Vuk Štefanović is an economist by profession and a sommelier by fact and choice. He has been in the hospitality industry since he was 16 years old. Vuk fell in love with the the hospitality industry and everything it brings early in his career . After college, he became more seriously interested in wine while working as a waiter and, consequently, he started to look for educational opportunities in the wine sector.
In 2011, Vuk received his first sommelier’s diploma after completing the training in Novi Sad at the Association of Sommelier of Vojvodina. Having spent 2 years on a cruiser as a sommelier, where he was also offered the position of head sommelier, Vuk returned to Serbia. Here at home he has dedicated his time and efforts to running restaurants and becoming the training director for USV (Association of Sommeliers of Vojvodina) and one of the lecturers.
Vuk performed this role until 2017, when he moved to Belgrade to work for a wine importing company as a sommelier, where he later became an executive director. At the same time Vuk Štefanović became a lecturer for the Serbian Sommelier Association in Belgrade. He holds the A.S.I. silver pin (advanced certificate) and WSET Level 3 Certificate.
Wine Influencer: @wolfsomm
Currently Vuk is working as the brand ambassador of the oldest Serbian winery – Erdevik estate (since 1826). In parallel to his main job, he is involved in several online projects, including the Fly Wine project. Together with a team of wine lovers, he is sharing his knowledge and communicating about wine. Vuk is also active on Instagram, helping people to better understand wine and revealing the beauty and taste of Serbian wines.
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