Wine Board of Ireland to "cease... educational activities"

I'm too surprised even to make a smart-alecky remark about "precipitateative". This is really very bad news.

30th June 2009

Wine Board of Ireland - Announcement

Due to a precipitateative decline in student numbers a decision has been taken to cease the educational activities of the Wine Board of Ireland from 31st July 2009. We greatly regret this decision and the impact it will have on our employees, tutors, members, students and all other stakeholders.

The Directors of the Wine & Spirit Education Board, the governing body of the Wine Board, would like to thank the staff and tutors of the Wine Board for their dedication and support over many years. They would also like to thank the thousands of students who have advanced their wine and spirit education through the Wine Board and consequently raised the standard of knowledge in the Irish marketplace. The wine and spirit trade have also provided excellent support and guidance, which is greatly appreciated. It is unfortunate and regrettable that current economic circumstances and the decline in student numbers do not permit the maintenance of the valuable service given by the Wine Board over many years.

Current students and those who have booked courses will be contacted shortly to make suitable arrangements.

For further information contact: Mike Finegan, Director, Wine Board of Ireland. Tel: (01) 475 7580 Email: mike@wineboard.ie