AIVA

International Academy of Wines in Alsace 


The reference for training in wines & spirits

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.

Career in 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!


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    AIVA is...


    Innovative pedagogy

    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.

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      Learning alongside professionals

      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.

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        The enterprise in the school, the school in the enterprise

        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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          Our next events


          • WSET level 1

            Monday, May 18

            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.

          • WSET level 2

            From Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th May

            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...

          • Tasting Evening: The Secrets of Tasting

            TUESDAY, MAY 26TH

            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!

          • WSET level 3

            MONDAY 8 TO FRIDAY 12 JUNE

            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.

          • Tasting Evening: The Grands Crus of Bordeaux

            TUESDAY, JUNE 9

            This evening will allow you to discover the greatness of Bordeaux wines through 8 selected Grands Crus.

            Make your loved ones happy for Easter!

          • Open House Day

            DATE TO COME

            Future students, 

            The International Academy of Wines in Alsace, AIVA, opens its doors on Saturday, April 4th from 9am to 5pm.

            REPORTED CAUSE CORONAVIRUS

          • Lecture by Dr. Marcel Saucet

            DATE TO COME

            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. 

            REPORTED CAUSE CORONAVIRUS

          • WSET level 1
          • WSET level 2
          • Tasting Evening: The Secrets of Tasting
          • WSET level 3
          • Tasting Evening: The Grands Crus of Bordeaux
          • Open House Day
          • Lecture by Dr. Marcel Saucet

          Discover AIVA on video



          The wine world is waiting for you!

          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.

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          We train the future managers in charge of production, management, catering and marketing of the wine industry in France and abroad, by sharing and passing on the knowledge of committed and passionate professionals. 

          Partners in France and abroad 


          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. 


          A few opinions...

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          Maxime

          DOUBLE DIPLOMA BAC+3 PROFESSIONAL LICENCE-HIGHER DIPLOMA IN WINES AND SPIRITS

          "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! "

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          Marie

          - DOUBLE DIPLOMA BAC+3 PROFESSIONAL LICENSE
          - MBA Wine & Spirits Marketing and International Trade

          "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. "

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          Danh-Loc

          UNIVERSITY DIPLOMA SOMMELIER-CAVISTE

          Video testimony:

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          Clémence

          - HIGHER DIPLOMA MANAGER SOMMELIER-CAVIST INTERNATIONAL
          CAREER - MASTER MARKETING AND SALES CAREER WINE MARKETING AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE

          "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. "

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          Clément

          MBA WINE & SPIRITS MARKETING AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE

          "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. "

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          Alexandra

          - UNIVERSITY DEGREE IN SOMMELIER-CAVIST
          - DOUBLE DIPLOMA BAC+3 PROFESSIONAL LICENCE-DIPLOMA IN WINES AND SPIRITS

          Video testimony:

          MBA - Master of Business Administration

          MBA 1 Wine & Spirits Marketing and International Trade

          Master of Business Administration

          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.

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          MBA 2 Wine & Spirits Marketing and International Trade

          Master of Business Administration

          The MBA 2 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 complements the MBA 1 Wine & Spirits Marketing and International Trade.

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          The Double Diploma Bac+3

          Double Diploma Bac+3 Professional Licence - Higher Diploma in Wines & Spirits

          DOUBLE DIPLOMA BAC+3

          The Double Diploma Bac+3 Professional Licence - Diplôme Supérieur en Vins et Spiritueux is the result of a collaboration between the IAE Nancy School of Management and the Académie Internationale des Vins en Alsace.

          It is structured to develop the various skills required to manage the wine business from customer research, through sales to tracking shipments in France and around the world.

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          University degrees

          University Diploma Sommelier-Cavist

          University degree

          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.

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          University Diploma Sommelier in Catering

          University degree

          Developed in partnership with the Stars of Alsace and the University of Haute-Alsace, the University Diploma of Sommelier in Restoration aims to meet the recruitment needs of restaurateurs and professionals in contact with customers who are knowledgeable of the wine-making environment.

          The profession of sommelier in the restaurant industry covers a very wide field of activity, requiring a high degree of versatility and advanced general knowledge, from wine making to wine and food pairing.

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          The Higher Diploma

          Superior Diploma Manager Sommelier-Cavist International Course

          Higher diploma

          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.

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          We also offer...

           

          The 3 world-renowned WSET diplomas

          The wine & spirit Education Trust (WSET), a diploma distributed in more than 70 countries, is today the international benchmark for discovering and specializing in the world of wine. 

          At AIVA, you can pass the 3 levels of WSET that exist to date: Diploma level 1, 2 and 3 in wines from WSET®

          Discover and book a WSET session!

           

          Themed tasting evenings

          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! 

           

          Our partners

          • The University of Haute-Alsace UHA in partnership with the school of Alsatian wine AIVA.
            University of Haute-Alsace UHA

            Our wine school and the University of Haute Alsace deliver the university diploma of Sommelier in restoration and the university diploma of sommelier Caviste. 

          • The IAE School of management in partnership with the Alsatian wine school AIVA.
            The IAE School of management of Nancy

            AIVA and the IAE School of Management in Nancy award the Double Diploma Bac+3 Licence Professionnelle - Diplôme Supérieur en Vins & Spiritueux.

          • Chengdu Institute Sichuan International Studies University
            Chengdu Institute Sichuan International Studies University

            Chengdu Institute Sichuan International Studies University is among the top 8 foreign studies universities in China, especially in the teaching of Western languages.

          • Northwest Sci-tech University of Agriculture and Forestry
            Northwest Sci-tech University of Agriculture and Forestry

            Northwest Sci-tech University of Agriculture and Forestry is among the Top 3 in research and teaching quality in Chinese agricultural universities and is a member of the "Project 985 and 211" club which is an organization of 39 reputable universities in China. 

          • The stars of Alsace in partnership with the school of Alsatian wine AIVA.
            The stars of Alsace

            The University Diploma of Sommelier in Catering is the result of a partnership between AIVA and the Étoiles d'Alsace: Starred restaurants offer work-study internships to students. 

          • The Grand Est region in partnership with the Alsatian wine school AIVA.
            The Grand East region

            The Grand Est region has set up a bus service with a stop just outside the Academy to allow students to easily travel to major cities such as Strasbourg. 

          • The town of Saverne in partnership with the Alsatian wine school AIVA
            The city of Saverne

            AIVA students have the opportunity to stay in superb studios and apartments set up by the city of Saverne, located about 10 minutes from Landersheim. 

            Bernard Magrez
            Aghione
            Chateau Faugeres
            Cattin domain
            Domaine Pelaquié
            Chateau La Tour Carnet Haut Médoc Gc
            Chateau Regula
            House penet
            Armand Landmann
            King of the wine Stiring Wendel
            Vpcf
            VSD LOGO VSD LOGO RED
            Pope Clement Magrez Castle
            Chateau Minister Wine
            Altervini
            Kirrenburg
            Bestheim
            Gm Distribution
            Domaine de Cazaban
            Peby Faugere
            Nescafe Dolce Gusto
            Neumeyer
            Unicorne Saverne Brewery
            Candeley Castle
            King of Wines
            Chateau Guichot Bordeaux
            Chateau Haut Rieuflaget
            Domaine Rochemond Grand Becassier
            Chateau La Commanderie Du Bardelet
            Oedoria
            Chateau La Sauvegarde
            Schoepfer Estate
            Château Moulin De Bernat
            Riedel
            Inextenso Chartered Accountants
            DOMs
            Krinner
            Mc Consultants Lawyers
            Servinfo
            Great terroir of the South West
            Domaine Bott Geyl
            Yves Cheron Vignoble Gigondas
            Winemaker of the great South
            Chateau Rocheyron
            Vineyard Montepeloso Italy
            Clos Dagon vineyard
            Chateau Fombrauge
            Lafaurie Peyraguet Lallique

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