First and Only International Sommelier Guild

International Sommelier Certification in Turkish

IWC Intermediate Wine Certificate

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Ankara   Anemon Hotel | Çankaya     2- 3- 9-10 November 2019

Antalya      Grace Lounge | Kaleiçi   16-17-23-24 November 2019

İstanbul       Üretimhane | Beyoğlu    7- 8-14-15 December 2019

SELEN GÖZEN

Sunshine lover.

Fur mom of Lopa & LunaBaküs.

Very mildly allergic to wine, cheese and chocolate.

Passionately loves: Riesling, Gewürztraminer, sweet wines

                       oysters, foie gras, truffles,

                       slow-cooked meats, aged cheeses,

                       chocolate, berries, passion fruit.

Passionately hates: Celeriac.

Eternally gourmand.

First and only International Sommelier Guild Certified Educator in Türkiye

International Sommelier Guild ISGM candidate

Court of Master Sommeliers Certified Sommelier

WSET Advanced Level 3

The Culinary Institute of America '08, New York, Culinary Arts

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Born in İzmir, Türkiye; vintage 1987.

Graduated from

İzmir Saint Joseph High School ’02; İzmir Atatürk High School ’06; The Culinary Institute of America New York, Culinary Arts ’08.

 

Worked as a 

cook in Park Hyatt İstanbul and Frankie, sommelière and bar supervisor in Zuma İstanbul and Vogue, wine educator in D-ream Group.

 

First woman to win 1st place in Türkiye Sommelier Competition.

Represented Türkiye in Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Jeunes Sommelier Competition, 2013 in Washington DC.

 

Somelyer since 2017.