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Professional Wine Knowledge (Sommelier)

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  • Tue 28 Jan ’14, 9:00am – 2:30pm


New Zealand School of Food and Wine, Level 3, 104 Customs Street West, Viaduct, Auckland CBD



The New Zealand School of Food & Wine is the only WSET® authorised provider in New Zealand offering a 12 week classroom based teaching programme. WSET® is the qualification awarding division of the London Wine & Spirit Education Trust and accredited by the British qualifications authority. These qualifications are essential for students wishing to study for the Master of Wine.

This intensive programme offers the hospitality professional or the wine enthusiast an international qualification that provides a thorough understanding of the principle wines and spirits of the world and key factors influencing style, quality and value.

Each week you will learn about international wines from all major wine producing countries such as France, Spain, Italy, Chile and Australia through tastings and self-directed study. You will study the principles underlying food and wine matching as well as learn how Microsoft Excel can be used to present and cost wine lists and manage inventory control.
There will be a visit to well-known local vineyards where you will learn about viticulture and wine making practices from highly respected wine makers. The programme includes practical hospitality workshops and a real workplace experience to test your wine knowledge and service skills.

To ensure you receive all of the training required to operate within the hospitality industry you will also receive your Food Safety and Licence Controller qualifications.

What Qualifications Will I Gain?
-WSET Level 1 (Foundation) Award in Wines
-WSET Level 2 (Intermediate) Award in Wines & Spirits
-WSET Level 3 (Advanced) Award in Wines & Spirits
-NZSFW Certificate in Wine
-NZSFW Certificate in Professional Wine Knowledge, Sommelier
-Food Safety unit standards
-Licence Controller Qualification (LCQ) unit standards

2014 Intakes
-28 January - 18 April 2014
-19 May - 8 August 2014
-8 September - 28 November 2014

Course Fees
New Zealand Students/Australian Students: NZ$3,675
+ WSET® texts books and examinations of $1050
Total fees: NZ$4,725

International Students: NZ$7,620
+ WSET® texts books and examinations of $1050
Total fees: NZ$8,670

* New Zealand students receive a subsidy from the New Zealand Government.

Student loans and allowances are available for New Zealand students. Fees include WSET® examination fees, textbooks, wine tastings, day trips and guest lectures.

Please ring us with questions and enquiries at 09 3777 961 or email nzsfw@foodandwine.co.nz

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