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NZSFW Introduction to Wine

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  • Tue 28 Jan ’14, 9:00am – 2:30pm
  • Wed 29 Jan ’14, 9:00am – 2:30pm
  • Thu 30 Jan ’14, 9:00am – 2:30pm
  • Fri 31 Jan ’14, 9:00am – 2:30pm
  • Mon 3 Feb ’14, 9:00am – 2:30pm
  • Tue 4 Feb ’14, 9:00am – 2:30pm
  • Wed 5 Feb ’14, 9:00am – 2:30pm
  • Fri 7 Feb ’14, 9:00am – 2:30pm
  • Mon 10 Feb ’14, 9:00am – 2:30pm
  • Tue 11 Feb ’14, 9:00am – 2:30pm
  • Wed 12 Feb ’14, 9:00am – 2:30pm
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New Zealand School of Food and Wine, Level 3, 104 Customs Street West, Viaduct, Auckland CBD



This popular introductory course offers you the opportunity to study about wine, viticulture, wine making, and matching food with wine. It focuses on the main wine varietals grown in New Zealand and the styles of wine that have built their reputations.

You will look at the European traditions that have influenced New Zealand winemaking as well as the winemaking process. You will learn how to taste and evaluate wines and the principles that underscore food and wine matching. The course includes an international qualification from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust in London. The WSET Level 1, which delivers the basic product knowledge and skills required in the service and retail of wine. The program is also an excellent introduction for the wine enthusiast who wants to learn more about wine styles, storage, service, and matching the perfect wine with food. Each class includes a wine tasting session.

This programme provides a solid foundation of general wine knowledge, including:
- Principal grape varieties
- How to taste and evaluate wine
- Overview of key international wine regions
- Understanding of New Zealand wine regions
- Winemaking techniques
- Vineyard practices
- Sparkling wine
- Service and storage of wines
- Styles and types of wine
- Includes a full day trip to visit local wineries and vineyards on Waiheke Island

Qualifications gained:
-NZSFW Certificate in Wine
-NZQA unit standards (22912, 23060, 4637)
-WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

Programme Dates:
Monday-Friday, 9am-2.30pm
28 January - 12 February 2014

All students NZ$1125

*We also offer this course part-time on Tuesday evenings and over two weekends. See our website for details*

Please ring us at 09 3777 961 with any questions.

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