Edge Hotel School undergraduate Oliver Harris is celebrating after being awarded £1,000 by leading Champagne House Moët et Chandon, to help him with his studies.
Oliver, aged 21, who is studying for his BA in Hotel Management at Wivenhoe House hotel on the University of Essex’s Colchester Campus, is the first recipient of this award,which includes a trip to London for a tasting and masterclass and he is planning to use his windfall to fund a trip to visit the top Champagne houses in France.
Oliver, who is originally from Somerset, was told he had been successful after being grilled by a panel: “I was absolutely ecstatic and splashed out on a half-bottle of Moet,” he said.
“I will use the trip to further my knowledge and to gain experience, not just for myself but for future Edge Hotel School undergraduates.”
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