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Staff Training is essential to running a successful, profitable wine business. In a world where consumers are increasingly knowledgeable, it is necessary for businesses to make extra efforts to ensure their staff keep up with the world of wine and maximize sales opportunities.

Wine Plus+ has a number of options for staff training with both scheduled classes (from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) and personalized private group training.

WSET training has been proven by industry studies to increase sales revenue by up to $14 for every $1 invested.

For Private Training Wine Plus+ will come to your workplace and conduct specialized training that is designed to meet your company needs. The schedule is flexible as is the content which is designed specifically for each client. This can be a very cost effective means of getting excellent training for your employees.

Wine Plus+ owner Rhys Pender MW has taught hundreds of wine classes on everything from viticulture, the world of wine, sales techniques to food and wine pairing.

We specialize in the following training scenarios:

  • Product knowledge
  • Tasting technique
  • Food & wine pairing
  • Sales techniques
  • Service & storage of wine
  • World wine knowledge

Sessions can be customized to the specific needs of the client. Wine Plus+ has conducted training for:

  • Generic and Regional bodies
  • Restaurants
  • Wineries
  • Agencies/Importers
  • Real estate developments
  • Corporate groups
  • Educational bodies

The level of knowledge and depth of training is tailored to the needs of each group and training sessions can range from fun evenings to intensive staff training.

Contact Us to arrange a session and see how effective training can improve the profitability of your business.