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    Andrew Jefford joins the Wine Scholar Guild as Academic Advisor

    Andrew Jefford joins the Wine Scholar Guild as Academic Advisor

    The Wine Scholar Guild is starting 2019 with a bang. Andrew Jefford, award winning author and columnist for Decanter, has joined the WSG education team as Academic Advisor.

    This marks an exciting new chapter in the Guild’s evolution and growth. Julien Camus, WSG President, comments, “We are thrilled to have Andrew come on board and are looking forward to his contribution towards our goal of becoming the preeminent provider of specialized wine study programs.” 

    Jefford has a long relationship with the Guild, having led a number of master level webinars and hosted student immersion trips to Bourgogne and Alsace. Camus adds that, “Student feedback on Andrews’s webinars and trips is always outstanding. Everyone comments on his depth of knowledge, his unique and thoughtful perspectives and his disarming modesty and approachability.  He embodies our core values and we welcome him to our team.”

    In his new role, Jefford will provide strategic advice on WSG development plans, educational and editorial content, and will act as a liaison with key members of the wine industry. “Andrew joins us at a pivotal point in our growth as an organization,” states Lisa Airey, Director of Education for the Guild, “We have many new initiatives in development  and are extremely fortunate to be able to call upon Andrew’s talent and wisdom moving forward."

    “I’m thrilled to take on this role with the Wine Scholar Guild in addition to my other existing commitments,” Andrew Jefford comments. “I’ve got to know Julien and Lisa well over the past few years, and greatly respect the seriousness and thoroughness of the educational experience delivered through the Wine Scholar Guild programs. I’ve also been lucky enough to meet many Wine Scholar Guild students down the years via the immersion trips I have led. Meeting students from so many walks of life, and seeing their enthusiasm and openness, has been both a privilege and a career inspiration to me. I look forward to meeting many more WSG students in the years ahead.”

    Andrew Jefford grew up in Norfolk, England and his joint passions of wine and writing led him to writing articles and books on wine.  Among his many published works and awards, his book, The New France (2002), gained the Wine Book of the Year, Lanson Award in 2003, and serves as a seminal reference for both wine enthusiasts and professionals. He will continue to write a bi-monthly column for Decanter and be the Contributing Editor to the magazine The World of Fine Wine.

     

     

     

    Julien Camus

    BY Julien Camus

    Founder & President @ Wine Scholar Guild

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