The Len Evans Tutorial was postponed last year because of Covid-19, but this year it is back to celebrate 20 years.
Applications are now open for the 2021 Tutorial. Visit www.lenevanstutorial.com.au/apply for more details.
Described as “the greatest wine school on earth” the Len Evans Tutorial has seen almost 230 scholars complete the tasting.
Twelve lucky Australian wine professionals will attend Spicers Guesthouse in the Hunter Valley from Monday 1 November until Friday 5 November.
The 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.
This year the Tutorial will include additional judging sessions featuring Riesling from around the world as well as a masterclass on Barolo.
As has been the case from inception, the week concludes with a tasting of Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, led by James Halliday AM.
All tuition, accommodation, travel, wine and food is covered by Tutorial sponsors and donors.
Applications will be reviewed by 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.
Applications received for the cancelled 2020 LET will be rolled over to 2021, though applicants are encouraged to update details and experience as required.
Applications will be accepted until the close of business on Friday 13 August.
The Len Evans Tutorial was founded by Len Evans AO OBE in 2001.
It is a not-for-profit organisation funded entirely by donations and sponsorships from companies and individuals related to the wine industry.
All tutors and pourers volunteer their time each year to run the Tutorial.