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Wine Diploma Course in Bangalore

Bangalore based Christ University and UB group’s United Vintners Limited is starting a new one year long diploma in wine tasting for the first time in India on August 17, according to a communiqué.

The course consists of three phases- foundation, intermediate and advanced levels. International experts and professors from the Hotel Management department of Christ University would be conducting the course.

The fee for the diploma course is Rs. 100,000 which includes tasting approximately 125 different types of international wines. As may be expected, the students will also be able to visit the Four Seasons Winery owned by UB in Baramati, near Pune.

The course looks both at the theoretical and practical aspects of wine tasting. The aim of the course will be to develop expert knowledge of the principal wines of the world and the commercial factors that influence its manufacture and sale using a thorough system for the professional evaluation of different varieties of wine.

The course curriculum is reportedly drawn keeping in view the current requirements of the wine industry, in India and also abroad. It will cover a range of related subjects including the history and  marketing of wine, wine regions of the world, viticulture and vinification, types and styles of wine, understanding wine labels, understanding quality designations, wine service and storage, food and wine pairing and responsible consumption. Tasting will form a fundamental part of the course.

According to reports, the curriculum that suits modern day hospitality requirements, the wine diploma would also help aspiring students to explore new avenues of the food and beverage trade. Talking of job opportunities he mentions that there are a lot of options like that of a taster, wine promoter and marketer.

The course commences on the 17th of August but admissions to the course would be open till the estimated admission of twenty individuals is over. There is no particular criterion for applying to the course. Admission forms are available at Christ University. Classes will be held thrice a week every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from four to six in the evening.

Confirming an active participation of UB, the Head of Winery Division, Abhay Kewadkar told delWine that the Four Seasons will be the wine sponsor and will also organise guest lecturers, wine tastings and will also arrange visits of students to their vineyards and winery, besides providing all the logistics support.

 

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