• Where did Your passion for wine comes from?
It comes from my first job in hospitality. While I was working in the US, my manager was also sommelier and I have always admired her passion and knowledge for wines and food.
• What wine impressed You the most? Why?
So far I can say that lot of wine impressed me, but I love to research and always look for something new, especially while traveling. I like to try everything that is connected to that country, whether it is a beer, some food or wine. Every country has something unique.
• How would You describe a woman sommelier in three words?
Elegant, confident, educated.
• What wine would You enjoy on Your birthday?
Make me a surprise 🙂
• Which fields, apart from the professional one, allows You to express yourself?
I love sport and traveling.
• Which attributes are necessary to achieve success in this industry as a woman?
In my opinion, it’s not any different from men. It is studying in the first place, and tastings, and traveling again. Hours of studying, tens of thousands of flashcards, early mornings and late nights, memorizing and reciting, blind-tastings.
• What’s Your favorite restaurant?
Tough question. Since my boyfriend is a chef, we always change restaurants and taste something different and new. Belgrade has to offer amazing food.
• You are now competing in the Young Sommelier Championships this weekend in Gdansk. I am very happy! Why did You decide to start in Poland?
It is huge honor to participate in such a championship both for knowledge and for meeting other colleagues from different countries.
• What do You enjoy the most in Your work?
Making guests happy, and showing foreign guests what Serbia has to offer, both for wines and food.
• Can You please give us some advices to women who works in the male industry?
We have to break down the barriers, because women are more and more becoming sommeliers and winemakers. This profession was completely male-dominated and we can celebrate accomplishments made so far. It doesn’t have to do anything with gender if the person is doing his or her job professionally.