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WSET Awards of Excellence - Advanced 2011 Winners


Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Wines and Spirits Scholarships

The top students who have achieved either a Pass with Distinction or Pass with Merit are invited to the Advanced Certificate Scholarship Competition which takes place every November.  They are required to verbally answer questions on 9 different wine/spirit regions as well as a blind tasting.

Budd The Julian Brind Memorial Scholarship
Sponsored by the WSET and named in memory of one the Trust's past Chairman.  A bursay for a study trip to a wine/spirit - producing region, provided by the WSET.

Winner: John Budd (Hallgarten Wines)

Vintners 2011The Vintners' Bursaries
Three bursaries, sponsored by The Vintners' Company, used towards the cost of a foreign study tour.

Winners: Ella Lister (Octavian), Alexander Howard (Fine & Rare) & Nicolas Tynan (Majestic)  
Presented by: Michael Cox (Upper Warden of the Vintners' Company.)

The Conseil Interprofessional du Vin de Bordeaux Scholarship

A 3 day Grands Crus course at the Bordeaux Wine School.

Winners: Stephen Lacey (Adnams), Alan Judes (Wine for Drinking), Ravi Dhingra and Isak Broe


The Gonzalez Byass Scholarship

A study tour to the Douro as a guest of Gonzalez Byass

Winner: Tim Bayley (Direct Wines)
Presented by: Martin Skelton (Gonzalez Byass)

WADEThe Champagne Academy Scholarship
A place on the Champagne Academy study course.

Winner: Robert Wade (De Wintons)
Presented by: Ron Philips (Champagne Academy)
muntoniThe Porter & Laker Prize
£850 contribution towards fees for candidate intending to enrol on WSET Diploma course plus memership to The Benevolent.

Winner: Diego Muntoni (Oxo Tower Restaurant)
Presented by:  Chris Porter (Porter & Laker) and Paul Newman (The Benevolent)
RubinThe Incorporation of Coopers of Glasgow Scholarship
A visit to a cooperage in Glasgow and a whisky tasting session.

Winner: Arnaud Rubin (Direct Wines)
Presented by:  Scott-Anthony Lythe
EdensorThe Rhône Prize
A silver-plated wine cooler, held by the winner for a year, and a case of Rhône wines selected by Hallgarten Wines.

Winner: James Edensor (Majestic)
Presented by: Jim Wilson (Hallgarten Druitt)
DecanterDecanter Magazine Prizes
One year's subscription to Decanter magazine and an invitation to the Fine Wine Experience.

Winners: Jeremy Mills & Stuart Martin (non-trade)
Presented by: Sarah Kemp (Decanter)


The Gran Orden de Caballeros Scholarship

Honorary membership of the Gran Orden de Caballeros and a study trip to Spain

Winner: Nicholas Jackson                            Presented by: German Carvillo (GOVC)


The Wine Australia Scholarships

The top Level 3 students for China, India/Singapore. Korean/Japan and Australia apply for a study trip with Wine Australia


Jie Eun Lee- NE Asia, Hui Liu - Mainland China, Nikhil Agarwal  - SE Asia

The online version of the WSET Awards & Graduation Ceremony 2012 available below


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