President of Kazakhstan Sommelier Association
Artem Lebedev is a 30 year old wine professional who has been working in the wine industry for over 8 years now. Born in St.Petersburg, he worked in Europe for two years before settling down in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Artem is an ASI certified sommelier, a WSET Diploma student, a Sherry ambassador, a VIA Italian Wine Ambassador, the President of the Kazakhstan Sommelier Association, CEO of the annual contest of the best sommelier of Kazakhstan, co-owner and main lecturer at the sommelier school in Almaty.
"Almaty - the future wine capital of central Asia"
Despite its rich wine history, Central Asia remains one of the most underdeveloped and underrated wine regions of the world, both in terms of wine production and wine consumption. During this session, Artem Lebedev will give an overview to the past, the present and the future of the wine capital of Central Asia – the city of Almaty.