The inaugural Lorenzo Galli Scholarship has gone to sommelier Sally Humble, who was announced dux of the LErudito program last week.
At just 23, Humble has already worked at Fifteen Melbourne and St Judes Cellars before joining new restaurant Cutler & Co. He was one of 16 finalists in the new program, which ran in Melbourne over two days last week and incorporated a wine master class showcasing the best of Italian wine and Italian varietal wine in Australia.
The two-day event was designed to educate as well as select the recipient of the big scholarship, which consists of an educational trip to Italy valued at $10,000.
Italian wine expert Michael Trembath presented the award, which was also helped judged by wine writers Jane Faulkner, Dan Sims, Tim White and winemakers Steve Pannell and Sandro Mosele.
In memory of Galli Estate’s founder, Lorenzo Galli, the scholarship aims to educate the next generation of wine industry leaders about Italian wines and Italian style wines in Australia
Applications for the 2010 scholarship will open in June.
For more information, go to www.winescholarship.com.