Get Your Start in Wine with the Major Taylor Fellowship


Get Your Start in Wine with the Major Taylor Fellowship

June 30, 2020

We’re so thrilled to announce our partnership with Domestique Wine on the Major Taylor Fellowship: a three-week wine fellowship that includes housing and a stipend. The goal is to give somebody amazing a starting point in wine. They’ll work 30 hours per week at Domestique, learning all the ins-and-outs of running a wine retail operation. We’ve also facilitated stages at three award-winning restaurants: Komi, Bad Saint, and 2AMYS. Then, we’ll organize three days of programming centered around finding a restaurant space, design and buildout, and branding strategy from our incredible Streetsense experts.

We are looking to address, challenge, and disrupt the clear lack of diversity in wine and strongly encourage people of color and from disenfranchised communities to apply. The fellowship will last three weeks and will include a $3,000 stipend, plus we’ll pay for your housing costs. We’re planning to announce the recipient a month from now, with the fellowship beginning in August or September.

Eligibility and fit with the fellowship:
Must have authorization to work in the United States and must be over the age of 21
Must have fewer than five years of experience in the food or beverage industries

Application timeline:
Now – July 10th: Application live
July 12th: Semi-finalists selected and all applicants notified
July 14th – 16th: Phone calls with semi-finalists
Week of July 20th: Fellowship recipient announced

3-week fellowship scheduled between weeks of August 3rd – September 28th



Domestique is a natural wine store based in Washington, DC. We (only) work with producers who use organic and biodynamic agriculture and minimal intervention in the cellar to make real wine. We’re here in service of these producers. Learn more at or follow us @domestiquewine

By The Streetsense Collective