Astana Sommelier Cup 2018, Kazakhstan

28 Dec 2018

The first edition of the Astana Sommelier Cup was held in the capital of Kazakhstan on October 28-29. Organized by the Kazakhstan Sommelier Association, the event comprised three rounds of competition, with three candidates making it to the third and final round: Alexandr Averianov, Keniya Volosnikova, and Dayana Nassyrova. Averianov took in a special People’s Choice Award while Volosnikova finished second, with Nassyrova winning the contest. Out of an ever-stronger field, winner Dayana Nassyrova will now get the chance to hone her skills at the Austrian Wine Academy in Rust, and to compete at the Best Sommelier of the World Contest in Antwerp, Belgium.