Dear sommelier,

On Monday May 13th, wine importer Les Généreux and a team of Weinakademiker will organise a sensorysational sweet wine tasting in Grand Hotel Karel V in Utrecht. For this event, we will showcase a selection of 12 (noble) sweet icon wines from all over the world.

Job de Swart MW will present a broad range of styles that differs in origin, grape composition, bottle age, production method and sweetness level including top quality Sauternes, Tokaji and Riesling. Since one becomes hungry after such a spectacular tasting, we will follow-up with a wonderful lunch by Karel V.

Co-presenters Günter Triebaumer (confirmed) and Bérénice Lurton (pending)
We are honoured that Günter Triebaumer of Triebaumer Winery in Rust (Austria) will join us for this special event. He teaches at Weinakademie Österreich and is a well-known speaker on sweet wines in Germany and Austria. Hopefully, we can also welcome Bérénice Lurton of the prestigious and biodynamically farmed Château Climens in Barsac. Both will share their vision on sweet wine production and wines presented in the glass, which will most definitely result in a very interesting exchange of views.

The preliminary programme is as follows:

10.00 h : reception
10.30 h : start of the sweet wine tasting
12.30 h : intermezzo
12.45 h : start of a 3-course lunch
14.45 h : departure

The costs for the tasting and lunch are € 100 for sommeliers.

Registration is on the basis of FIRST COME = FIRST SERVE. You can sign-up via immediately. Your registration is only confirmed after payment. Should you incur any problems with your payment, please e-mail to

The event seats 60 people, including several places reserved for sommeliers. However, these seats will be released to other guests in a few weeks’ time. Besides sommeliers, the tasting will be attended by Les Généreux partners, Weinakademiker and Dutch wine journalists.

We are already in full preparation for a sensational event! Hope to see you in Utrecht on May 13th!

Best regards,

Job de Swart, MW en Weinakademiker

Anja Vondenhoff, Weinakademiker



Over Anja

Anja staat voor vakkennis, passie voor wijn (en Champagne) en sommeliervaardigheden, met als doel om (jonge) mensen op te leiden voor de restaurantbranche of wijnvakhandel.


Anja Vondenhoff
M: +31(0)623228216