Every Friday TheChampagneSommelier will ask 5 questions about 5 coeur de bouteilles to friends and Champagne lovers from near and far. This Week we took a bubbly chat with Iureva Alevtina – influencer based in Moscow who is really passionate about unique Champagnes. Merci Iureva !
Iureva Alevtina is a 26-year-old influencer based in Moscow who is really passionate about unique Champagnes. She has been in the wine industry for 4 years and she is a part of the « A la Volee Russia » team, whose task is not only to find stars but also to reveal their talent and pass this interesting path together. A La Volée is a term and concept that unites all Champagne fans around the world. A term that gives a historical and very important reference to the traditions of the region and the drink. The ideology of this relatively new wine trading company affects all parts of her life. She is the CEO of Russian fashion brand NASTRAZE which is focused on hand-crafted clothes and accessories. It’s a creative community for people who can sparkle both inside and out. For Alevtina it’s not just a hobby, her mission is to bring the culture of Shamp to the fashionable youth of Moscow.
Which Champagne would You treat your parents or in-laws?
‘My Mom and I really enjoy traveling, so I would probably choose Adrien Renoir ‘Extra Brut Grand Cru Le Terroir Verzy’ because it reminds me the time when we were brunching at Dante NYC, drinking this Champagne and having great times.‘
Which Champagne would You treat your lover?
‘It really attracts me when man picks a bottle because it tells me a lot about his inner world and what kind of person he is. But if the choice was on me I would go with Champagne Mouzon Leroux ‘L’ Ascendant’. This Champagne is as deep and rich as relationship between two lovers.‘
Which Champagne would You treat your boss?
Which Champagne would You treat yourself?
‘I prefer Val Frison ‘Portlandia’. Valerie is a phenomenal person for me and I am a huge fan of her and the wines she produces. After tasting this elegant Champagne from Portlandian limestone soils no one can remain indifferent. I can drink it instead of the water for whole the rest of my life.‘
Which Champagne would You treat a dream guest, and why?
‘I want to drink a bottle of Clandestin ‘Les Semblables Austral’ with Martin Margiela. I think for the conversation like that particularly this authentic Champagne would be the cherry on top of the cake. It is very fascinating how fashion and Champagne industry cross. Martin used champagne corks as an accessory for his collection in 1999. I would be the happiest person ever if Bertrand Gautherot could join this dinner as well, so we could talk a lot about my two top themes – Haute Couture and Champagne.‘
[ what piece of music would you listen to drinking wine with Your dream guest ?]
‘I would put the set of Black Coffee. Specifically the track “Never gonna get”. It is the sound of my soul.’