Le Cordon Bleu London launches prestigious Wine Scholarship Competition

by | Apr 22, 2022 | Article, Wineland

Le Cordon Bleu London have announced an exciting new scholarship competition offering the chance to win a place on their renowned Diploma in Wine, Gastronomy and Management, a once in a lifetime opportunity for the most passionate wine enthusiasts.

Regularly running scholarship competitions each year, 2022 marks the first year the institute will be offering a wine specific scholarship competition which follows the success of the Julia Child Scholarship. The Wine Scholarship by Le Cordon Bleu provides a once in a lifetime opportunity for someone who has a passion for wine and aspires for a career in the wine industry. The institute is searching for the country’s aspiring wine professionals, to give them the chance to follow their dreams and aspirations. An impressive list of partners are sponsoring the scholarship, including Louis Latour, Gusbourne, Smith & Sheth, Pyramid Valley, Viu Manent, Banfi, HIDE and Hedonism.

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Le Cordon Bleu London launches prestigious Wine Scholarship Competition. Credit: Le Cordon Bleu London.

The winner will be awarded a place on the highly respected Diploma in Wine, Gastronomy and Management, with exclusively curated internship placements following completion. The six-month diploma is a professional wine course like no other.

Developed by renowned wine professionals, it is a full-time wine business management course that fully prepares students to succeed in the world of wine. It provides an in-depth knowledge of wine, its integration with gastronomy and their management within a commercial environment. Students will learn from Le Cordon Bleu London’s Wine Development Manager and Master Sommelier, Matthieu Longuere, as well as other leading names in the industry.

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The course is a full-time wine business management course that fully prepares students to succeed in the world of wine. Credit: Le Cordon Bleu London.

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Following completion of the diploma, the scholarship winner will go on to take part in an exclusively curated internship programme. The three-month internship features placements at HIDE and Hedonism Wines, giving the winner experience working in both restaurant and retail wine, and the opportunity to apply their newly gained knowledge in a real-world setting.

In addition to the diploma and internship, the winner will get a mixed case of Burgundy wines from the Côte d’Or courtesy of Maison Louis Latour, a mentoring session from Steve Smith MW of Smith & Sheth and a mixed case of Pyramid Valley and Smith & Sheth wines, a mixed case of wines from the Colchagua Valley courtesy of Viu Mament, a mixed case of wines from Montalcino courtesy of Banfi and Gusbourne will provide a space in the Gusbourne Academy programme for the winner and membership subscription to the winner and runners up.

The competition will take place in three stages, the first round online, the semi-final in the form of an interview, and the final will take place at Le Cordon Bleu London, where finalists will be challenged to a blind tasting, food and wine pairing exercise and an interview with Matthieu and two independent wine and hospitality experts.

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The competition will take place in three stages. Credit: Le Cordon Bleu London.

More competition details for Le Cordon Bleu London

Competition launch: 20 April 2022
Applications close: 5 June 2022
Semi-finals: 23 June 2022
Finals: 14 July 2022

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