***COVID 19 Info- For scholarship eligibility, we will confirm that you have applied for your specified exam with the Court of Master Sommeliers. We understand that CMS exams and may be postponed or cancelled due to the coronavirus. If your indicated exam or course is cancelled or postponed, you will still be eligible to receive scholarship funds, provided that we can verify your application for said exam with CMS.
This scholarship applies to Canadians sitting for the Court of Master Sommeliers Advanced Exam in 2020. The scholarship amount is $1350. It may be awarded retroactively for the March 2020 Exam. Recipients for financial aid will be selected based on demonstration of need and merit. Applicants on the wait list are encouraged to apply, but those with confirmed seats at the exam will be given priority. If you are moved from the wait list to a confirmed seat, please notify us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org
***APPLICANTS MUST WORK AND RESIDE IN CANADA
As part of Treasury Wine Estates’ vision to become the world’s most celebrated wine company, they are proud to support sommelier education and professional development in Canada. Working with their Canadian distributor, Mark Anthony Wine & Spirits, they have established a scholarship for Court of Master Sommeliers Advanced exam candidates who live and work in Canada. Scholarship awards are meant to support wine professionals by defraying the cost of travel and exam fees, while allowing recipients to connect with the wider community.
Treasury Wine Estates:
From Penfolds and Wynns Coonawarra Estate in Australia to Stags’ Leap, Beringer and Beaulieu Vineyard in Napa Valley, the character, quality and scale of their global brand portfolio is unmatched. Treasury Wine Estates is constantly improving and enhancing their wineries and vineyards in a sustainable manner and over the last 18 months, more than 1000 acres of vineyards have been redeveloped to support a focus on greater access to constrained, luxury fruit.
Mark Anthony Wine and Spirits:
Established in 1972, Mark Anthony Wine & Spirits is the company’s premier fine wine and spirits distributor in Canada with a proven track record of building brands for carefully selected partners from around the world. In 2017, Mark Anthony acquired the Bacchus Group, a fine wine and premium spirits import and distribution company operating in Western Canada, and in 2019 Mark Anthony became a major shareholder in Sélections Fréchette, one of the largest and most successful fine wine agencies in Quebec. Both Bacchus and Sélections Fréchette continue to operate independently, providing a separate route to market for the fine wine and spirits suppliers they represent from around the world. Today, the Mark Anthony Group remains a private, family-owned business with tremendous pride in being 100% Canadian-owned. For more information visit markanthonywineandspirits.ca.