Cava Academy


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 tutors: Lenka Sedlackova MW & Fernando Mora MW
Course times: 10am – 2.30pm
Theory: History, geology and viticulture
Tasting: Base wines, indigenous varieties, young wines

Day Two Monday 16 July
Course tutors: Richard Hemming MW & Sarah Jane Evans MW
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 tutor: Matthieu Longuere MS & Silvia Grimaldi
Course times: 10.30am – 4.00pm
Theory: Paraje de Calificado, 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 for 2018 are now closed.

If you would like information about this year’s academy please complete the form below.