Call My (Wine) Bluff 2016 – Wednesday 17th February 2016

The Derouet Jameson Memorial Foundation hosted a wine-themed ‘Call My Bluff’ quiz at the the Vintners’ Hall on Wednesday 17th February 2016.

There were more than 50 people, nine teams, four rounds, and four winners! OK… Two of the winners were for last- and second-last place. But a prize is a prize! The main point is it was a fantastic night.

A full account of the night’s festivities and the winners/losers is available here: DJMF C M W B evening report.

Looking forward to the next event…

(April 2016)

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DJMF Now Boasts Three MWs! 

It was with great pride that we watched John Pepper, a Derouet Jameson award winner, become a Master of Wine in 2013. In the three years since, no less than three of the students we’ve supported have now graduated as Masters of Wine. We are very proud of them all and are excited to see what’s next.

(Jan 2016)


2015 Awards

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015/16 Derouet Jameson Award. Andrea Schmidt (Oddbins) and Elizabeth Pearce (Majestic) were both identified as outstanding candidates by the Wine & Spirits Education Trust and were awarded scholarships by Grania Gregson (daughter of Tim Derouet) at the Guildhall on 18 January 2016.

The Masters of Wine announced the award in their latest newsletter (link):

“The Derouet-Jameson Memorial Foundation, which is one of the largest charitable sponsors of Wine Trade education in the country, will provide their application and first year study fees for the course starting in January 2017.”


We look forward to supporting them both through their studies.



2014 Awards

Jonathan Jameson (left) had the honour and pleasure of presenting the 2014 Derouet Jameson awards to our winners at the Guildhall this year. We are delighted to announce that the 2014 winners are Tom Parker (centre left) and Alvaro Ribalta (centre right), shown below along with Gerard Basset MW (right) who was officiating. Congratulations!

Awards 2015

(March 2015)



Welcome to the new and improved Derouet Jameson website. Please do let us know what you think and visit regularly to keep up-to-date with the latest news and events.

(October 2014)


2013 Awards

The 2013 Derouet James Awards were given to Louise Lynch and Justin Martindale at the Graduation Ceremony at the Guildhall January 20th 2014.


Awards 2014

(November 2014)

Eeles Progresses to IMW

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.


DJMF Award Recognises Tori Eeles for Excellence

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.


DJMF’s First Master of Wine

We are delighted that Jon Pepper has just become a Master of Wine, having been presented with a Derouet-Jameson Memorial Trust Fund award in 2007 to help further his education for the Master of Wine.

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DJMF Waves Goodbye to Gibbon and Welcomes Wrigley

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.


2013 Wine Quiz Raises £2,000

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 organise the event.


DJMF Presents at the WSET Awards of Excellence

Grania Gregson was delighted to present certificates to Victoria Burt and Alistair Cooper on 23 January 2012 at the annual WSET Awards of Excellence ceremony.

WSET 2012 Stage Awards

News of the awards have been included in the 2012 WSET Yearbook

DJMF Award Yearbook


DJMF announces this year’s Derouet Jameson award winners


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.


Derouet Jameson Writes Plump Cheque

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.