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New Zealand Winegrowers extends Sommelier Scholarship to the UK & Ireland
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New Zealand Winegrowers extends Sommelier Scholarship to the UK & Ireland

Three sommeliers from the UK and Ireland will have the opportunity to travel to New Zealand for an exclusive event as part of a scholarship offered by New Zaland Winegrowers. The one day “Sommit” (Sommelier Summit) will gather distinguished professionals hosted by local sommeliers Cameron Douglas MS and Stephen Wong MW, who will lead tastings and discussions on current trends, as well as presenting ‘hidden gems’– unique examples of New Zealand wine that have limited availability.

Sommelier Scholarship recipients will also be invited to attend Pinot Noir NZ 2017 as well as further key events on the New Zealand wine calendar.

Working sommeliers living in the UK or Ireland who are interested in this opportunity must attend one of three exclusive masterclasses hosted by Master Sommelier Ronan Sayburn. They will take place in Edinburgh on 27 June, London on 28 June, and Dublin on 29 June, 2016.

The three scholarships awarded will include international and domestic flights, accommodation, meals, transfers, event registrations and all event inclusions. Candidates are expected to have a strong passion for the wine industry and a thirst for knowledge of New Zealand wine. A selection committee will review all applications, and successful applicants being notified by end of July 2016.

For more information contact: Jean Smullen. Tel: (086) 816 8468 Email: