At the moment (March 15, 2020), we are moving into uncharted waters with schools, events, and most other functions of daily life coming to a standstill, at least for the next several weeks or perhaps months. With this in mind New England Wine Academy wants to assure it current students that there will be no disruption to online studies.
Additionally, for any current student with an exam date scheduled for March 28, unless there is a mandated shutdown, the exams will continue as scheduled - based on your choice to proceed. I will be reaching out this week to each candidate to confirm their intention on the exams. It should be understood that the current plan for exams is completely optional and can be rescheduled based on the candidate's wishes. The next exam dates would in theory be on June 6. The tasting workshops associated with these classes will also be rescheduled as needed and consolidated with the Spring class sessions - assuming those dates are still held as scheduled.
Please be aware that all of the sessions currently on offer are online-learning classes. The schedule for these classes run through to the Spring, with exam dates currently scheduled in June and August. The situation is a bit fluid and I will do our best to communicate updates as the need arises. All students will be scheduled with exams as soon as the dates are reasonably allowed and safe.
Thank you, Brian Mitchell
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Brian Mitchell runs The New England Wine Academy, and is responsible for the content of this blog. With 30 years of drinks industry experience, Brian has learned a few things, but everyday he is learning more. This blog helps to bring that knowledge to you.