Open Wines & Spirits Tasting

International WOMEN’S DAY  "OPEN TASTING WINES & SPIRITS":  "Women and Wine-Making Around the World"Sunday March 8, 2020, from 12 pm to 4.30 pm Le Méridien Beach Plaza – Salon Atlantique


To celebrate the end of the 2020 international wines and spirits competition season, a "Special Wine Tasting Open" will take place on International Women's Day. The event will be a chance to discuss key issues on the topic of "Women and Wine-Making Around the World".

Members of the public are cordially invited to come along and meet the women oenologists, sommeliers, buyers, and journalists from the specialist wine press, and to take the opportunity to taste some of this year's award-winning wines and spirits. Over refreshments prepared by renowned Chef Laurent Colin, visitors can chat to the international wines and spirits experts present.

Cultural activities will be organized throughout the event, along with a prize draw in aid of the charity "Fight Aids Monaco", whose President is H.S.H. Princess Stéphanie and which works to help women affected by AIDS. 


This post-competition event aims to:

  • Help producers, importers and distributors to promote their products and their activity by gaining official recognition from international industry professionals.
  • Provide a response to the 80% of Neo Consumers and Millennials in search of answers about wines and spirits, in the form of standard-setting international products.
  • Promote the role of Women and their jobs in the world of wine and winemaking around the world, as well as Gastronomy, Rosé Wine and Œnotourism (Terroir).


The association "Le Grand Cordon d’Or de la Cuisine Française à Monaco", represented by its President, Mr Gilles BRUNNER, will be present at the event. To mark the occasion, a number of international tasters, all women, will be inducted into this prestigious organization. Also expected at the event are the "Association Monégasque des Sommeliers" represented by its President, Dominique MILARDI, and the "Associazione Maestri Italiana Ristoranti ed Alberghi (AMIRA)" of Monaco, its President Antonio FOCHI, and members of the associations "Femmes et Vins du Monde" and "Inter Concours du Monde", the "Club de la Presse 83", professional and amateur artists, international tasters and partner students.


Tasting of Award-Winning Wines & Spirits
Theme: "Women and Wine-Making around the World" 
When: Sunday March 8, 2020, from 12 pm to 4.30 pm
Where: Monaco – Le Méridien Beach Plaza – Salon Atlantique
Advance booking required - limited capacity
Open to: the general public, men and women, wine industry professionals and specialist press
Organization: Associations "Femmes et Vins du Monde" / "Inter Concours du Monde"
Price: €50 per person (includes admission, Finger Lunch Cocktail and tasting of selected award-winning wines & spirits) - Prize draw ticket: €10