Aleksandr RassadkinFamily name: Rassadkin
Given name: Aleksandr
Jobs: Chief Sommelier, SimpleWine, Saint-Petersburg
I love this about my profession: In my profession I love the opportunity to share my knowledge with people who are interested in wine.
I get so much joy from: opening the bottle of wine that I have never tasted before. Every single bottle is a step on a way of exploring and understanding the endless wine world.
This is how a winemaker can get on my wine list: He should be interesting and have his own story. There are a huge amount of good wines and just a few good "stories".
I would never do this: I would never serve a faulty wine. It's simple, but I think that's the main duty of a sommelier.
I would like to have said this once: "As a World Sommelier Champion I am glad to welcome you to the World Sommelier Contest in Russia."