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Austrian Junior Sommelier

Wine as a Part of Austrian Culture

Since 2000 we have also been offering Junior Sommelier training at VILLA BLANKA. The aim is to promote students’ interest in the sommelier profession in order to successfully work in that profession in the future. Participants will also experience an understanding of wine as a part of the Austrian culture. However, students also learn about dealing with alcohol responsibly and know the score when it comes to the dangers of alcohol abuse (the Austrian Youth Protection Act). The certificate course ends with a three-part certificate examination (with a written component, a sensory component and a practical test). The highlight of each certificate course is a three-day wine trip to one of Austria’s wine-making regions. Our teachers have appropriate training as certified sommeliers and so they can offer great practical relevance and specialist expertise in this specific field of training.