Shaw + Smith Celebrates 30 Vintages With First Travel Scholars From Hong Kong & Singapore
The inaugural Shaw + Smith Scholarship launched in Hong Kong and Singapore in 2018, a continuation of the ongoing support of wine education.
The first scholarship recipients, Alan Tse of Hong Kong and Dexter Foo of Singapore, joined the Shaw + Smith team for a week in the Adelaide Hills during harvest in early March 2019. They gained first-hand experience of a working winery, along with time in the vineyards and in-depth regional and varietal tastings.
Following this, the scholars headed south to Tasmania to visit the Tolpuddle Vineyard in the Coal River Valley.
Entries for the 2020 Scholarships open on July 1, 2019. This coincides with Shaw + Smith’s Pinot Noir Benchmark Workshops, held in Singapore and Hong Kong on August 26 and 29 respectively. People working in the wine trade in Hong Kong or Singapore, in either hospitality or retail environments, who would benefit from increasing their knowledge, understanding and love of Australian wine, are invited to apply.
Each scholar receives return airfares to Australia, five nights of accommodation in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia, two nights of accommodation in Hobart, Tasmania, and all meals.
To apply, candidates will be asked for an updated CV, along with no more than 200 words, or a short video, outlining why they would like to be selected as a Shaw + Smith Scholar and how they feel the experience would benefit their career in wine. The winners will be announced November 1, 2019.