Masters of Wine students Teresa Cedenilla and Florencia Gomez win the 2020 Lallemand Bursary

May 26, 2020

The Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) and Lallemand Oenology are pleased to announce that stage 1 and 2 Master of Wine Students Teresa Cedenilla and Florencia Gomez are both winners of the 2020 Lallemand annual bursary for students in the MW study program.

The bursary, first established in 2010 by Lallemand, was open to students in the Institute of Master of Wine’s study program, who were asked to write a 1,000-word essay on the following topic set by Lallemand: “what are the key parameters to consider for bulk wine during shipment and how can it affect the quality of the wine?’”

Originally, the prize was for one overall winner, but due to the quality of the essays received, Lallemand decided to award this year two prizes, first place to Teresa and second place to Florencia.

Ann Dumont explains, “As the level of excellence was high in the essays, we are proud to award two prizes this year. Teresa showed great understanding and logical development, supported by examples and references that showed her ability to elaborate on the topic accurately to deserve the first prize. Florencia was also exceptional in her writing, and we felt that it also deserved recognition. We hope that it will encourage them for their studies as it showed that they both have excellent potential to become MWs. We thank all the students who participated, and we will continue to support them in the years to come.”

More information on both winners can be found on our website and on the IMW website