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The winner of the Lallemand Bursary 2016 for the Institute of Masters of Wine

The Institute of Masters of Wine and Lallemand are delighted to announce that Diego Bonnel, from France, has won the 2016 Lallemand Bursary. The prize was given to a student who submitted a 1000 words essay on the following question: It has been said that the principal challenges winemakers, in the years ahead, will be: longevity, acidity management and alcohol levels.

As part of the prize, Diego is invited to attend the XVIth Entretiens Scientifiques Lallemand (ESL), in Osoyoos, British Colombia, Canada. The topic for this year’s event is Biodiversity Meets Terroir, at which talks will be presented by top researchers on the ecology of wine microorganisms. It is the 26th edition of the ESL, a yearly conference focused on wine microbiology.