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Wines of Roussillon (the region's generic body) has started the hunt for its Wines of Roussillon Dessert Trophy 2012 winners.

The plan is to find the country's best sommelier/dessert chef duo, by encouraging the pairs to create the best dessert and wine match. Competitors have also been briefed to base their entries on dried fruit and/or honey notes, and the wine used must be Roussillon Vin Doux Naturel. Entries close on 31 August, and the UK winners will be treated to a selection of Roussillon wines and a two/three day trip to the region, as well as being entered in to the competition's European final.

Eric Aracil, the brand's export manager commented: 'The CIVR is thrilled to once again launch its quest to find the UKs finest pastry chef and sommelier team. Both roles require a high level of talent and dedication, and an understanding of the crucial dynamic which lies between front of house and the kitchen. It is a pleasure to recognise and reward those who are ambitious and imaginative within their industry, and given the wealth of world-class talent currently coming out of UK restaurants, we can expect to see some really interesting recipes and flavour combinations.'

News item from, 06-07-2012 (updated 09-07-2012)

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