March 6, 2009
The ultimate scholarship: bound for Burgundy

Congratulations to Daniel Person and James McCeney, two UC Davis students of viticulture and enology who each nabbed the scholarship of a lifetime. Starting in July, Person will spend four months at Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, the estate in Burgundy, France which crafts one of the world's ultimate wines and its mose expensive (think: thousands of dollars for a single bottle). Person will help with the wine grape harvest, perform field tests in the vineyards and assist in production.

McCeney will meanwhile be off to Hospices de Beaune, the storied hospital in Burgundy which owns vineyards and hosts one of the world's most noted wine auctions. McCeney will join the winemaking team which produces wines especially for the auction.

The internships are a collaboration between UC Davis and the University of Dijon, Burgundy, with support from The Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin Foundation. Here's to a happy harvest in Burgundy, and we'll be keeping tabs on these fortunate students.

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