Wine school

This term may initially seem strange to many people, so we’d like to briefly introduce the concept of wine schools:
  • In simple terms, a wine school (or wine academy) is somewhere where you can learn about wines, i.e. an institution which organises courses and presentations together with tastings.
  • Participants usually have two goals: 1. to gain confidence with wines 2. to improve their tasting experience through the knowledge acquired.
  • The sessions cover a variety of topics, such as: How to choose wine at the store or restaurant, how to taste wine, how to talk about wine, what kind of wine goes with which foods, what wine regions there are there and what characterises each wine style.
  • The teaching is usually divided into two parts, with presentations followed by practice, i.e. tasting of 8-12 wines. These are presented by the educator and then discussed together.
  • Courses take place over a full day or several days, while master classes usually last a few hours.
  • Wine schools are usually characterised by an informal (i.e. not a secondary school) atmosphere and small groups (12-28 people).

Why attend a wine school?

There are numerous reasons for wanting to learn more about wine: not only personal motivation but also workplace requirements.
  • Would you like to learn how to buy good value wines?
  • Are you unsure about how to choose wine as a gift?
  • Would you like to be able to find your way around a wine festival?
  • Would you like to learn more about a certain type of wine?
  • Would you like to know how much a particular wine is worth?
  • Would you like to be a better taster? Would you like to learn to taste like a pro?
If so, you may wish to attend a wine school.

Why choose Borkollégium?

If you need to know about wine for your job or studies, then please get in touch with us.
  • Are you writing a dissertation or essay connected to wine?
  • Would you like to delve deeper into the subject of wine?
  • Would you like to prepare for your exams in a relaxed environment?
  • Are you looking for an old wine?
We can help you resolve the above questions.

The structure of our training system

Why choose Borkollégium?

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We were the country’s first wine school, thus have the most experience.
You will not only taste a wide range of wines, but wines of extremely high quality.
Should a wine seem flawed, it will be replaced.
We make learning easy, with a pleasant environment and comfortable atmosphere.
Our educators work to the highest of standards.
We are the only school in Hungary to offer students constantly updated textbooks, right from the very beginning.
You will get answers to all your questions. However, if our educators, very occasionally, can’t give you an answer right away, they’ll come back to you with it the next day.
Knowledge-based education is of paramount importance to us, and we aim to offer our students the best knowledge available.