I am a great supporter of efforts to expand knowledge of wine in the greater culinary world and was happy to see that JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts has introduced a Wine Ambassador program at its worldwide hotels.
“The JW Wine Ambassadors represent the highest level of wine expertise at the individual hotel. The program will combine live tastings, written materials, online educational resources and the sharing of tasting notes,” the Gadling travel blog reported.
“Marriott International is training JW Marriott associates on how to appropriately prepare a wine tasting, and before being designated a JW Marriott Wine Ambassador, volunteers must complete two certification programs: a comprehensive approach to beverage education, including spirits and beer, and a custom online curriculum created by The Academy of Wine.
“To ensure that each ambassador’s wine expertise remains current and relevant, all ambassadors participate in monthly tastings across the globe, tasting wines of different brands but of the same varietal. Monthly tasting notes are then shared with their peers in 19 countries on a wine ambassador website.”