The Institute of Masters of Wine and Reh Kendermann are delighted to announce that James Davis, who is based in the UK, is the winner of the 2009 Reh Kendermann Bursary worth £1,500. The bursary, selected by essay, will enable James to travel to Germany and gain a unique insight into the German wine producing community through visits to Reh Kendermann and a series of other wine producers, as well as tasting some of the wines from the recent excellent vintages.
James, 34, lives in Colchester (England). He has been in the wine trade for six years and currently he works as the senior buyer of Greene King. Previously, he worked in buying positions for Tesco and Costco Wholesale.
On behalf of Reh Kendermann, Alison Flemming MW, Export Sales Director said, “There has never been a more exciting time to visit Germany. We have a vibrant wine industry with a new generation of young winemakers with international experience who are turning old traditions upside down and making wines which can compete with the best on the world stage. The Reh Kendemann bursary will give James the opportunity to visit Germany, taste the wines for himself and hear the stories behind the wines. With global warming, Germany is well placed to produce not only excellent white and rosé wines, but increasingly top-notch red wines as well.”
Clive Barlow MW, Acting Executive Director of the Institute said, “Clive Barlow MW, Acting Executive Director of the Institute said, “We congratulate James on winning the bursary. He will have a unique opportunity to see and experience the latest developments of the German wine industry. We are delighted to have Reh Kendermann as a Corporate Supporter and we wish to thank them for their continued contribution to the Institute’s global wine education programme.”
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