- By Ronan Sayburn
“It is with great pleasure that I can announce on behalf of the Scholarship Awards Committee the recipients of the Otto Hinderer MS Scholarship 2015. The Award was created in recognition of the commitment and dedication of members of the Court of Master Sommeliers and to encourage more people who are self funded to progress through the Court of Master Sommeliers Advanced Sommelier Programme.
For the second year, a number of applications from around Europe have been submitted and two candidates were awarded a bursary of £250 each towards the cost of a future Advanced Sommelier Course Fee. The standard of applicants was again exceptionally high and emphasised the international standing of the Court. Both candidates demonstrated great achievement and future aspiration.”
Otto Hinderer MS
2011-2012 Mention Complementaire Sommellerie, ‘Wine Majeur’
1st Prize Edmond de Rothschild ‘Best Tasting of Paris Exam’.
2012 2nd. place Best Sommelier Student of Bordeaux Wines, Pessac-Leognan
2014 Top 4 Best Young Sommelier Competition, Chaine des Rotisseurs UK
2014 Assistant Head Sommelier, Medlar Restaurant, London
2011, 2012 & 2013 Best Sommelier of the Czech Republic
2012 3rd. place Central European Sommelier Championship, Hungary
2013, 13th place Best Sommelier of Europe, San Remo
2009 Four Seasons Hotel, Prague, Head Sommelier for 3 years
2014 Premier Wines, Prague, Head Sommelier
Latest News: To mark the success of the introduction of the Scholarship, Otto Hinderer has now agreed to fund £250 for all Scholarship Award winners towards their first Master Sommelier Exam attempt. A Château Laguiole corkscrew embossed with the Court of Master Sommeliers logo will also be presented to the Award winner who passes the COMS Advanced Course at the first attempt.
Otto Hinderer MS, Chairman, The Court of Master Sommeliers Scholarship
Awards Committee: Brian Julyan MS, Dimitri Mesnard MS, Bryan Dawes MS, Laura Rhys MS