Here’s your chance to get a diploma in wine studies. Christ University in association with United Vintners Limited is offering students the opportunity to learn about wine and the wine industry at the University Campus in Bangalore.
With the goal of fulfilling industry needs for qualified personnel, the curriculum aims to provide a sound foundation for those interested in a career in wine. The year-long programme includes subjects of wide interest ranging from marketing to viticulture.
Wine tasting will be an important part of the course along with lectures on subjects such as the history of wine, wine regions of the world, grape varietals, styles of wine, and winemaking. Other topics include understanding wine labels, quality designations, wine service and storage, food and wine pairing and responsible consumption.
The partnership with United Vintners Limited (UB Group) means students can look forward to practical experience through winery visits and tastings at Four Seasons Winery in Rotti village, Baramati, Pune.
The course is open to students registered at Christ University as well as those already employed in the wine and hospitality trade. Classes will have a minimum of 15 and a maximum of 25 students. At the end of one year both written and practical exams will be held for Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced levels, with joint certification by the University and the UB group.
Ably guided and assisted by the business head of UB’s wine division and Director of Four Seasons Wines, Abhay Kewadkar and his colleagues, the University expects the course to be fully subscribed.