$9000 Wine Scholarships Up for Grabs

15 May, 2009 by

By Amelia Ball

The Len Evans Tutorial is calling for applications for its 2009 wine course, which will be held at the Hunter Valley’s Tower Lodge in November.

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Twelve budding Australian winemakers, writers, retailers, sommeliers and enthusiasts will have the chance to taste some of the greatest and rarest wines in the world, while learning from some of the best in the business over the course of a week.

The program is designed to define the demands of show judging and to define quality by exposing the scholars to the great wine styles of the world.

A team of five tutors will put the scholars through their paces in what James Halliday has called ‘the most exclusive wine school in the world’.

The fully paid scholarships each include wine, food and accommodation, and are valued at around $9000. The only cost incurred by the scholars is that of getting to the Hunter Valley in NSW.

This year’s tutors are James Halliday, Ian McKenzie, Iain Riggs, Gary Steel and Brian Croser.

Candidates will need to send their CV with a detailed letter outlining their reasons for wanting to be a Len Evans Scholar.

Names and phone numbers of three industry referees must also be included and scholars will be selected by a panel.
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