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AXA Millésimes sponsors MW students

16 January, 2009

AXA Millésimes, the vineyard property-owning division of French insurance group AXA, has announced a new scholarship with the Institute of Masters of Wine.

AXA Millésimes, the vineyard property-owning division of French insurance group AXA, has announced a new scholarship with the Institute of Masters of Wine. 

Already a principal supporter, AXA Millésimes is to award up to three scholarships annually to master of wine students. 

It will include: 

- Two to three days at AXA Millésimes’ Bordeaux properties: with tours of the chateaux estates, work in the vineyards and cellars, tastings and blending with the individual winemakers 

- Two days at either Mas Belles Eaux in Languedoc or Domaine de l’Arlot in Burgundy. 

- A visit to either Quinta do Noval in the Douro or Disznókő in Tokaj. 

The prize may be taken in October or November 2009. The prize will include accommodation, meals and transport between the properties within France.  All winners will undertake the trip as a single group. 

Selection will be by essay, written in or translated into English, to a maximum of 1000 words, on the topic: 

 “Is the notion of terroir a necessary ingredient for greatness in a wine?” 

All entries should submitted by Monday, April 8, 2009 to Peter Csizmadia-Honigh at the institute.