Somm Essentials provides a unique convergence of industry and product knowledge with service and tasting skills that are critical to staying competitive in today's hospitality industry. It goes beyond wine and includes education on the fundamental elements and styles of tea, coffee, bottled water, beer, wine, sake, and spirits, as well as each of their production techniques. Service, blind wine tasting, and food pairing will also be rigorously covered to prepare students for success. Students will taste over 30 wines and 10 beers/spirits throughout the course of the program to enhance reinforce the learning objectives, lectures, discussions, and reading. Somm Essentials is ideal for waiters, bartenders, foodservice managers, tasting room staff, and food writers, as well as those pursuing sommelier and other wine credentials. Serious enthusiasts will also find this program enlightening as they study along side the pros.
The class will be held January 28th - April 15th, 10:00am– 2:00pm at San Francisco Wine School in South San Francisco.