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Posted 31st July 2018

Select Brands Team Member on To Kalon Experience

Debra Taylor, Trade Development Manager for Select Brands Ltd Jamaica, was selected to participate on the Robert Mondavi To Kalon Certification course. This is what she had to say about this invaluable experience.

Tags: jamaica, robert-mondavi-winery

“I trembled with excitement and joy on receiving the news that I was chosen to go on the To Kalon Certification Course, as Napa Valley is one of my favourite wine regions to visit.

The essence of the course showed us that the To Kalon site produces wines that stand proudly among the reputed great wines of the world and it was a bold step to illustrate this through tastings.

The course was very involved and was led by Master of Wine Mark de Vere and Genevieve Janssens, Director of Winemaking at Robert Mondavi Winery. It was invaluable to spend time with Genevieve and Mark along with all the other industry giants of the region and gain some of their insights, history and understand the sense of place.

Additionally, it was rewarding to meet the other participants from around the world all spreading the Robert Mondavi message, to share ideas and best practices, and forge new friendships.

The experience has given me the confidence and indeed the drive to continue promoting the wines of Robert Mondavi so they take their rightful place on the wine lists of the elegant resorts on the island, are among the collections of wine enthusiasts, and are enjoyed by those who can and will appreciate these finely-crafted wines.” - Debra Taylor