Aurélie obtained a Bachelor’s degree at Vatel Brussels in July 2012 and now wants to specialise in the wines and spirits sector.
The wine sector – the obvious solution
How could she get into this huge sector populated by enthusiastic experts? She left Brussels for Bordeaux and took the one-year C.A.V.E.S. course at the Chamber of Commerce to learn about the marketing of wines and spirits. At the same time, she worked as part of the sales team in a vineyard in Médoc (Château Saransot Duprè).
“I immediately felt a strong interest in Bordeaux wines and I was drawn up by the social context that goes with them!”
Now, after almost two years with a leading Bordeaux wine merchant (Thiénot Bordeaux Champagne Group: CVBG Dourthe Kressmann), Aurélie works in export sales in Baron de Montfort’s vineyard in the heart of St Emilion wine-growing country, with most of her marketing done in Europe.
Ambassadress, a task that is close to her heart!
Aurélie is delighted to be representing the Vatel Alumni Club in South-Western France. She sees it as “an opportunity to share so many memories that are common to all the colleges and to ensure the vitality of a powerful network of people involved in hospitality and catering, or even the wines & spirits sector, in this beautiful region!”
Programming the Club’s first event
Aurélie has already stated her intention of arranging the first meeting during the city’s 10th wine tourism festival, “ Bordeaux fête le vin”, between 23 and 26 June 2016!
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