The 2nd and 3rd Wine Training Program
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The "Free Trade Alcoholic Beverage Bill", which was issued in 2001, has boosted an enormous production of Thai fruit wine. It has also motivated the Thai wine industry. There sub-standard quality wine, due to the lack of knowledge on how to produce a 'premium wine'.
Realizing such a problem, and in its role to serve society, the Faculty of Biotechnology established a * Wine Training Program'. In order to help solve this particular problem by providing the basic knowledge on wine making, with the hopes that this program will inspire the Thai people, who are interested in the wine industry produce a 'premium wine'.
There were 60 trainees who participated in the two 'Wine Training Program' classes offered, during the 12-13, 19-20, and 23-24 October 2002.
Dr. Churdchai Cheowtirakul, Dean of the Faculty of Biotechnology, who is one of the best wine makers in Thailand, delivered a lecture in this Program.
The Program started with a selection of good raw material and ended with the bottling of the wine. The trainees were allowed to make their own wine. Finally, everyone took home a bottle of wine that he or she had made as a souvenir of this training.
At the end of this program, there was a "Certificate Presentation Ceremony", and a "Wine Tasting Party", both of which were held on 24 November 2002. During this event, good relationships were created among the participants, mostly Thai wineries, as well as the instructors.
The Faculty of Biotechnology hopes that this 'Wine Training Program' will inspire and support the Thai wineries in the production of premium wines, which could compete in both local and international markets in the near future. In addition, a lot of the trainees were interested in making wine, as well as beer, and requested that the Faculty offers another training program on beer making. The Faculty has responded accordingly regarding a 'Beer-making Training Program'. Thus, on 19 January and 2 February 2003, a program will be offered on how to make good beer from raw materials in Thailand.