Master of Wine kicks off Wellington courses

Posted by Joelle Thomson on

Bob Campbell’s Wine Diploma Course is coming back to Wellington for two days this year on Sunday 27 May and Sunday 26 August.

If you’ve ever wondered what the difference is between good wine and great wine, or how to prolong the life of left over wine or why people use decanters, then a one-day wine course in Wellington may be the ideal time and place to find out.

Master of Wine Bob Campbell’s Wine Diploma Course is making a come back to the capital after a hiatus of a couple of years, only this time it’s back at his old stomping ground – Regional Wines & Spirits in the upstairs tasting room.

The course has been confirmed to run twice this year and it is anticipated that he will run more courses at Regional Wines & Spirits.

Topics to be covered include:

• An understanding of wine faults
• Food and wine matching
• How to determine a wine’s quality
• Characteristics of major wine types
• How to store wine for optimum quality
• How to determine correct serving temperatures
• When decanting wine can improve quality
• How to prolong the life of leftover wine

The one day courses will run from 9am to 5pm at Regional Wines & Spirits in Elice Street, Wellington, and cost $249 per person, which includes, morning and afternoon teas, a bound book of notes, all wines that are tasted and a diploma to take away at the end of.

Bookings are online at

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