The European Wine Academy (EWA)

Definition - What does The European Wine Academy (EWA) mean?

The European Wine Academy, or EWA is an international school of wine that offers wine education around the world. They are recognized as one of the first non-university educational institutions that offers wine education via e-learning. The name of the Academy includes its wine anscestry of Europe including the studies of oenology, viticulture, wine tradition and culture.

WineFrog explains The European Wine Academy (EWA)

The European Wine Academy was created by a group of wine makers, wine educators, sommeliers, journalists, wine professionals, consultants, writers, retailers and importers. The educational approach of the academy is considered holistic as it offers a mix of education including practical exposure to the industry with wine-tasting exercises, non-compulsory practicums and on-site training. Through the institute, one can earn an Associates Degree in Viticulture and/or Wine Production & Business all via the e-learning platform.

General studies include:

  • Wine Tasting
  • Sommeliership
  • General Wine Knowledge
  • Wine Production & Viticulture
  • Wine Marketing & Business

Coursework includes:

  • Introduction to Wine
  • Essentials of Wine
  • Wine Tasting
  • Wine Regions
  • Spirits
  • Sommeliership & Restaurant Management
  • Wine Tourism
  • Wine Marketing & Business
  • Viticulture
  • Oenology and Wine Production

In addition, the EWA offers professional education, vocational programs for existing or aspiring winemakers, wine marketers and business managers and sommeliers.

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