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Dear Prospective Student


The    Professional   Wine    Studies   at   Temasek        •   The professional Wine Studies program is
Polytechnic is quite simply the most exciting,                  one of the top places in the region to
information packed wine education opportunity                   network with other fast-track professionals
around. Our courses are practical, comprehensive,               in the wine, food and hospitality industries.
and designed with busy professionals such as you
in mind.                                                    •   You’ll   spend   concentrated    time    being
                                                                tutored and coached by some of the best in
Here, at our Temasek Culinary Academy, you will                 the industry.
study in our purpose built wine tasting studios that
is unparallel in the country. In addition to that, you   It all adds up to make Temasek Polytechnic’s
will be taught by the professionals with relevant        Professional Wine Studies your smartest choice for
experiences in this trade.                               professional wine education.


If that’s not enough to convince you to come and         Looking forward to meeting you soon.
spend a few days with us, consider:


   •    Wine   education      courses   at   Temasek     The Subject Team
        Polytechnic can help advance your career         Professional Wine Studies
                                                         Temasek Polytechnic
   •    The courses underscore your professional
        expertise, leading to stronger selling skills
        and greater profits
Facilitators



Our facilitators are certified in teaching higher education. Apart from teaching in the polytechnic, the
team’s experience consists of operations in distribution, hotels, retail, and the restaurant business around
the region.




                           •   DANIEL Chia


Daniel has been involved in wine related activities
since 1987, and has worked in various capacities in
the Hospitality Industry, Wine Retail, Wine Import &                                 •   Goh HOCK Quee
Distribution and Wine Training.

Besides having worked with more than 70 of the             Hock, as he likes to be known, has been in the
world’s top wine names at wine events in                   food and beverage industry since 1986.
Singapore and China, Daniel has helped set up
restaurants like Whitebait & Kale in Singapore, and        Hock has a Higher Certificate in Wines, Spirits and
Club Shanghai in China.                                    Liqueurs with distinction from the London based
                                                           Wine & Spirit Education Trust and is a firm believer
He has also worked at hotels like Marina Mandarin          that wine should be enjoyed in an informal and fun
Singapore, Grand Hyatt Singapore, The Regent               environment.
Singapore and was Cellarmaster at the legendary
Raffles Hotel.                                             Having achieved some measure of notice in the
                                                           local food and beverage industry as a speaker on
Daniel holds a Bachelor of Applied Sciences                the subject of wines and of wine and food pairing,
(Hospitality Studies) from RMIT UNIVERSITY,                he has conducted numerous wine appreciation
Australia, a Higher Diploma in Hotel Management            workshops as well as food and wine pairing
from SHATEC, a Certificate in Food and Beverage            sessions for various organizations. These include
Management from ECOLE HOTELIERE DE                         Andersen Consulting, California Wine Institute,
LAUSANNE, a Professional Level French Wine                 SOPEXA (French agricultural promotion board),
Certification from SOPEXA, a Higher Certificate            MINDEF and Standard Chartered.
with Distinction from the Wines & Spirits Education
Trust (UK), and was an Award Winner for the                Hock was engaged by Singapore Press Holdings to
SHATEC Australian Wine Education Awards                    conduct a wine talk for The Business Time CEO e-
(SAWEA) in 1995.                                           club in April 2006, an event which was attended by
                                                           over 70 CEOs and other high profile individuals
                                                           from some of Singapore’s top companies.
He is also currently a member of The Wine Society
- Australia, Australian Society of Wine Education,
and The Society of Wine Educators (US).
      •   TAN Hsien Wei
                                                          •   JEREMY Sim

Tan Hsien Wei holds a Higher Diploma in Hotel          Having graduated from the renowned Le Cordon
Management from the Singapore Hotel Association        Bleu in Australia, where he majored in Gastronomy
Training and Educational Centre (SHATEC), a            – the art and science of good eating. Jeremy is
Certificate in Food and Beverage Management            very into wining and dining.
from Ecole Hoteliere Lausanne, Switzerland, and a
Bachelor of Science degree specialising in hotel,      Some of his distinctive achievements include
restaurant, and travel administration from the         winning the SHATEC Australian Wine Education
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA.             Awards (SAWEA), the Food and Hotel Asia Salon
                                                       Culinare (FHA) hot cooking category in 1999 and
He is a Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA) with the   attaining the Professional Level French Wine
Educational Institute of the American Hotel & Motel    Certification from SOPEXA.
Association (AHMA) and holds a Higher Certificate
in Wine and Spirits from the Wine and Spirit           Jeremy has worked at the former Compass Rose
Education Trust of the U.K.                            Restaurant in the then Westin Stamford Hotel,
                                                       Coachman Inn Restaurant and Booze Wine Shops
His working experience is with the Shangri-la          in Singapore. He further enhanced his love for food
Singapore, the Marina Mandarin Singapore, YTL          when he worked at the Grange restaurant, under
Hotels & Properties and the Meritus Mandarin           the guidance of Master Chef, Cheong Liew in
Singapore where he has held positions as               Adelaide.
Management Trainee, Catering Sales Executive,
Banquet Sales Manager, Convention Sales                The courseware designer and coordinator for the
Manager, Regional Director of Sales and Assistant      Professional Wine Studies, he has since been
Director of Catering.                                  personally invited to show his skills and provide his
                                                       insights e.g. tasting panel for wine and dine
Aside from lecturing, he has also developed and        magazine, radio interviews and hosting corporate
conducted external training courses and wine talks     wine appreciation sessions.
for companies and special interest groups.

In his spare time, Hsien Wei is an avid wine
appreciator and bicycling nut, however, he avoids
doing both activities simultaneously for health
reasons!
What are wine studies students like?

All of the participants are adult professionals who    Certification*
have come to Temasek Polytechnic with a serious
desire to dramatically improve their wine skills and   All participants who achieved at least 75% overall
wine knowledge.                                        course attendance and passed the assessment(s)
                                                       will be awarded the Certificate of Completion in the
The students themselves provide a wonderful            respective course(s) certified by Temasek
opportunity for networking. Participants come          Polytechnic, Singapore.
mainly from the wine, food and hospitality
industries or from businesses that support these       Alumni
industries.
                                                       As a participant you automatically become part of
                                                       the ever growing alumni. All alumni candidates will
Programme details                                      be invited for regular tastings, guest lectures and
                                                       master classes.
Prerequisites:
21 years of age and have completed at least            State-of-Art Facilities
Secondary two education
                                                       Held at the Temasek Culinary Academy, in purpose
Certification*:                                        built wine tasting studios, and taught by qualified
Certificate of Completion in the respective courses,   professionals, participants will enjoy the best of
awarded by Temasek Polytechnic                         training and facilities.

Course registration date:                              Subsidy
07 January 2009 onwards                                SDF funding

Registration closing date:                             Varietal tasting at the wine lab
06 February 2009

Day/time of lessons:
Refer to respective course write-up for details

Subsidy:
Skills Development Fund (SDF)
Visit http://www.sdf.gov.sg/ for more information.
Skills Re-development Fund (SRF)
Visit http://www.srp.gov.sg/ for more information.


What does this programme offer?

These courses aim to help participants understand
and appreciate wine and how to translate their         Enquiries and Applications
skills and knowledge of wines to improve sales.
                                                       For more information and a copy of the application
Participants will learn the basics of wine and its     form,     please     visit  our     website     at
related trade and will take part in practical wine     http://www.tp.edu.sg/home/pdc.htm or contact:
tasting sessions# where they will also learn how to
use their sense of sight, smell and taste to
appreciate wines in general.                                      Professional Development Centre
#
                                                                      Engineering Blk 13, Level 3
Except for Professional Wine Service course.                             Temasek Polytechnic
                                                                          21 Tampines Ave 1
                                                                          Singapore 529757
Choice of individual course or combined                            Tel: 6788 1212 | Fax: 6788 1475
courses                                                                  Email: pdc@tp.edu.sg
Participants can select the course(s) that best fit
their learning needs. For 2 or more courses,           Temasek Polytechnic reserves the right to alter the course. Modify the scale of
                                                       fees, amend any other information or cancel classes with low enrolment.
participants can enjoy a 10% discount off the total
course fees.
Professional Wine Studies
           Individual Course
         The Fundamentals of Wine
        The Wines of the New World
        The Wines of the Old World 1
        The Wines of the Old World 2
         Professional Wine Service
                         The Fundamentals of Wine


              Course Dates                               18, 19, 25 & 26 March 2009

              Total hours                                16

              Duration                                   4 days

              Time                                       9.00am to 1.00pm

              Course fee (inclusive of 7% GST)           $550.00

              Registration closing date                  06 February 2009



If you love wine and have always wanted to be in the wine business or just wanting to know more,
this exciting, information-packed four day course is for you. You will experience sensational in-depth
wine tastings with our renowned wine facilitators and get the inside scoop about how the wine
business works. During this course, you will learn to:


       Understand how wines are categorized and produced
       Identify wine styles and their characteristics
       Taste and evaluate wines as professionals do
       Examine the definitions behind key tasting terms
       Discover how the business of wine works; from vineyard to the dining room table
       Understand proper wine service and etiquette
                        The Wines of the New World


              Course Dates                              07, 09, 14, 16, 21 & 23 April 2009


              Total hours                               24

              Duration                                  6 days

              Time                                      9.00am to 1.00pm

              Course fee (inclusive of 7% GST)          $800.00

              Registration closing date                 06 February 2009



A course no professional should be without. The Wines of the New World is an immersion in
classic grape varietals with particular attention paid to enological and viticultural practices that shape
those varietals around the world. During this course, you will learn to:


       Explore the wine histories of each region of Australia, New Zealand, North and South
       America.
       Examine the characteristics of the world’s top classic varieties and understand how they
       literally came from “down under” to their current success in the global wine scene.
       Understand the impact that key enological decisions and techniques have on flavors and
       style of wine.
       Acquire a comprehensive wine vocabulary of professional tasting terms, and learn to put
       your sensory impressions and evaluation of a wine into words.
       Consider the future impact these countries may have on the world wine business.
                      The Wines of the Old World 1

                                                    27 & 30 April, 04, 07, 11 & 14 May
           Course Dates
                                                    2009
           Total hours                              24

           Duration                                 6 days

           Time                                     9.00am to 1.00pm

           Course fee (inclusive of 7% GST)         $800.00

           Registration closing date                06 February 2009



The great wine regions of Europe have shaped the way wine is thought about and made around
the world. This course, along with its companion course The Wines of the Old World 2, immerses you
in the study of the wines, history, and culture of many of Europe’s top wine-producing areas. You will
explore and examine the major European appellation systems. The Wines of the Old World 1
concentrates on the following regions: France’s Burgundy, Bordeaux, Champagne, Alsace and Loire;
Germany’s Mosel, Rheinhessen, Rheingau and Pfalz; and Spain’s Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Priorat
and Jerez. During this course, you will:


       Understand the various countries’ intricate wine laws and approved appellation systems as
       well as the classification systems for specific wine regions.
       Study the terrior of each region examined, as well as their history, philosophy and culture.
       Identify the standards by which key European wines are evaluated so that you assess them
       in the correct context.
       Participate in extensive tastings of each of Europe’s greatest wines and study the wine
       regions from which they come from.
                        The Wines of the Old World 2


           Course Dates                             18, 21, 25 & 28 May, 01 & 04 June 2009

           Total hours                              24

           Duration                                 6 days

           Time                                     9.00am to 1.00pm

           Course fee (inclusive of 7% GST)         $800.00

           Registration closing date                06 February 2009




The complementary program to The Wines of the Old World 1, this course explores more
legendry European wines. Old World 2 examines France’s Rhône, Provence, Languedoc-Roussillon
and southwest regions; Portugal’s Dao, Alentejo, and Duoro (Port) regions; Italy’s Piedmont, Tuscany,
Veneto, and southern regions; Austria’s Wachau, Styria and Burgenland regions; and Hungary’s
Tokaji region. In this course, you will:


        Understand the various countries’ intricate wine laws and approved appellation systems as
        well as the classification systems for specific wine regions.
        Study the terrior of each region examined, as well as their history, philosophy and culture.
        Identify the standards by which key European wines are evaluated so that you assess them
        in the correct context.
        Participate in extensive tastings of each of Europe’s greatest wines and study the wine
        regions from which they come from.
                          Professional Wine Service


              Course Dates                             01 & 02 April 2009

              Total hours                              8

              Duration                                 2 days

              Time                                     9.00am to 1.00pm

              Course fee (inclusive of 7% GST)         $270.00

              Registration closing date                06 February 2009




Correct wine service is a must for any wine, culinary, or hospitality professional. Yet the skills and
knowledge required to provide and practice correct wine service are anything but easy. In this
compact two day workshop, you will break down wine service to the finer details. Exploring what it
takes to execute professional wine service. Through discussions, lectures and role-playing, you will
learn to:


        Examine and role-play the precise steps behind professional wine service for every type of
        wine, from table wines to sparkling wines to dessert and fortified wines.
        Explore the correct type of glassware for every type of wine.
        Study how to make recommendations with accuracy and poise, as well as how to offer
        suggestions for pairing wines and food.
        Develop strategies for building relationship with guests and communicating with them during
        wine service, including ways to approach guests who are unhappy with the wine ordered.
        Explore the best equipment for professional wine service, including glasses, ice buckets,
        corkscrews, and more.
        Learn how to correctly and elegantly decant a wine of its sediment and serve wines.
    OUR LIST OF CLIENTS INCLUDE



           The American Club Singapore
              Ang Leong Huat (Pte) Ltd
           Beverly Food & Liquor Trading
          Blood Brothers Gourment Pte Ltd
            Carrefour Singapore Pte Ltd
           Cheers Holdings (2004) Pte Ltd
           Far East Management Pte Ltd
           Four Seasons Hotel Singapore
               Fuji Trading (S) Pte Ltd
                   Hilton Singapore
            Hotel Grand Plaza (S) Pte Ltd
            Meritus Mandarin Singapore
                 Mtotal International
          NTUC Fairprice Co-Operative Ltd
Portfolio Entertainment Management Group Pte Ltd
                  RC Hotels Pte Ltd
             Oriental Collectors Pte Ltd
             Saint Julien Le Restaurant
        Sentosa Leisure Management Pte Ltd
          Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa Resort
                Tasting Notes Pte Ltd
            V-Ship (Asia-Pacific) Pte Ltd
                Vintage Label Pte Ltd

				
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