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Key goals


  • Experts and renowned professionals guide you through the current technical, economical, financial and research aspects and on the future challenges of the champagne industry

  • Immersion in the professional environment and the heritage of Champagne

  • Winemakers and prestigious Champagne houses open their doors

  • Tasting and getting to know Champagne

  • Exchanging experience and tradition with recognized professional actors

  • Discover the full training program

    Program


    Module 1


    Protection of the appellation Professional organisation in Champagne
    History of the professional organisation in Champagne

  • Champagne appellation, history and protection of the appellation • Economic and political stakes
  • Champagne future
  • Module 2


    The economy of Champagne

  • Market statistics - key figures
  • Vineyard land prices - costs breakdown • Economic model stakes
  • Module 3


    Champagne Terroir and vineyard

  • Champagne Terroir, climate, soil, landscape
  • Grape varieties ans vineyards, clonal and massal selection, planting, vine practices
  • Technical choices and environmental stakes
  • Research focus: vine protection against fungal diseases, on the way for sustainable viticulture
  • Module 4


    Champagne harvest process

  • Laboratory of viticulture
  • Reasoned Protection
  • Technical choices and environmental stakes
  • Forest and oak barrels
  • Cooperage - Cooper
  • Processing of brokerage of grapes in Champagne
  • Harvest cost, performance and profitability per hectare
  • Module 5


    Wine-making

  • Dominant principles of winemaking process
  • From pressing to final corking
  • Technical choices and environmental stakes
  • Research focus: the secret of Champagne aromas
  • Module 6


    Tasting and Champagne marketing

  • Marketing brands
  • Champagne society
  • Discovery of the wines of Champagne: the art of tasting

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    Admission Conditions


    PROGRAM STARTING DATE: November 2016

    REQUIRED ADMISSION CRITERIA:

  • Academic background: Bachelor degree or equivalent with strong wine experience, CV and cover letter
  • Professional Experience: Minimum 8 years professional experience in the wine industry
  • Be engaged in a wine training course Bachelor degree
  • English Proficiency: TOEIC, TOEFL, or successful admission interviews

  • ADMISSION PROCESS:

  • Admission interviews on campus or globally via representatives.

  • FEES & FINANCIAL:

  • Priced according to profile and experience
  • Merit-based and need-based scholarships available