Celia Hay gains exciting new wine qualifications

Celia Hay gains exciting new wine qualifications

Celia Hay

Celia Hay, founder and director of the NZ School of Food & Wine in Auckland, is the first New Zealander to become a French Wine Scholar and Society of Wine Educator.

In order to gain the two new qualifications from France and the United States, Hay was required to sit two exacting high-level exams that covered often obscure details on unfamiliar grape varieties and wine regions from every corner of the world.

Hay now plans to share this knowledge with those working in hospitality as well as wine enthusiasts by teaching these programmes at her Auckland-based, NZQA approved school.

“I see the French Wine Scholar (FWS) programmes will complement the London based WSET Wine & Spirit Education Trust certificates and Introduction to New Zealand Wine programmes that we currently offer,” says Hay.

The first course runs from January 9 – 13, 2017 and New Zealand School of Food & Wine will be the exclusive provider of the French WSG exams and qualifications in New Zealand.

Visit http://foodandwine.co.nz/wine/french-wine-scholar/ for details.

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