Born and raised in Moscow, Leonid has two MS degrees in law and international management and a Ph.D. in law. After working as an attorney for seven years, he entered the wine industry in 2013 by receiving a job offer to run a winegrowing start-up, Cote Rocheuse in Anapa, Russia.
With the prestigious DipWSET under his belt, he was accepted to the MW program in 2018 and is currently a Stage 2 student. In 2018 he organised the first Russian Wines Competition.
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