A basic level introduction to wine, for those who want to start a career in the wine business or for individuals new to the study of wine. In this class, we taste about eight wines and learn about major grape varieties, wine regions, storage, and the service of wine. We also do an interesting food and wine pairing.
The main types and styles of wine available
Common wine grapes varieties and their characteristics
How to store and serve wine
Basic principles of food and wine pairing
How to describe wine using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)
Issues related to the safe consumption of wine
Assessment is by a closed-book exam of 30 multiple-choice questions to be completed within 45 minutes. A total mark of 70% is required to achieve a pass. All students who pass will be issued with a certificate and will receive a lapel pin.
You must be at least 21 years of age to attend the course and to participate in any alcohol tasting.
Courses are available in English, Spanish and Portuguese.