Jackson Family Wines Scholarship
Jackson Family Wines Scholarships
Jackson Family Wines will be awarding a total of three scholarships for the Advanced Sommelier Course per annum across Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
They will cover the cost of the Advanced Course and the elected candidates will be awarded 300 pounds (or equivalent currency) to help towards their studies.
Accommodation and travel costs will not be covered.
Candidates should provide a CV and answer the following 3 questions as a submission:
- In no more than 300 words, Where would you like to be in your career in 5 years?
- In no more than 300 words, How do you see the role of Sommelier evolving in your country?
- In no more than 300 words, What is your opinion of the current state of the Californian wine industry?
Please send your application to Lucia Baldassi [email protected] .
All applications will close on the 15th of December 2020 and the successful candidate will be notified in January 2021.
Jackson Family Wines announces winner of Court of Master Sommelier Scholarship: Britt Ng (Malaysia / Singapore)
Hong Kong, January 2020 – Jackson Family Wines, a family-owned wine business that crafts award-winning wines from a collection of more than 40 acclaimed wineries, has announced Mr Britt Ng (Malaysia / Singapore) as the winner of the coveted scholarship to attend a Court of Master Sommelier course. Exemplifying Jackson Family Wines’ commitment to supporting emerging talent in the wine industry, the scholarship is awarded annually to one recipient from a pool of applicants representing Asia, Europe and the Middle East. With the scholarship from Jackson Family Wines, Britt will attend the Court of Master Sommeliers Advanced Sommelier Course in 2020.
The scholarship from Jackson Family Wines is a fantastic opportunity for up-and-coming Sommeliers to be supported on the fee of entry to the Advanced Sommelier course; in addition, the scholarship winner receives the equivalent of 300 GBPs towards their study. Founded in 1977, The Court of Master Sommeliers was established to encourage improved standards of beverage service in hotels and restaurants and now conducts courses throughout the world. The title Master Sommelier marks the highest recognition of wine and spirits knowledge, beverage service abilities, and professionalism in the hospitality trade. There are currently only 273 Master Sommeliers in the world. Of the 4 stages required to reach the qualification of Master Sommelier, the Advanced Sommelier Course represents the third stage and is conducted over five days, with the final two and a half days devoted to examinations.
James Tookey, VP of Jackson Family Wines for Asia, Europe and the Middle East said: “As a global, premium and luxury wine producer, Jackson Family Wines is dedicated to making the highest quality wines and sharing the quality story with consumers. Sommeliers serve a critical role in promoting and elevating the wine and beverage industry and we are honoured to provide one skilled candidate with a Court of Master Sommeliers scholarship and the opportunity to get one step closer to joining the Master Sommelier ranks. Britt is a talented and accomplished sommelier with an extremely bright future. With the scholarship, we hope we can help him further advance his skills and ultimately realise his career goals.”
Britt is a passionate young individual with extensive knowledge of food and wine, garnered from over 7 years of restaurant experience. He has worked for chefs like Daniel Boulud and Gordon Ramsay, developing his craft of curating award-winning wine lists. He is also a Certified Sommelier by the Court of Master Sommeliers, a Certified Specialist of Wine from the Society of Wine Educators USA and a holder of WSET Level 3 Advanced Certification. He has won multiple awards throughout his career, including Malaysia’s Best Sommelier 2014 and 2019, Asia’s Best Sommelier in French Wines 2016 and 2019.
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Founded in 1977, The Court of Master Sommeliers was established to encourage improved standards of beverage service in hotels and restaurants, and now conducts courses throughout the world. The title Master Sommelier marks the highest recognition of wine and spirits knowledge, beverage service abilities, and professionalism in the hospitality trade. There are currently only 256 Master Sommeliers in the world.
About Jackson Family Wines
Jackson Family Wines is a family-owned wine company with a penchant for exploration and stewardship. Founder Jess Jackson placed his faith in farming and a meticulous expression of wine with his first landscape-changing vintage in 1982, an ethos that chairman and proprietor Barbara Banke, the Jackson family and the company’s employees continue to uphold to this day. The family’s collection of over 40 wineries and brands spans significant winegrowing regions across the globe, from California, Oregon, France and Italy in the northern hemisphere, to Australia, Chile and South Africa in the southern half of the globe. Artisan winemaking underscores a steadfast commitment to making exceptional wines. In each region, vineyard ownership remains key to consistent quality, conservation and stewardship for future generations and the communities around them. Learn more by visiting Jackson Family Wines online.