Resume

Experience

Highly Qualified Wine Expert

Jenny is a highly qualified wine expert and educator who enjoys taking people on exciting journeys exploring the world of wine. She creates interesting, easily accessible and relaxed learning experiences enabling everyone at any level to learn about wine. She also installs confidence in the participants’ own wine tasting abilities.

Industry Recognised Courses

Industry recognised courses that Jenny is qualified to teach include:

Bespoke Courses

Bespoke courses include:

  • Masterclasses.  Some topics include:

    • A Vinous Trip Around Australia

    • Alternative Varieties in Australia

    • Aging wines

    • Classic Grape Varieties

    • The Australia Wine Industry and Wine Market

    • Demystifying European wines

    • Country or grape specific in-depth classes eg Croatian wine, The Many Faces of Grenache

  • Palate training courses

  • Tailor-made staff training for hospitality and wine retail staff

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Education

1992-1995

International Wine Office

Masters of Science

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OIV Master of Science in Wine Management

 

An international MSc. run under the auspices of the O.I.V.. The studies were undertaken in France, Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Portugal, Spain, Ukraine, Slovenia, Hungary and California.

Research Project Topic:  The Implications for the Development of Staff Training in the Retail Sector of the Australian Wine Industry.

2011 - 2013

Diploma (Level 4)

WSET Diploma in Wines and Spirits

In 2010, Jenny completed the WSET Educator Approval Course - Levels 1, 2 and 3

1988-1991

University of Adelaide

Associate Diploma

Associate Diploma of Wine Marketing

University of Adelaide - Roseworthy Campus, South Australia

Graduated with Market Research prize

Other education

French Wine Scholar (Highest Honours) 2021

California Wine Appellation Specialist Course (San Francisco Wine School) 2018  

Wine and Spirit Education Trust Level 3 (Distinction) 2010

Barossa Wine School Educator Course 2020

Wine and Spirit Education Trust Level 1 in Sake 2019        

Certificate IV in Workplace Assessment and Training 2004

Responsible Serving of Alcohol trainer workshop – Liquor Licensing Victoria 2000

 

Australian Wine Research Institute - Advanced Wine Assessment Short Course 1997        

WA Wine Education Centre - West Australian Wine Course 1997

Wine and Spirit Education Trust - Certificate (A Grade) 1997

Retail Liquor Stores Association of Victoria - Basic Liquor Course (Topped Class) 1985

William Angliss College, Melbourne - Liquor Studies for Industry Personnel (Topped Class) 1984

William Angliss College, Melbourne -  Advanced Wine Course 1984

Awards

Winner of the WCA Best Wine Educator 2016

Finalist of the WCA Best Wine Educator 2019 and 2015

Wine and Spirit Consultant of the Year – Victoria 2018 and 2017 (Apac Insider)

Wine List Awards - Received one-hat awards in the Fine Wine Partners Wine List Awards for wine lists:

  • Birches Training Restaurant at Chisholm Institute of TAFE (2002, 2001 and 2000)

  • Claypots Seafood Bar & Restaurant (2012, 2009, 2005 and 2004)

Languages

English (native)

French (wine and conversational)