Cava Academy

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The Cava Academy is a new three-day training course taking place in London on three consecutive Mondays in July, 2018.

Designed exclusively for UK sommeliers, of all levels, this in-depth educational course is open to professional sommeliers who wish to study Cava at a high level.

Only 30 candidates will be selected to join this programme. Those who successfully complete the course will be awarded Official Cava Sommelier accreditation in person from the president of the Consejo Regulador DO Cava, D. Pedro Bonet.

The Cava Academy programme includes:

Day One Monday 9 July
Course times: 10am – 2.30pm
Theory: History, geology and viticulture
Tasting: Base wines, indigenous varieties, young wines

Day Two Monday 16 July
Course times: 10.30am – 2.30pm
Theory: Viniculture, ageing and the perfect serve
Tasting: Reserva, Gran Reserva, international varieties

Day Three Monday 23 July
Course times: 10.30am – 4.00pm
Theory: Pagos (paraje calificado) estates, gastronomy and commerce
Tasting: Cava de Paraje Calificado and examination

Location: This course will take place in central London at 67 Pall Mall – an exclusive private members club, with excellent facilities, that is at the pinnacle of wine education, service and enjoyment.

Course fees and attendance: All selected candidates will be sponsored by DO Cava to complete the course, at no charge. Those who are awarded a place on the Cava Academy course 2018 will be expected to attend all three days in order to pass the course.

Please note: this course will be conducted in English. All students must have good command of written and spoken English.

How to apply

Applications are now invited and will close on Thursday 31 May, 2018.

To begin your application please submit your details below. You will then be contacted to provide additional information, including a full CV and details of why you would like to take the course.

Successful candidates will be notified in writing by Friday 8 June, 2018.