The Wine&Spirit Education Trust (WSET) and the Austrian Wine Academy (an affiliate company of the Austrian Wine Marketing Board) are happy to announce a new Diploma course in Central Europe. It will be offered by the Austrian Wine Academy, conducted in the English language, and will commence in May 2011. It offers a unique opportunity to combine learning about international wines and spirits with practical first hand experience in viticulture and wine-making and all of this in the unique and picturesque environment of the Academy’s training centre in Rust in the Burgenland wine region in Austria.

Austrian Wine Marketing Board is proud that this new international wine Diploma will take place in Austria and will support this new programme with bursary schemes for Diploma students, study trips to Austrian wine regions and finally with awards for top graduates.

Please find attached the press release and for more details about the WSET Diploma in Wines and Spirits itself the information brochure.

For more information please contact Irene Bachkönig (e-mail: or +43 (0) 2685 6853-15) at Austrian Wine Academy. For more information see also