2011 Len Evans Tutorial Scholars announced
“The most exclusive wine school in the world.” James Halliday
MEDIA RELEASE15 September 2011
TWELVE wine industry professionals have been announced to take part in
the Len Evans Tutorial from
31 October - 4 November this year.Now in its 11th year, the Len Evans Tutorial is again set to be one of the great weeks in the world ofwine.
The 12 scholars are made up of Australia’s best
wine makers, sommeliers, traderepresentatives and journalists, handpicked from almost 100 applications.Many of the greatest, rarest and oldest wines are opened in one extraordinary week when 12young(ish) Australian wine personnel are put to the sternest and most rewarding tastings of their lives. This year
s lucky dozen is:1. Emma Plumridge Rockpool Head Sommelier 2. Joanna Marsh Seppelt Wines Winemaker 3. Nicholas Spencer Eden Road Wines Winemaker 4. Marcus Satchell Satch Wines Winemaker 5. Courtney Treacher Houghton Wine Co Winemaker 6. David Brookes Director, Vinosense Wine Journalist7. Anna Pooley Treasury Wine Estates Winemaker 8. Bengt Baumgartner The European Sommelier 9. Mario Vinciguerra Vintage Cellars Fine Wine Manager 10. Daniel Sims The Wine Guide Project Manager/Partner 11. Lisa Jenkins City Wine Store Head Sommelier 12. Paul Gardner Glass Brasserie Sommelier
Len Evans Tutorial convenor and tutor, Iain Riggs said; “
This group highlights the fact that theTrustees recognise that the Tutorial has been very successful in providing a higher level of wineappreciation for wine judges but the industry now needs professionals that can take the premiumAustralian wine message to a greater audience.
These are the guys at the coal face of wine selling. A better awareness of premium Australian wineand where it sits in relation to imported wine, is essential to the industry getting its message out tothe world.
Qantas is the sponsor of the 2011 Dux award. The Dux is rewarded with a guaranteed judgingposition at
two of Australia’s most important Wine Shows
- the National Wine Show in Canberra andthe Royal Sydney Wine Show, as well being offered a position as Associate Judge at the prestigiousAir New Zealand Wine Awards.Qantas will also fly the Dux to London and then onto Europe with invitations to the greatest winehouses.