Tuesday, 06 April 2021 17:55

New Wine Qualifications

Written by  Staff Reporters
Celia Hay Celia Hay

The New Zealand School of Food and Wine has launched two new NZQA qualifications that director Celia Hay says will "transform" education about wine and beverages in New Zealand.

"The focus is on building knowledge of New Zealand and international wine regions through tasting and research and at the same time consider how successful regions manage their tourism and food and wine experiences," she says.

"There is much to learn from understanding what makes a wine region successful and famous as a destination to visit. We see this knowledge as being important and extremely helpful to build our own New Zealand wine destinations and enhance their visitor experience."

The qualifications - New Zealand Certificate in Professional Wine Knowledge Level 5 and the New Zealand Diploma of Wine Management Level 6 will also look at the business side of running wineries and restaurants and graduates will develop confidence to use digital marketing applications, and understand promotional and sales platforms and techniques.

The courses are available as full or part time programme with some remote learning options for people living outside of Auckland.

They embed the WSET Level 2 and 3 Award in Wine and the WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits.


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