Science and Economics of Wine

Course Date:

Registration Period:

30 hours / 10 days

7pm to 10pm

Mode of Training:


Course Introduction

The uniqueness of this programme is drawn from the multidisciplinary approach of this course to blend the understanding of the scientific aspects of winemaking with the appreciation for the business potential of the wine industry, so as to empower participants with the application of this knowledge and skills in their respective wine-related careers, be it in wine trade, or in the food and beverage (F&B) industry.  

Course Objective

The objective of this course is to imbue participants with the key knowledge on the industrial manufacture of wine with a global perspective that spans into seven different regions of the world, and instil in participants the ability to comprehend the commercial capacity that the wine industry commands in several aspects of economics, such as supply and demand. 

Course Outline

By the end of the Course, participants will be able to: 

• Appreciate the nuances of how to taste and describe wine 
• Describe how environmental factors, grape-growing, winemaking and maturation options influence the style and quality of wines made from eight principal grape varieties
• Analyse the style and quality of wine
• Describe how grape varieties and winemaking processes influence key styles 
• Interpret the key labelling terms used to indicate origin, style and quality
• Apply the principles and processes involved in the storage and service of wine
• Demonstrate the principles of food and wine pairing

Suitable for

• Wine retail executives / retail promoters
• Restaurant waiters and waitresses / supervisors
• Pub waiters and waitresses / supervisors
• Cafe waiters and waitresses /supervisors
• Hotel F&B executives
• Resort & Casino executives
• Airline service staff
• Cruise ship service staff
• Culinary executives
• Bartenders
• Supermarket service staff
• Wholesales executive
• Wine Investment executives

Minimum Entry Requirements / Assumed Skills and Knowledge

At least 3 months of work experience with wine

Award / Certification / Accreditation

• Certificate of Attendance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who meet at least 75% attendance rate 
• Certificate of Performance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Performance will be awarded to participants who pass the assessment and meet at least 75% attendance rate

Course Fees payable:

Singapore Citizens aged below 40 and Singapore PRsSingapore CitizensOthers 
Non-SME sponsored1Sponsored by SME2Aged 40 and above
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.
1 Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information, click here Please submit the attached “Declaration Form for Enhanced Training Support Scheme for SME” together with your online application.
2 Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here.

Funding Incentives

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Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

Terms and Conditions

*Please note that once the maximum class size is reached, the online registration will be closed.

Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at
Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

a) Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
For e-payment using Visa/Master cards and Internet Banking, please click on the ‘Make e-Payment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.

b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:
Singapore Polytechnic
PACE Academy

c) Cheques
Please make cheques payable to “Singapore Polytechnic”. Do cross the cheque and write the Registration Reference ID, Applicant Name and NRIC/FIN number at the back of the cheque. When you have completed required details, you may mail the cheque here

Please note that an administrative charge of $15 will be imposed for any returned cheques from the bank or financial institution.

2. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.

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