Andrey Rudd

In August 2011, Andrey Ivanov passed the Advanced Sommelier Exam with the highest overall score in his class earning him the Rudd Scholarship and a trip to the prestigious Rudd Roundtable in Napa, CA. There he was also subsequently awarded the Johnston Medal for the overall high score at the Advanced Exam in 2011. He is pictured above with fellow Rudd Scholars 2011 Josh Orr of San Diego and Justin Amick of Atlanta.  Below are two press releases from that time

FIFTEEN INDIVIDUALS FROM THE U.S. AND BEYOND EARN THE TITLE OF ADVANCED SOMMELIER Andrey Ivanov of St. Louis, MO takes home the Rudd Scholarship

Andrey Ivanov receives Johnston Medal at 2012 Rudd Roundtable