Solomiia Begun #51
Sharing ideals and traditions of Beaujolais region
Solomiia Begun is the Brand Ambassador of wine company Raymond Mayhelyn Et Fils, France (founded in 1972). You can learn more about the company represented by Solomiia here. In 2021, in France, Solomiia Begun was nominated for the title “Les Compagnons du Beaujolais”, thus joining the ranks of the oldest order of Beaujolais region, sharing their ideals, secrets, history, and traditions.
She represents the interests of the French winemaking and culture.
Tours and enogastronomic events
In addition, Solomiia Begun promotes the culture of wine diplomacy and gastronomy of Ukraine around the world. Solomiia specializes in organizing enogastronomic and wine evenings with the best sommeliers and winemakers in Ukraine, Europe, and Malaysia.
Solomiia organizes exclusive tours to wineries in France, Italy. Her expertise and experience enable her to prepare special programs for both educated audience and wine lovers, who love to travel along the wine routes of leading wine-making countries. Next year, she plans to win the Chinese audience as a wine guide.
Education and professional career
Solomiia Begun’s educational experience in the alcohol industry is 10 years, and work experience is more than two years. Solomiia is a permanent member of tastings, international conferences, round tables, symposia, and festivals.
During her professional career, Solomiia has visited many wineries around the world. Solomiia Begun is happy to share with younger generation, her experience that has been gained by Solomiia during many years of professional activities.
She has obtained a higher education at two institutions of higher learning. Solomiia has a degree of Master of Public Administration. Solomiia Begun is a graduate of the International London Sommelier School, Wine & Spirits Education, Trust 2.
She completed the Contemporary Art Course at Harvard University. Solomiia is currently studying at the International European Academy of Castle Studies.
Solomiia is a journalist, experienced gastronomic expert, connoisseur of restaurants awarded MICHELIN stars (she has been researching haute cuisine restaurants for 8 years, collaborating with chefs of the Michelin star restaurants, and is writing a book about it).
Solomiia is a member of the International Association of Women in Wine (France), as well as a member of the Women’s Business Chamber of Ukraine.
It was the first time that I attended an event organized by Solomiia @Salome V. in Kyiv.
I was pleasantly surprised by a high level of the event: the classy restaurant Glek • restaurant of the contemporary Kyiv cuisine; well, to cut a long story short, everything was simply WOW!
It should be emphasized that all this was done by the incredibly charismatic, the most charming person – stylish, kind, bright, and unrealistically beautiful Solomiia. Now, I can sincerely recommend to everyone these real holidays organized by Salome V. Each and every time, this is an assurance of pleasant meetings, useful information, a very comfortable atmosphere to be enjoyed by all guests as well as of a new and inspiring experience.
I know SOLOMIIA BEGUN for over 7 years. Her life position is very active. She likes to study a lot specially in the gastronomy field, wine, culture and countries tradition. She visits a lot of places in the world and I consider her as expert as a wine and Michelin restaurant expert.
She knows personally many stars Michelin chefs and she spent many years refined researching in haute cuisine.
Recently she has been to 2 stars Michelin restaurant one classic BOCCUSSE and one modern VILLA d’ARCHANGE chef OGIER. She is able to understand the differences. She told me that for her Chef OGIER is level 3 stars. It’s true. Only JOEL ROBUCHON years 1990 consider like 21rst century chef is above. At same age I consider chef OGIER is at the level BERNARD PACAUD, Alain SENDERENS, Alain DUCASSE.
Now she is also Beaujolais Ambassador since 2021. She is able to understand the crus. She prefers MORGON and BROUILLY. She likes also white Beaujolais.
Yes she is a wine expert and she drinks all Bordeaux Grand Cru: MOUTHON ROTHHCHILD, LAFFITE ROTHCHILD, LA TOUR, CHATEAU MARGAUX, HAUT BRION, YQUEM, CHEVAL BLANC, AUSSONNE. PETRUS. I am not sure that a lot of sommeliers do it. In Burgandy she also tasting all the Grand Cru without ROMANEE CONTI. Yes I consider Miss BEGIUN SOOMIIA as expert regarding wines and Michelin restaurants. She has a high level.
We can wish her to continue to develop her art and gives us good news by the future!