Course contents


Tasting training

  1. A systematic and logical approach to tasting international wines.

International wine business

  1. Knowledge and understanding of wine institutions and the international wine-trade as well as the political requirements of the EU concerning wine.

Viticulture and vinification

  1. Knowledge and understanding of the significance of location and the key factors influencing viticultural practice.
  2. Knowledge and understanding of the key options available for vinification, maturation and bottling.
  3. Knowledge and understanding the legal requirements for labelling of wines for sale within the EU.

Wines of the world

  1. Knowledge and understanding of the key wine-producing regions and districts of the principal wine-producing countries of the world:
    France, Germany, Italy, Austria, Spain, Portugal, Central and South Eastern Europe, America, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa
  2. Knowledge and understanding of the key factors influencing the style, quality and price of the wines from the identified regions and districts.
  3. Knowledge and understanding of the characteristics of the principal wines of the identified regions and districts.

Sparkling wines and fortified wines of the world

  1. Knowledge and understanding of the key-producing regions and districts for sparkling wines and fortified wines.
  2. Knowledge and understanding of the different methods of production.
  3. Knowledge and understanding of the key factors influencing the style, quality and price of the wines from identified regions and districts.
  4. Knowledge and understanding of the characteristics of the principal sparkling wines and fortified wines of the identified regions and districts.







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