What can you tell us about your time at Le Cordon Bleu Paris?
I was not disappointed by the training program! The lessons were fascinating with excellent teachers and consultants. In the space of 9 months, our whole way of looking at wine changed completely and we learnt how to taste wine correctly. Throughout the year, we had numerous opportunities to put what we had learnt into practice, enabling us to progress at lightning speed. Equally, the two compulsory internships, one in vinification and the other in an establishment with a direct link to our career plans, helped us to gain a better understanding of the world of wine and the different trades within the industry. We also had the opportunity to take part in a number of prestigious wine events, such as “Le Grand Tasting”, FICOFI and the “Gala de l’Association des Sommeliers de Paris”, which gave us the chance to meet people and create a network. The vineyard visits are also unforgettable, opening up a whole new world of discovery and culinary delights. It is also important to note that, for 9 months, students are surrounded by other students from many different countries and this is extremely culturally enriching.