Winnipeg's star sommelier tops the class
Saturday, 14 April 2012 21:08
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Winnipeg wine expert Gary Hewitt is one of five international graduates recently awarded a scholarship for top achievement in wine studies.
Hewitt graduated in January 2012 with the prestigious Diploma in Wines and Spirits from the London, England based Wine and Spirits Education Trust® (WSET). Scholarship winners are selected for high standing from a class of more than 300 graduates from around the world.
Hewitt has many wine credentials, including certification from the International Sommelier Guild and the Society of Wine Educators, and he is the senior buyer and educator at Banville & Jones Wine Co. “Wine knowledge is extremely valuable in today’s market,” says Tina Jones, president of Banville & Jones Wine Co. “We are fortunate in Manitoba, and in Canada, to have someone of Gary’s caliber leading our wine education programs.”