||01 // Preparations are in Full Swing:
Launching the 3rd Beer Sommelier World Championship
Doemens Academy will hold the 3rd Beer Sommelier World Championship on September 15th 2013. "Preparations are already in full swing. Our goal is to elevate the World Championship to an internationally recognized event on the basis of its outstanding quality and global perspective," says Dr. Wolfgang Stempfl, executive director of Doemens Brewing Academy and initiator of the World Championship. "This year marks the first time that preliminary rounds will be held in all participating countries, which will considerably raise the bar for participants and thus the event's profile in cultivated beer circles around the world. Personally, as a member of the jury in 2013, I am delighted to once again help select the new world champion together with highly qualified experts," explains Dr. Stempfl.
The upcoming World Championship will be held in close cooperation with the Messe München, and takes place on the day before the drinktec, the world's leading trade fair for the beverage and liquid food industry, commences (September 16th to 20th, 2013). Dr. Norbert Vidal, course director for Business Administration in the Beverage Industry at Doemens Academy is looking forward to this collaboration: "Linking the drinktec with our comparatively young industry event is perfect. Together with Messe München, we are going to host a truly unique 3rd World Championship."
The year of preparation has also begun for the participants, as only 50 beer sommeliers will have the opportunity to put themselves and their trained beer noses to the test. All who have completed the beer sommelier training at Doemens Academy or are members of the Sommelier-Union may participate. Only a certain number of participants are allowed from each country – this is based on a country key – bringing the total to 50 sommeliers from around the world.
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04 // The Organizers
The World Championship is organized by Doemens Academy GmbH, represented by the organization's executive director Dr. Wolfgang Stempfl. Doemens Academy GmbH offers training and seminars comprising all aspects of beer. The Doemens beer sommelier program provides participants with the qualifications to serve as ambassadors, charged with the responsibility of eloquently championing the cause of beer diversity and the enjoyment of beer from around the world. The Beer Sommelier World Championship in 2013 will be particularly noteworthy due to its close cooperation with Messe München in conjunction with drinktec, the world's leading trade fair for the beverage and liquid food industry.
05 // Sponsors
The 2013 World Championship is supported by the Messe München in addition to other sponsors from the brewing and beverage industry, including the Barth-Haas Group, Weyermann® Specialty Malts, Sahm GmbH + Co. KG, BrauKon GmbH, Schäfer Container Systems and the following associations of brewers and breweries: Die Freien Brauer, Deutscher Brauerbund and Bayerischer Brauerbund, Schweizer Brauerei-Verband and Verband der Brauereien Österreichs.
06 // Press Contact
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Sandra Ganzenmüller and Kristina Lutilsky
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Phone 0049 (0) 89.21668113, Fax 0049 (0) 89.21668115