Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Cape Wine Academy courses 2013


The Cape Wine Academy’s objective for the past 34 years has been to enhance people’s enjoyment of wine by providing them with knowledge shared by leading winemakers and viticulturists about vines, grapes and the way wine is made. Lynne and John Ford are both Diploma graduates of the Academy and endorse their qualifications and the important purpose they serve.

These are some of the courses they offer. Please refer see below for a brief explanation.
DAY COURSES
23 February                        The River Club, Observatory
16 March                             Morgenhof Wine Estate
DISCOVERING THE SUBLIME WORLD OF WINE - 2013
LEVEL 1: THE SOUTH AFRICAN WINE COURSE
Topics encompass wine styles and the effect of wine on the taste of food; vineyard and winemaking practices and how they contribute to making a quality wine. There is a tutored tasting at each of the presentations. This can be completed in the evenings or as a day event. All lectures incorporate tutored wine tastings. (R1095 – evening, R1195 – day (optional additional lunch R120), R595 – correspondence)
LEVEL 1: FRONT OF HOUSE COURSE
Topics encompass wine styles and the effect of wine on the taste of food; vineyard and winemaking practices and how they contribute to making a quality wine, as well as how to set a standard in the wine industry regarding service and attitude. This is held as a 2 day course. Lectures incorporate tutored wine tastings. (R1485 – 2 day (includes 2 lunches), R595 - correspondence)
LEVEL 2: CERTIFICATE WINE COURSE
An in-depth course on South African wine which covers viticulture, winemaking, distillation, fortification, sweet and sparkling wines. This course consists of 7 lectures which are conducted, in the evening or as a 3 day course. There is a theory and tasting examination. The South African Wine course or the Front of House course is a pre-requisite to attend. (R2995 - evening, R3350 - 3 day (includes 2 lunches), R1700 - correspondence)
EVENING COURSES
Start dates
11th February at Nietvoorbij Campus, Stellenbosch and 5th March at Manuka, Somerset West
15th and 16th February at Bon Esperance, Stellenbosch
Starts 26th February at The River Club, Observatory
A magnificent way to experience the world through a glass of wine! Explore the world’s wine regions and taste the interesting wines that they produce. From France to Australia and the Americas, you will be able to compare their wines against ours. This course consists of 6 lectures
which are conducted weekly in the evenings, or as a 2 day course. (R2750 - evening, R2750 - 2 day, R850 - correspondence)

Please do not hesitate to contact Michelle Grimbeek if you require any further information or assistance. Tel:  021 8898844  Fax: 021 8897391  Web site:   www.capewineacademy.co.za
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Leaders in Wine Education and Hospitality
ARC-Nietvoorbij Campus, Klapmuts Road (R44), Stellenbosch 7599 PO Box 425 Stellenbosch 7599
Tel: +27 21 889 8844. Fax: +27 21 889 7391. e-mail: amanda@capewineacademy.co.za  
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