“Passion, knowledge, palate, communicator - put 'great' in front of these words and you get an idea of how good Jane Paull is at her job. I had the pleasure of working with Jane at Constellation Wines in her role as Wine Education Manager. Having worked in the industry for over 20 years, I have attended dozens of wine education courses, but none have had as much energy, detail and team involvement as the programme written and delivered by Jane Paull.
When Jane started in her role as Wine Education Manager at Constellation she did not simply dust off and roll-out a previously created programme, but she canvassed widely to establish the knowledge base across all departments (not just Sales and Marketing) and tailor made a series of wine appreciation modules that covered the theory and the practical aspects of wine education. A number of wine theory modules were followed by practical sessions where the theory came to life in the glass.
The fervour Jane displays in everything she does is infectious. At Constellation this enthusiasm spread right across the business as demonstrated by the team's obvious commitment to the course work and by the marked improvement in the team's knowledge and confidence in all things wine. This was not just in regard to Constellation's impressive portfolio but was so for wines from regions all around the world.
I recommend Jane Paull to any company that wants to build the wine knowledge, confidence and sales capability of their team. You will not be disappointed.
Damian Mullins” March 23, 2011 Damian Mullins, Director of Sales & Marketing, Regional Estates, Constellation Wines Australia managed Jane indirectly at Constellation Wines Australia
“I would recommend Jane for any role where wine training/communication is required. At Constellation Wines Australia, Jane developed and delivered several training modules on wine to the sales and marketing teams. Here exceptional wine knowledge is delivered perfectly to here target audience with a solid understanding of the industries sales environment ensuring that the content remains relevant.” March 21, 2011 Jason Rengger, Sales Manager - Alternate Channels, Constellation Wines Australia worked with Jane at Constellation Wines Australia __________________________________________________________
“Jane is a brilliant wine communicator and was a key facilitator of my education into the sensory, regional and stylistic characteristics of Australian and International wines. Her broad knowledge of artisan and industrial processes, history and current affairs in wine combined with her personable and approachable style ensured I rapidly assimilated key skills that enhanced my ability to perform my roles.” March 21, 2011
1st Jonathan Breach, Compliance Officer, Constellation Wines Australia worked with Jane at Constellation Wines Australia ___________________________________________________________
“Jane Paull is one of the most phenomenal teachers I have had the privileged to learn from. Her enthusiasm, her knowledge and her amazing palate have inspired me to continue to learn, taste and enjoy the magnificent world of the grape!
I will always remember a 3 day sensory intensive nose & palate development course ... where at the end, my mouth was stinging, my teeth felt they were going to fall out of my head... but goodness gracious me .... it was the most amazing intensive learning phase in my palate development.
She taught us WSET level 1 & 2 and WOW! ... You could not ask for a better teacher.” March 21, 2011 Necole Austin, Account Executive, Constellation Wines Australia worked indirectly for Jane at Constellation Wines Australia
“I first met Jane as my Sensory Lecturer at The University of Adelaide while I was studying a Bachelor of Wine Marketing. Jane left an instant impression on me, with her obvious dedication, love and experience in the wine industry. Her training method encouraged participation, and her enthusiasm was infectious.
Meeting up with Jane again in my professional life at Constellation Wines Australia was a delight. Jane was hired as the Wine Educator Manager at CWAU where she started up an education program compulsory for many people from several departments within the company. Her program consisted of subjects relating to oenology, viticulture and sensory of wine. I entered the training with a cheeky smirk, it was my secret in knowing that anyone in our session who had not come across Jane in their study or career thus far was in for a treat! Educating people with little to no experience in wine, to those with industry and university experience, Jane founded a well rounded course that was interesting and educational to all.
Over and beyond, Jane started a wine club at CWAU to which we were encouraged to broaden our wine knowledge and tasting portfolio. We would try unusual varieties of Australian wine along with our iconic strong varieties from different regions within Australia to compare. International wine tasting sessions were also encouraged and it was delightful to taste these wines with Jane, who would transport our minds overseas with her spoken tales of her own travels and sensory experiences within these foreign wine regions.
Throughout my study and career in the wine industry, Jane has become a great mentor, colleague and friend. With an open and fun personality, one cannot help but want to be in Jane’s company, to share yet another story about her favourite topic over yet another glass of wine.” March 21, 2011 Bel Lynn, National Account Coordinator, Pernod Ricard Australia worked directly with Jane at Constellation Wines Australia
“Jane did a fantastic job running the education program at Constellation Wines Australia. Her knowledge of wine and the industry in general was first rate, as was her friendly, enthusiastic teaching style.” March 21, 2011 James Wilson, Export Market Manager, Constellation Wines Australia worked with Jane at Constellation Wines Australia