Curious Vines MW Support Programme


Curious Vines MW Support Programme

Queena Wong is pleased to announce Curious Vines’ first MW Support Programme. This pioneering Programme is financially supported by the Gérard Basset Foundation to assist women in achieving their MW qualifications.

“Curious Vines’ approach to redressing the gender imbalance in the wine world is two-fold: not only do they provide high-quality education and academic support for women undertaking the highest level of wine qualifications; but they complement this by fostering a genuine community of women in wine. This is essential in providing women in the wine industry with surety, purpose and inspiration, and we are delighted to support this fantastic initiative.”

Romané Basset, Gérard Basset Foundation

The scholarship awards are as follows:

Six Hours of One-to-One Tuition – Two Awards

Provided by Natasha Hughes MW and tailored to individual needs. The two winners
will also be provided a place at the Practical Paper Tuitions and May Blind Tasting
Bootcamp (refer below).

Practical Paper Tuition – Six Awards

Three in-person group sessions for the award winners in London in April conducted by Martin Hudson MW. Each session will entail a mini-blind tasting paper of 4 wines followed by analysis of answers and discussion, with the aim of creating more effective answers for passing the Practical Paper. These six winners will also be provided a place at the May Blind Tasting Bootcamp (refer below).

May Blind Tasting Bootcamp – Two Awards

Full day exam preparation with two mock exams featuring papers set by MWs and with Natasha Hughes MW and Lenka Sedlackova MW on hand to provide feedback.

The Scholarship Judging Panel is comprised of Martin Hudson MW, Natasha Hughes MW and Queena Wong.

Email for further details on applying. Deadline for application is Saturday 28th January 22.59hrs GMT.

All accepting scholars will be required to commit to the in-person practical and bootcamp portions of the programme to illustrate full commitment to attaining the MW and maximise the efficacy of the scholarship.