Wine

The world of wine is expansive and very exciting, and can also be intimidating when you begin your journey.

Learning more about wine can enrich your life in many ways - whether it be for career development, or to become more skilled at choosing wine to enjoy with friends. 

Becoming a wine 'expert' involves developing your knowledge in the following areas:

Your palate

Tasting wine is a personal experience. 'Calibrating your palate' to appreciate a wine's appearance, bouquet, taste and vintage happens by sampling and evaluating a diverse range of styles.

Winemaking

The complex and fascinating process of bringing the grape to the glass developed over centuries  

Wine varietals

The world of wine - regions, styles, traditions. 

NZ School of Food & Wine Study Pathway

 Certificate in Wine

An entry level course beginning your journey to develop your palate and learn about the fundamentals of winemaking. Focussing on New Zealand wines, you will taste excellent examples of the styles which have gained global attention. A perfect course if wine is a personal interest.

 WSET Level Two Award in Wines & Spirits

Discover further depth about wine production, styles and the important wine producing regions of the world. Spirits and liqueurs are also included. An introduction to the systematic tasting and description of wine. 

 WSET Level Three Award in Wine

Greater detail about how the facets of wine production influence the different wine regions of the world. Developing your palate to better appreciate wine quality.

 French Wine Scholar

Everything you need to become fully versed in the world of French wines. Presenting each French wine region as an integrated whole by explaining the impact of history, geology, topography and climate on the wine in the glass. Taste a wide variety of matching wines.

 WSET Level Two Award in Spirits

The characteristics that define the principal spirits and liqueurs of the world - highlighting major international brands as well as new trends and innovations.

Wine Resources 

Celia Hay's New Zealand Wine Guide, winner of the Gourmand World Book Award 'Best in the World' title for Wine and Tourism, is the definitive guide to the grape varieties and unique wine regions of New Zealand. This book will provide a wealth of knowledge essential for further understanding of winemaking, and how regional characteristics can shape the wine in the glass.

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Wine Courses

Certificate in Wine

This popular introductory course offers you the opportunity to learn about wine and winemaking. It focuses on the main wine varietals grown in New Zealand and the styles of wine that have built their reputations. You also complete WSET Level 1.

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Introduction to NZ Wine + WSET Level 1

This is a straightforward introduction to the world of wine. Each class session includes a tasting of wines to reflect the leading grape varieties.

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WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits

This intensive course explores the wines and spirits of the world. It is perfect for people who are passionate about wine as well as those working in the industry who wish to gain more knowledge and a well respected international qualification.

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WSET® Level 2 Award in Spirits

In this intensive course, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the most important spirit and liqueur categories; how they are produced and how they can be used as beverages and transformed as cocktails.

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WSET® Level 3 Award in Wines

This qualification is open to students who hold the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits. The aim of this course is to provide detailed analysis of the principal wines regions of the world. Students will also benefit from in-depth tastings where they will learn to identify product style and quality.

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Court of Master Sommeliers (CMS) Programme

The Court of Master Sommeliers certification training and exams will be available in Auckland in June 2017.

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