The International Academy of Wines in Alsace, AIVA, is a higher education institute that trains the future leaders of tomorrow's wine world, through the sharing and transmission of knowledge from professionals in the production, management, catering and marketing of wine.
Vigneron, sommelier-Caviste, sommelier in catering, trader, Manager, trader, Marketing Manager, store manager, entrepreneur.... The world of wine offers you many opportunities, all richer than others!
The Academy's cellar has access to more than 3000 references of wines, beers and spirits from France and around the world.
Our pedagogy is thus based on "learning by doing" and on the observation that "the classroom is not the point of arrival of knowledge, but the point of departure".
We make sure that there is a perfect match between the education provided and the professional skills required.
Learning alongside well-known professionals is AIVA's vocation!
Various events with wine-wine speakers are organized throughout the year to allow students to practice their future trades.
In our Academy, let's get down to business.
We make sure that our students are in contact with as many companies as possible, in order to discover different ways of thinking, to achieve.
Students can create a strong professional network for themselves, useful in their future careers.
Our various partners in France and around the world also allow students to train directly at home.
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This training, recognized nationally and internationally, is aimed at beginners who are entering the wine sector or who are simply passionate.
You will discover in particular the different wine styles, the tasting techniques, and the food and wine pairings, through sight, smell and taste.
This training, recognized at the national and international level, is intended for profiles from beginners to intermediate.
You will discover the elaboration of different styles of wine, the major wine-growing regions, different types of grape varieties, classifications, labelling terms...
This evening will allow you to discover the techniques and key vocabulary of tasting through 7 selected wines.
Immerse yourself in the world of wine!
This nationally and internationally recognised training course is intended for people who already have a solid base of knowledge in wine.
At the end of this training course, you will be able to evaluate a wine precisely by using your knowledge. You will also discover the key factors involved in wine production, from the terroir to the bottling process.
This evening will allow you to discover the greatness of Bordeaux wines through 8 selected Grands Crus.
Make your loved ones happy for Easter!
The International Academy of Wines in Alsace, AIVA, opens its doors on Saturday, April 4th from 9am to 5pm.
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Dr. Marcel Saucet is one of the many professionals who work directly with the students in our Academy.
He is coming to give a lecture open to the public on the theme of luxury and artificial intelligence.
Admission is free and requires registration.
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Discover AIVA on video
In our school, the strong desire to link theory to practice is reflected in the cooperation of recognized professionals and highly involved partner universities.
Our diplomas are recognized at national and international level. They will allow you to have all the keys in hand to succeed in your future trades.
Our diplomas allow our students to train professionally and to be immersed in the world of business.
To this end, we are partners with many universities and companies that are directly involved in the training of students.
Some companies also offer work-study internships and job offers.
This map introduces some of our partners.
"Following a BTS in Technical Sales and Marketing for Wines & Spirits, I was looking for a BAC +3 training course in the same field.
I chose AIVA for the quality of its teaching staff, its small class sizes and especially for the methodology of the pedagogical work which is really innovative! "
"After graduating from a DUT in biology and wanting to guide me in the wine business, the degree offered by AIVA brings me a lot of new knowledge, whether in tasting, accounting, management...
In addition, we are in a small group, which facilitates
the exchange with the teachers and allows us to have almost private lessons in order to better understand and succeed. "
"My goal is to take over a winery.
AIVA brings me practical knowledge about wine and tasting, but also in export, in computer science, in management... We're touching on a lot of things. Because the classes are small, we have the right to really personalized courses; Teachers are concerned about our success.
The atmosphere is very warm, while remaining serious. "
"Being at AIVA means opting for a complete training.
We are immersed in the company:
Both on the theoretical side with very enriching courses given by professionals, and on the practical side with the realization of numerous projects and case studies.
This diploma also gives me an international dimension that opens many doors. "
The MBA 1 Wine & Spirits Marketing and International Trade is obtained after a one-year training at the International Wine Academy in Alsace. This Master of Business Administration (MBA) is structured to make you a high level manager in the wine industry, capable of managing and creating a business.
It allows you to train in business management, management, marketing and the wine trade, while following a complete course around the knowledge and tasting of wines, beers and spirits.
Developed in partnership with the University of Haute-Alsace, the University Diploma of Sommelier - Caviste aims to meet the needs of sales areas with a wide range of wines, spirits and other beverages.
The profession of sommelier - wine merchant covers a very wide field of activity, requiring a high degree of versatility and precise knowledge in wine. This job requires both a transversal approach to skills and a specialisation in a very specific field.
The Diplôme Supérieur Manager Sommelier-Cavist Parcours International, is obtained following a one-year training course, either in a sandwich course or in initial training. This training will enable you to become a qualified sommelier, capable of managing a team and trading in wine in France or abroad.
It was developed in partnership with the company VPCF (Vins de Propriétés et Châteaux de France), and several partners in France and around the world.
Two Tuesdays a month, in an environment conducive to the discovery of wine, AIVA invites you to a themed tasting evening, from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm in its premises in Landersheim.
These enriching, interactive, playful and convivial evenings are animated by Yvan your sommelier, mastering with perfection the art of wine.
Whether you're a beginner or a connoisseur of wine, let yourself be immersed in an exciting journey!