67 Pall Mall, , London,
The Cava Academy is a training course for UK sommeliers of all levels approved by the Consejo Regulador DO Cava. It take place in London's 67 Pall Mall on three consecutive Mondays staring from 4 November.
Upon successful completion of the course, sommeliers will be awarded the Official Cava Sommelier title in person from D. Javier Pages, president of the Consejo Regulador DO Cava, during the awards presentation on Monday 2 December.
Sommeliers are invited to apply here by submitting a copy of their CV, along with a supporting statement (max 300 words) about why they wish to attend the course and how this would benefit them in their current role.
Selected candidates will be offered to attend and complete the course at no charge but will be expected to attend all three days in order to pass the course.
Day one: Monday 4 November
Course tutors: Rebecca Gibb MW & Patrick Schmitt MW
Course times: 10am–2.30pm
Theory: History, geology and viticulture
Tasting: Base wines, indigenous varieties, young wines
Day two: Monday 11 November
Course tutors: Lenka Sedlackova MW & Sarah Jane Evans MW
Course times: 10.30am–2.30pm
Theory: Viniculture, ageing and Paraje Calificado
Tasting: Reserva, Gran Reserva & Cava de Paraje Calificado
Day three: Monday 18 November
Course tutor: Fiona Beckett & marketing and communications director of DO Cava
Course times: 10.30am–3.00pm
Theory: Gastronomy, the perfect serve and commerce
Tasting: Food pairing with Cava and examination