The modern culture of dining is inconceivable without wine and other alcoholic beverages that have become an indispensable part of gastronomy and everyday life. Proper handling and storage, knowledge of wine culture and its history, as well as quality presentation and communication skills are all required for professional work with wine. Along with learning the standards of wine bon ton, sommeliers must follow new trends in the business because wine is a live product and demands continuous tasting, consideration, and research.
Kul IN's Wine Program combines theoretical and hands-on training so that students can get a complete insight into the world of wine. The program is intended for those who are employed in tourism, the catering industry, restaurants and hotels, winemakers, sales representatives, wine critics and wine lovers. Upon completion, students will be able to independently determine wine quality, select wines, pair wine with food, and compose a wine chart.
Upon completion of the Wine Program, students are awarded a certificate of completion.
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- Program length: 50 hours
- Class size: maximum 10 students
- Program cost per student: 1.150 Euros (VAT included)
For our early bird students, we offer a 200 € discount on program tuition. To grab this voucher, you need to complete your application process and pay the tuition two months before the program start date.
- All training and materials for the Wine Program
- Transportation from Zagreb International Airport
- Literature (digital)
- Accommodation (walking distance from Kul IN)
- Lunch on school days
- Field trips
DETAILS FOR WINE PROGRAM
Schedule of classes at Kul IN:
FIELD TRIPS TO WINERIES
As part of the wine program, students will also have field trips organized by lecturers to visit famous Croatian wineries, wine shops, and restaurants with outstanding wine archives or wine charts. During these visits, students get acquainted with wine cellars, wine storage, and vinification while having the opportunity to begin networking with wineries, enologists, and sommeliers. These experiences help students get to know the wine industry and market.
Upon completion of the wine program, we recommend internships for students who want to orient their professional careers towards the world of wine. Renowned wineries, wine shops, wine bars, and restaurants provide students the opportunity to perfect their practical knowledge while getting acquainted with the wine and sommelier scene. The experience of wine tasting, getting a feeling for various wines, the desire to explore the world's wine map, and building an identity as a sommelier make this calling exciting. Accommodation is not provided for the length of the internship. As part of the internship, which lasts a minimum of 80 hours, participants have the opportunity to gain additional knowledge, skills, and experience in a professional environment under professional mentorship.