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WSET Welcomes MMD as a Corporate Patron and Introduces New Alsace Crus et Terroirs Scholarship

12/12/2016
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Maisons Marques et Domaines (MMD) has become the latest organisation to support the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) as a Bronze Corporate Patron.

MMD was established in 1986 by Champagne Louis Roederer, one of the last independent family-owned houses in Champagne, to manage the sales, marketing and distribution of its champagnes in the UK. The company has now grown and established itself as one of the leading fine wine importers in the UK, representing renowned New and Old World producers and brands with the binding philosophy of family ownership, estate driven production and premium quality.

MMD joins as the 45th partner amongst an illustrious list of brands in WSET’s Corporate Patrons programme. The Corporate Patrons programme ensures that WSET receives essential funding to continue to develop its world class courses and qualifications, whilst helping businesses add value to their own business by maximising the benefits of training.

As a business we recognise the increasingly important role of education and training for both the trade and consumer

Richard Billett, Managing Director of MMD

 

As the UK Agent for Domaines Schlumberger, MMD has also linked WSET with Domaines Schlumberger to offer the new Alsace Crus et Terroirs Scholarship for a WSET Level 4 Diploma graduate. A study visit to Alsace as a guest of the Alsace Crus et Terroirs Association and its associate members will be awarded to an outstanding graduate from the UK wine and spirit trade. The scholarship will be awarded for the first time at the Awards and Graduation ceremony in January 2017.

Ian Harris, CEO of WSET, says, “With MMD’s support as a WSET Corporate Patron, both our organisations can benefit from a closer working relationship. The introduction to Domaines Schlumberger for the new Alsace Crus Terroirs Scholarship is a great first step, and a welcome new addition to our roster of awards that aim to celebrate and nurture talent in the industry. MMD joins a growing list of companies that value education across their business, and we very much appreciate their support.”

Richard Billett, Managing Director of MMD, says, "MMD is delighted to become a corporate patron of the WSET. As a business we recognise the increasingly important role of education and training for both the trade and consumer and are therefore very pleased to extend our involvement with the WSET and support the great work and value that it delivers as the leading global wine and spirit educator."

Details of the new scholarship are listed in the full list of WSET scholarships for 2016/17 here.