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Wine education goes corporate

STRONG demand for wine education programs has prompted the Wine Education Centre to take its wine courses to Perth’s boardrooms.

According to WEC lecturer Niall Warren bookings to attend WEC classes – that are held at its Claremont centre – book out early and the off-site courses aim to give more people an opportunity to learn about wine.

“WEC continues to go from strength to strength with its wine education program at the Claremont centre,” Mr Warren said.

“As a result all courses book out early and the WEC is now in a situation where it is able to offer wine courses and structured tastings to the corporate and private sectors away from the Claremont centre.

“We have put together a corporate program where we can teach one of our classes or tailor something to their needs.”

Mr Warren said the programs were highly versatile and anticipated a broad adoption by Perth consumers, including a new option for Friday after-work drinks.

“We anticipate a range of applications including client entertaining, staff incentives, professional development, and an alternative to the Friday sundowner,” he said.

Mr Warren said many requests for the WEC’s courses were made by the business sector and said the format was designed to meet that market.

“It goes over a 90 minute period and it is highly flexible and is tailored to meet basic or experienced wine appreciation,” he said.

“The WEC is in the process of marketing its corporate entertaining courses to Perth’s business community and it is expected that they will begin operating in Perth’s boardrooms just after Easter.”

WEC courses cover the Primary Wine Course, Introduction to Wine, Tutored Tasting, and let us not forget the food and wine matching course A Marriage Made in Heaven.

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