Applications are now open for the 2021 Len Evans Tutorial, which returns this year to celebrate 20 years of wine education and training, after being postponed last year due to COVID-19.

The Len Evans Tutorial, which is dubbed ‘the greatest wine school on Earth’ has so far tutored close to 230 students and this year 12 lucky Australian wine professionals will attend Spicers Guesthouse in the Hunter Valley from Monday, 1 November until Friday, 5 November.

This year’s panel of tutors includes James Halliday, Ian McKenzie, Iain Riggs, Michael Hill Smith MW, Vanya Cullen, Sarah Crowe, PJ Charteris, Jim Chatto, Tom Carson, David Bicknell, Matt Harrop, Tyson Stelzer, Samantha Connew, Randall Pollard and Patrick Walsh, with Philip Rich joining for the first time in 2021. 

The 2021 Tutorial will include additional judging sessions featuring Riesling from around the world as well as a masterclass on Barolo, and as has been the case from inception, the week concludes with a tasting of Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, led by James Halliday AM.

Applications received for the cancelled 2020 LET will be rolled over to 2021, though applicants are encouraged to update details and experience as required. A panel made up of current and past tutors, past scholars, chairs of judges from capital city wine shows, and a range of industry advisors, will review the applications and pick the 12 participants.

Applications will be accepted until close of business Friday, 13 August, head to the Len Evans Tutorial website for more information and to apply.

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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