The year 2018 is an annual birthday for International Wine Show Prague. IWSP and team celebrate 10 years on the Czech market.

For each edition, we always prepare a unique program for visitors, introduce interesting producers, new trends and invite interesting guests from the wine industry.

The 20th edition of the IWSP, which will be held at the Hilton Hotel Prague on May 29, 2018, Mr. Raimonds Tomsons from Latvia, the winner of The Best Sommelier for Europe and Africa in 2017 received our invitation.

Raimonds began be awarded in the professional sommelier world already in 2007, being several times The Best Sommelier of Latvia, and in 2016 he finished studies at the Austrian Wine Academy with the title WSET Diploma in Wine and Spirits. He says about his work: „Sharing my experience with both wine enthusiasts and professionals, brings me true joy, and I hope that for each one of you I can reveal something new, something you have not experienced or sensed. Wine embodies knowledge, mutual respect, pleasure and vivid emotions – things I wish to share with you.“

On May 16, we will introduce the 1st edition of the international trade fair SLOVIN in Bratislava. The invitation received the world-wide sommelier, Mr. Andreas Larsson from Sweden, who won the title of The Best Sommelier of the World in 2007. Despite his title and high occupancy, he continues to work as a sommelier at the renowned PM & Vänner restaurant in Växjö, Sweden, where he manages a cellar with 27,000 wines from around the world. His references are currently reaching an unbelievable 3500 number and we are very pleased to have accepted our invitation at the International Wine Show Bratislava, which will take place at the Hilton DoubleTree Hotel in Bratislava.

Both of these major sommeliers will lead selected masterclass accompanying programs at IWSP and SLOVIN.