Bibendum opens applications for its 2020 Wine Minds Apprenticeship

Jacopo Mazzeo

Jacopo Mazzeo

07 October 2019

Leading wine merchant Bibendum has launched its 2020 Wine Minds Apprenticeship programme, following the success of the first edition last year.

The programme aims to give young wine professionals a chance to develop the skills necessary to advance their career within the hospitality sector.

Open to anyone working in the industry, the apprenticeship will be offering two successful applicants WSET L2 or L3 training, a bespoke harvest internship with one of Bibendum’s southern-hemisphere producers, and a full programme of masterclasses, tastings and wine trips. 

‘Wine education is expensive, especially for someone at a more junior level of their career... travelling to vineyards abroad even more so,’ explained Bibendum ambassador Christina Schneider. ‘Being able to make this happen for two dedicated wine minds is definitely one of the best parts of my job at Bibendum!’

Last year's apprentices were Sam Ameye and Romain de Courcy; Ameye undertook his internship at Journey’s End in South Africa's Stellenbosch and completed his WSET L2, while de Courcy went to Mendoza's Bodegas Argento completed his WSET L3.

Candidates can apply from 7 October to 29 December via the online form here. Successful candidates will be announced in early 2020 and the apprenticeship will kick off at the end of January.

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