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The world of wine is very exciting.

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. 

NZ School of Food & Wine Study Pathway

 Certificate in New Zealand Wine

This NZQA approved foundation course begins the journey to develop your palate and learn about the key grape varieties and wine regions that have built New Zealand's international reputation for fine wines.

 WSET Level Two Award in Wines

Discover further depth about wine production, styles and the important wine producing regions of the world. 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.with some 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 (2014), was the winner of the Gourmand World Book Award 'Best in the World' title for Wine and Tourism. 

New Zealand Wine Guide is the definitive guide to the grape varieties and unique wine regions of New Zealand.

This book provides a wealth of knowledge essential to learn about the important grapes varieties grown in  New Zealand, their regions and leading wine styles. 

The second edition (2020) is now available for purchase here.

Please click here for more information.

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Certificate in New Zealand Wine

The Certificate in New Zealand Wine provides a comprehensive introduction to wine regions, grape varieties and wine styles that have made New Zealand wines famous around the world.

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WSET® Level 1 Award in Wines

This is a straight forward 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

This intensive course explores the wine regions 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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French Wine Scholar

The Programme Includes everything you need to become fully Versed in the world of French Wines.

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