Ellensberg's Mumma Named World's Best

Ellensburg's Amy Mumma, who runs the World Wine Program at Central Washington University, was named the world's top woman wine professional at the Wine Women Awards in Paris last week.

Amy has studied wine in Burgundy, earned an advanced certificate from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust and is currently studying for her Master of Wine diploma, the wine trade's most prestigious certification.

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The setting for the competition, which involved over 100 entrants, was the tony Hotel Bristol. And it's not the first time a Washingtonian has climbed the summit in Paris: back in the late 1980s, after a grueling competition at the Hotel Intercontinental, a young wine steward from Seattle named Larry Stone was named the world's best sommelier in French wine and spirits.

Thanks to Andy Perdue of Wine Press Northwest for bringing this to our attention.

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