Cava Académie Belgique

The Cava Academy is a three-day training course for on-trade professionals that will take place in Brussels in October and November, 2019.

Designed exclusively for sommeliers, of all levels, this in-depth educational course provides the most authoritative content, approved by the Consejo Regulador DO Cava, for professionals who wish to study Cava at a high level.

Only 40 candidates will be selected to join this programme, who upon successful completion of the course will be awarded Official Cava Sommelier accreditation in person from the 2019 president of the Consejo Regulador DO Cava, D. Javier Pages.

The Cava Academy programme:

Day One Tuesday 22 October
Course tutors: tbc
Course times: 10am – 2.30pm
Theory: History, geology and viticulture
Tasting: Base wines, indigenous varieties, young wines

Day Two Tuesday 29 October
Course tutors: tbc
Course times: 10.00am – 2.30pmTheory: Viniculture, ageing and Paraje Calificado
Tasting: Reserva, Gran Reserva & Cava de Paraje Calificado

Day Three Tuesday 5 November
Course tutors: tbc
Course times: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Theory: Gastronomy, the perfect serve and commerce
Tasting: Food pairing with Cava
45 minute examination; and presentation ceremony

The awards presentation will be held on the final day of the course, Tuesday 5 November, 2019.

Location: This course takes place in Brussels at Excellis – a state of the art gastronomy centre with excellent facilities, that is at the pinnacle of wine education, service and enjoyment.

Course fees and attendance: All selected candidates are sponsored by DO Cava to complete the course, at no charge. Those who are awarded a place on the Cava Academy course will be expected to attend all three days in order to pass the course.

Please note: this course will be conducted in French. All students needed good command of written and spoken French.

How to apply
Applications for 2019 are now open.

If you would like to apply for this year’s Cava Académie Belgique please complete the form below.