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Welcome to Wine!

QRC is excited to be able to offer wine appreciation classes with expert tutors Paul Tudgay and Claudio Heye.

'Welcome to Wine' will cover everything from fermentation processes to international styles to wine and food pairing. Best of all, there's even four tastings per class!  

Classes begin 7th August and will run every week for 2 hours for a month.

For further information, please download our Welcome to Wine brochure.

To register, please call QRC Reception 03 409 0500.

More on our Tutors:

Having worked at Gibbston Valley Wines since 1996, Claudio Heye is currently the Director of Sales & Export, looking after the domestic & export sales in 16 global markets.

Claudio moved to New Zealand in 1993 where he worked in luxury lodges around the country before deciding to specialize in the wine industry. The growth of the Central Otago region offered the right opportunity to get involved.

Claudio is involved in regular tasting groups, wine education and also travels around the country and key export markets promoting Gibbston Valley Wines.

With 18 years in the hospitality industry, Paul Tudgay has a worked as a Maître d', Restaurant Manager, Bar Manager and Sommelier. He is currently employed as Sales Manager for Cellarworks Wines, a hospitality tutor at QRC and Sommelier at Bordeau at the Rees.

Paul is a member of the Court of Master Sommeliers, currently qualified at the Certified Level, for which he achieved first place in New Zealand in 2006. He is travelling to the UK in 2009 to complete the Advanced Sommelier Exam.

  • Posted By: QRC on Tue, 1st Jul 2008 @ 00:00:00