While working as the Trade Attaché at the French Embassy in Washington DC, Camus saw an opportunity to spur consumer interest in the wines of France through education. In 2005, Camus founded the organization that became the Wine Scholar Guild. Today, the Guild is the leading provider of specialized certification programs on wines of France, Italy and Spain with a school network that spans 30 countries and 5 continents. A pioneer in online wine education, the Wine Scholar Guild has also deployed a state-of-the-art e-learning platform, allowing students from anywhere in the world to join its programs.
“We have an incredible team without which we would not have gone so far, so quickly.” States Julien Camus. “Our country-specific education directors and assistants are not only true scholars and area experts, they also are fully committed to our students and to their success. Our customer relations team is very student-centric and devoted to making sure students receive the best service possible. Our instructors and presenters are some of the most respected Masters of Wine, Master Sommeliers, journalists and area experts in the industry. The success of the Wine Scholar Guild is one of many working together as one.”
“Julien is fueled with the energy and drive of a nuclear reactor!” adds Lisa M. Airey, WSG Education Director. “His inclusion to the Future 50 acknowledges years of personal sacrifice and hard work. His vision and relentless commitment to excel has taken this company very far! No one is more deserving!”
This award comes just in advance of the Wine Scholar Guild’s 15th anniversary—which will be celebrated in Alsace, France with a WSG Program Provider Retreat.