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Champagne sponsors secured for UK Sommelier awards

Published:  23 July, 2008

Champagnes Piper-Heidsieck and Charles Heidsieck have been announced as the new sponsors of the UK Sommelier of the Year Competition.

The Academy of Food and Wine (AFW) announced the three-year sponsorship deal at final of the 2008 compeittion, which took place on April 22 at the Royal Society of Medicine.

Sophie Roberts-Brown, AFW director, said the choice of sponsor was a crucial one given the competition's prestigious 28-year history.

She added: "We pride ourselves on developing long and rewarding relationships with our key supporters and with Champagnes Piper-Heidsieck and Charles Heidsieck we feel we have the perfect partner."