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Further training in gastronomy: your path to becoming a sommelier!

Wine knowledge is now a must in gastronomy. But a sommelier's job is not just to provide expert wine advice. Rather, it is about advising guests on how to enjoy their food. The right glass of wine with the right dish brings out aromas that would otherwise never develop. So what could be better than devoting yourself to wine with all your senses?

"He who can enjoy does not drink wine, but tastes secrets." Salvador Dalí

1) Training in Austria

Young sommelier or wine expert
Your entry into the wonderful world of wine. With this basic training, you will be able to give customers and guests the best possible advice. You can find more information about the young sommelier course here!

Sommelier Austria
This course deepens your knowledge of Austrian wine and has a strong practical focus. You will be intensively prepared for the profession of sommelier or sommelière. You can find more information about the Sommelier Austria course here!

Diploma Sommelier
You will perfect your knowledge - also of international wines. The diploma is recognized nationally and internationally. Here you can find more information about the Diploma Sommelier course !

2) International training

Master Sommelier
Once you have your Diploma Sommelier in your pocket, you can go on to become a Master Sommelier. This further international training at the Court of Master Sommelier can even be started in Austria. You can find more information on the website of the Austrian Sommelier Association at www.sommelier.at!

German Wine and Sommelier School
The German Wine and Sommelier School is located in Koblenz. The courses and their qualifications are adapted to the German market. Some of the qualifications also support the international WSET Diploma in Wine and Spirit. You can find out more about the courses on offer at www.gbz-koblenz.de!

3) Additional training: the wine academy

Every year, the Austrian Wine Academy organizes almost 900 seminars with 17,000 participants from many sectors, such as winegrowers, restaurateurs, sommeliers, wine merchants and wine lovers. Here you can train to become a wine academic. For many years, she has also supervised the Master of Wine course for first-year students in Rust. You can find out more at www.weinakademie.at!

4) Master's program "International Wine Marketing"

If you are looking for a career in the wine industry, the Burgenland University of Applied Sciences is the right place for you. Graduates of the "International Wine Marketing" Master's degree programme work in management positions in wineries and wineries, trading companies, marketing agencies, trade fair and event organizers, marketing organizations, tourism institutions and trade media in the fields of marketing, purchasing and sales and food & beverage management: Marketing, purchasing and sales and food & beverage management. You can find out more at www.fh-burgendland.at!

5) ... And how do I stay up to date?

You have scaled the training Olympus and are now an absolute professional in all things wine. How do you keep up to date? We recommend: taste, taste, taste! Go to trade fairs, visit winegrowers, take part in tastings and, of course, current wine magazines are also a good source. Examples of the latter would be: Falstaff, A la Carte, Vinum, but also the Wine Spectator from the USA and Decanter, which covers the Anglo-Saxon region.

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