Semi-Finals for Candidates & Jury
09.00 – 14.00 Semi-Finals: a contest behind closed doors
19.30 Transfer: all candidates will be transported to the center of the town for dinner
20.00 Dinner: finger food buffet & DJ music at Pralina Experience
17.00 – 01.00 Bar des Sommeliers: Mediterranean Beach Hotel

Day off from contest / Masterclass Day / Four Seasons Ballroom
Workshop 1:
09.30 – 10.30Romanian Wines of “The Iconic Estate” – Alexandrion Group presented by Julia Scavo

Workshop 2:
11.00 – 12.00 Exploring the ‘Traditional Wineries of Austria’s” (Österreichische Traditionsweingüter – ÖTW) appellation and vineyard classification system, presented by Michael Moosbrugger (President): Four Seasons Ballroom
12.30 – 14.30 Light Lunch: light lunch at Four Seasons Hotel
Workshop 3:
14.30 – 15.30 “Diversity of Japanese Sake – another perspective in matching with food” Japanese Saké and Shoshu makers Association, presented by Raimonds Tomsons: Four Seasons Ballroom

Workshop 4:

16.00 – 17.00 – California Wines by Elaine Chukan Brown
19.30 Transfer with buses at Limassol Castle and Old Port for dinner
20.00 Dinner: Cyprus Meze at Carob Mill Berengaria Restaurant at the Limassol Old Port
Wine stations for BSEA Contest partners and Cyprus wines
17.00 – 01.00 Bar des Sommeliers / Mediterranean Beach Hotel

09.30 – 10.00 Transfer: all candidates will be transferred by bus to Columbia Plaza to the center of Limassol’s old town
10.00 – 11.00 Workshop & Masterclass: Alvarinho and Territory, Quinta de Soalheiro presented by Luis Cerdeira
11.30 – 12.30 Workshop & Masterclass: Xinisteri, the new boundaries
13.00 – 14.00 Light Lunch: Seven Seas Columbia Plaza
14.00 Departure for the Rialto Theater ten- minute walk from Columbia Plaza
15.00 – 19.00 Final at Rialto Theatre
20.30 Gala Dinner: Pre-dinner drinks, awarding of prizes, and gala dinner: Four Seasons Hotel
After dinner Closing Party: Four Seasons Ballroom

Departure day or you may optionally extend your stay in Cyprus!

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