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Louis Jadot launches training and support package with The Drinks Trust for Independent Wine Merchants

Maison Louis Jadot has partnered with The Drinks Trust to support their Develop initiative with a complete training and support package exclusively for those working in the independent wine merchant sector, and with a focus on Burgundy.

As part of The Drinks Trust Develop programme, Louis Jadot is sponsoring twenty places on WSET Level 1 in Wine for Independent Merchants.  Highlights within the initiative – all courtesy of Louis Jadot – include an online Burgundy masterclass with a selection of Louis Jadot wines, a tasting with a Louis Jadot ambassador, and an educational trip to Burgundy for the highest scoring individual.

Ross Carter, CEO says “The Drinks Trust is grateful to Hatch Mansfield and Louis Jadot for supporting our Develop programme with the WSET Level 1 in Wine for Independent Merchants. Since its planning and launch in February, Develop has become a cornerstone of the charity’s work, delivering quality skills-based training and enhancing workplace opportunity and confidence, and in turn, making the drinks and hospitality industry stronger. We are extremely grateful to industry businesses like Hatch Mansfield for its shared vision, and for investing not only in our Develop programme, but most importantly for investing in the future of our drinks industry.”

Katarina Luciakova, Louis Jadot Brand Manager at Hatch Mansfield, comments: “We are delighted to partner with the Drinks Trust to support their Develop programme and the independent sector. Especially in recent years, the independent sector has been at the forefront of the wine industry and is often one of the first points of contact for new wine consumers. It is therefore crucial for us and the industry to support education and offer resources to increase knowledge about all things Burgundy and to help anyone new to wine to fall in love with this incredible wine region.”

Applicants can choose to sit the course online or to attend a course in person from a list of WSET approved providers.

Applications for funding open in November 2022. Courses can be attended any time up until the end of March 2023, according to applicant’s choice and provide availability.

To register interest, please email