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Professional Enhancement Opportunities

Staying on top of your game in food and drink often requires enhancing your skills.  Check out the opportunities below and be sure to apply by the deadline. Good luck!

Wine Enhancement Trip: Santa Margherita USA Northern Italy
Apply By: August 1, 2023
Dates: August 29 – September 6, 023
Information and Application Here

Santa Margherita, USA invites you to apply for a trip to Northern Italy in partnership with Lars Leicht of The SOMMJournal and Vino Viaggio, and the SommFoundation for an immersive educational experience throughout Northern Italy. Including a unique educational opportunity to visit Tuscany, Alto Adige, Valdidage, Valpolicella, Franciacorta, and Lago di Garda with a tour of diverse terroirs and get familiar with ancient and modern winemaking techniques.


Essay Contest for Tasting Groups
Apply By: August 28. 2023

Information and Application Here


SommFoundation is hosting an essay contest for tasting groups in order to further your educational blind-tasting experience. Whether you are studying for a specific exam, or just want to improve your blind tasting skills, we want to hear from you!

If your essay is chosen, Bertrand Leulliette and Bertrand’s Wines will provide your tasting group with 6 bottles of wine to blind taste as a group.

Cooper’s Hawk Scholarship For BIPOC American Wine Professionals
Apply by: September 25, 2023
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Whether you are pursuing an entry level or higher level program, this scholarship is open to all applicants.

This scholarship is to assist BIPOC Americans who are passionate about pursuing a career in the wine industry. Scholarship amount is $1000. Ten scholarships will be awarded.