Lucaris – The Crystal of Modern Asia supported the Introductory and Certified Court of Master Sommeliers Europe course in India as glassware partner at The Leela Mumbai

Mumbai, March 8th, 2019 : The Court of Master Sommeliers Europe conducted their second India Chapter’s Introductory and Certified Sommelier certification course. Lucaris – The Crystal of Modern Asia was the proud glassware partner for the event held in Mumbai on March 8th, 2019 at The Leela Mumbai.

“The second Court of Master Sommeliers course conducted in India was a true success with 26 candidates out of 43 passing the Introductory exam and 6 out of 22 candidates passing the Certified Sommelier exam. This would not have happened without the support of our partners, Lucaris – The Crystal of Modern Asia and The Leela, said Viraj R Sawant, Brand Ambassador and Sommelier, Berkmann Wine Cellars India.

Sonal Holland MW
India’s first and only Master of Wine

India’s most accomplished wine professional, Sonal Holland who is India’s first and only Master of Wine, conducted a guided glass-tasting master-class where participating hospitality professionals had the opportunity to taste different styles of wines out of differently styled Lucaris glassware from the Desire and the Shanghai Soul Collection, with the aim of decoding the impact of different glassware shapes and sizes on the wine-tasting experience.

On the opportunity to curate this interactive session, Holland shared her views, “A fine set of crystal glassware can have a profound and positive effect on a wine’s sensorial expression. They can almost always enhance the sensorial perception of an ordinary wine and are nearly an indispensable accessory to enjoying fine wines. As a Master of Wine, I am especially thrilled at the unique opportunity to present the impressively high-quality attributes of Lucaris crystal glassware to aspiring students of the Court of Master Sommelier.”

The 6 candidates who passed the Certified Sommelier exam were Sanjay Ranghar, Anushka Pandkar, Taryn Nortje, Akshay Gharat, Bikram Gautam and Gayan Indika Manawadu coming from leading International hotel chains and leading wine companies across India.

Court of Master Sommelier Team,

  • Edouard Oger MS -Course Co-ordinator and Exam
  • Dimitri Mesnard MS –Chairman
  • Ronan Sayburn MS -Chief Executive Officer
  • Alex Koblinger MS –International Board Members

Tarun Khattar
Customer & Channel Development Director
– South Asia & Middle East