During the competition, which was completely held in English, theoretical and practical tasks had to be fulfilled in the following categories: viticulture, cellar management, wine tasting and a team competition. So, besides theoretical knowledge and practical experiences, a skilled nose was needed.
Mr. Schuh won out with a score of 286 in the overall ranking over Andrea Gasparroni from the Italian Marché region, as well as over Umberto Pilati from San Michele, Italy, and reached the 1st rank. Moreover, Mr. Schuh, together with Michael Benz, his team colleague, achieved the 1st rank in the team award.
A total of 63 vintners from 14 European wine growing countries like Austria, Italy, Spain and Switzerland, participated in the competition, and so did four viticultural schools from Germany. This victory contributes once again to represent Saxony as wine growing region, and it shows that the smallest wine growing areas are strong, too! (red.yoopress)