Mission

Through our various partners, sponsorships and initiatives we aim to educate, support and nurture anyone – whatever their background – looking to make a career in these exciting sectors.

Be Inclusive Hospitality Mentor Week 2023, at Simpson's Wine Estate, Kent, England

Be Inclusive Hospitality’s English Wine Masterclass at Blackbook Winery, Battersea, London

We ensure that ideas and talent aren’t held back by access to opportunity and resources. Since 2018 we have been supporting organisations and individuals across these sectors to help them realise their potential.

We do this by providing financial support for initiatives that promote education, equity and sustainable practices within our global community.

About Us

The Academie du Vin Foundation actively supports Education, Equity, and Sustainability within the wine, spirits, hospitality and culinary sectors.

Meet the Team

Our Network

Académie du Vin Foundation works with a wide network of partner organisations and beneficiaries, and through investments in enterprises that accord with our ethos, providing education, support and financial assistance to those who are less advantaged due to their social and/or economic circumstances. We are also an affiliate of a network of major international organisations in the art and culinary worlds. You can find all details here:

Investments

Academie du Vin Library, Academie du Vin (Canada), La Paulee and Le Fete du Champagne

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Partnerships

Be Inclusive Hospitality and Bordeaux Mentor Week

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Beneficiaries

The Institute of Masters of Wine, the Drinks Trust, Wine & Spirit Education Trust, and L’Association de la Sommellerie Internationale

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Affiliate Organisations

Atlanta Food & Wine Festival, Heritage Fire, Whiskies of the World, Art Market Hamptons, Art Market San Francisco and others

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Resources

Case studies and interviews

In our Resources section we ask the world’s leading wine critics and commentators the secrets of their success, and we profile internationally-known chefs and wine, hospitality and culinary professionals.

 

Interviews – Journalists

Interviews with nine of the world’s leading wine critics and journalists.

Read our interviews with Journalists

Interviews – Chefs

Here we profile chefs who are working at the highest level – how did they succeed in one of the world’s most competitive professions?

Read our interviews with Chefs

Case studies

Here we profile four key individuals who work across social enterprise, winemaking, hospitality, education and retail.

Read our Case studies

Contact Us

Please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your eligibility for support, or to become one of our partners.

  • Email

    adam.lechmere@academieduvinlibrary.com
  • Online

    Simply fill out the contact form and we will get back to you with an answer to your question.
  • Telephone

    +44 (0)20 8154 6989
  • Address

    The Academie du Vin Foundation, Studio 208, Canalot Studios, 222 Kensal Road, London, W10 5BN, UK