1st day wines are ready (via Frédéric Galtier)
Barrels, bottles and special effects!...
A very impressive cellar
Presentation at the winery
A very big and talented team of young sommeliers was there to help us.
The start of another day.
It's a long way to the tasting area...
Day one about to start...
View outside the main hotel.
Only a few of the samples we need to go through during day 1!...
Day 1: instructions for judges
Some very interesting local wines to taste. Varieties include Gruner-Veltliner, Riesling, Furmint, Lipovina.
The Prime Minister of Slovakia welcomes the tasters to his country!
Our sommelier's only stop all day!
Day 1: informal get-together of all judges, Slovakian wine tasting and dinner
Some like it hot (and we're talking devilishly chilli hot, even by Mexican standards)!
The Competition Logo!
Day 1: intro
...and more tasting...