The 2013 Derouet James Awards were given to Louise Lynch and Justin Martindale at the Graduation Ceremony at the Guildhall January 20th 2014.
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Tori Eeles has been put forward by the Wine & Spirit Education Trust in 2012 as a successful Diploma candidate. Tori Eeles was chosen for the IMW programme from the interviews last November by Jonathan Jameson and will have her first year study fees met by the Trust.
The Derouet-Jameson Award was given to Tori Eeles in recognition of excellence in the WSET Diploma Examination in January at the Guildhall by Jonathan Jameson.
A wine quiz was held at the Vintners Hall on Tuesday 19 March 2013 with 9 teams raising a sum of just under £2,000, after expenses. Thank you to all those who participated, donated or helped organize the event.
Geoffrey Gibbon has retired from the trustees board after serving many years and we are very pleased that David Wrigley MW of the Wine & Spirit Education Trust has joined our committee.
Victoria Burt – joint winner of the Derouet Jameson scholarship 2012
Victoria was one of the four people interviewed in December 2011 for the scholarship.
She has worked for Majestic Wine Warehouse in Carlisle since 2008.
Amongst her other qualifications, Victoria has a Distinction in the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Diploma 2011, and Distinction in the WSET Advanced Certificate 2009.
She has been an Associate Judge at the International Wine Challenge (IWC) in London, was the IWC 2010 Blind Tasting Challenge winner, and was awarded the Vintners Bursary (for the WSET Advanced Certificate).
She intends to start studying for the Master of Wine in 2013.
Alistair Cooper – joint winner of the Derouet Jameson scholarship 2012
Alistair was educated at Rugby School and Newcastle University. The wine qualifications he has taken and passed with Distinction or Merit are the WSET 2011 Diploma, Advanced 2007, and Intermediate 2002. He was awarded the National Certificate for Personal Licence Holders (NCPLH) personal License.
He has a wide experience of the wine trade from 2002 and is currently running La Cava Wines Ltd in Bicester. He writes a monthly column in a Buckinghamshire newspaper and is the resident wine expert on BBC Radio Oxford’s monthly food and wine programme. He has travelled to Latin America and worked in the wine industry there. He starts his Master of Wine Study Course in 2012.
Presentations will be made at the WSET Awards and Graduation Ceremony – 23 January 2012 in the Great Hall of the Guildhall, London.
The Derouet Jameson Memorial Foundation is thrilled to announce its support of the Plumpton College Charitable Foundation. Plumpton have identified two deserving candidates to receive a combined total of £2,000 to support their wine studies.
The awards are expected to be given in September. Further details will be announced soon.