Perrier-Jouët Partners with The Ritz for Exclusive Sommelier Apprenticeship

12th February 2016

Perrier-Jouët Partners with The Ritz for Exclusive Sommelier Apprenticeship

Champagne Perrier-Jouët has partnered with The Ritz London to offer a 12-month Commis-Sommelier placement at the prestigious hotel. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work alongside one of the most highly skilled teams in the hospitality business at The Ritz London, shadowing and learning from Head Sommelier Giovanni Ferlito and his team, as well as the chance to visit Epernay, during key moments of the year, to discover the inner secrets of one of the world’s most exclusive Champagne cuvées, Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque.

Commenting on the partnership, Jonathan Simms, UK Ambassador for Perrier-Jouët says: “As a quality driven Champagne house we are keen to support training within the hospitality industry. Aware of the need for more opportunities for sommeliers in the UK, Champagne.”

Giovanni Ferlito, Head Sommelier at The Ritz commented: “The quality of experience and training the candidate will receive at The Ritz will provide a career opportunity like no other and the creation.”

Reporting directly to Giovanni Ferlito, the Perrier-Jouët Ritz Commis-Sommelier will join the hotel’s highly specialised team of sommeliers, and the successful candidate will be mentored every step of the way as well as have the opportunity to take part in various Perrier-Jouët events throughout the year.

Applications for the role will be accepted until 4 March 2016 and the successful candidate will commence at The Ritz London in time for when Perrier-Jouët becomes Champagne of the Month at The Ritz London in April 2016.

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