Fort Lauderdale Student Nichole Mantelle earns Carpe Vinum Scholarship Award
November 10, 2016
Nichole Mantelle, who is working toward an Associate of Science in Culinary Arts at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, was recently recognized as the winner of the 6th Annual Carpe Vinum Wine Scholarship. Mantelle earned a $1,000 scholarship courtesy of the non-profit, South Florida-based Carpe Vinum organization.
The Carpe Vinum Wine Scholarship competition took place at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale on Thursday, Oct. 13. More than 15 students participated in the competition by answering a series of questions covering all things wine. Questions covered topics from wine types and growing regions to grape varieties and wine names.
“Ms. Mantelle excelled on our wine exam and we are thrilled to award her the 2016 Carpe Vinum Scholarship," said Dr. David Brancati, Administrative Director of Carpe Vinum, Inc. “As a wine education organization, Carpe Vinum feels an understanding of that relationship [of wine and food] by students in culinary school will serve them well when they enter the workplace or open their own business.”
Founded in 2001, Carpe Vinum hosts monthly educational wine tasting events to explore unique and highly rated wines. The organization’s goal is to learn about wine and wine producing regions around the world. All proceeds from Carpe Vinum's monthly education dinners fund a scholarship program for students in culinary education.
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