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Britain offers first postgraduate course in winemaking

Published on Mar 25, 2014 6:46 AM

LONDON (AFP) - A university in southern England announced on Monday, March 24, 2014, it was to offer a post-graduate course in viticulture and oenology, capitalising on the country's booming sparkling-wine industry.

The University of Brighton is offering budding vintners the chance to study for an MSc from September, and hopes to compete with similar courses in France and the United States.

"This post-graduate programme is the first created in Britain," said Mr Chris Foss, head of the Wine Department at Plumpton College - the University of Brighton affiliate hosting the course.

At a cost of 6,000 pounds (S$12,600s) each, 12 students will be immersed in every detail of the winemaking process for 15 months.

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