Introduction to Wine Certification Course Only $25.00

Wine Certification Course - Maryland Bartending Academy

The wine training course teaches all servers and bartenders the basics about wine and aids in recommending, selling and serving wine. It also can be used as a refresher course for seasoned professionals.

Approximately 120 minutes in length, An Introduction to Wine can be accessed from any computer with an Internet connection — at the restaurant, at home, or from an Internet cafe or public library. Students may log in and access the tutorial and resources at any time throughout the subscription period.

Lesson 1: What is Wine?

Students explore how wine is made, how to read a wine label, and characteristics of wine such as color and appearance, nose, fruit, taste, tannin, balance, length and finish.

Lesson 1 Wine Certification Course - Maryland Bartending Academy

Lesson 2: Grape Varietals

Lesson 2 Wine Certification Course - Maryland Bartending Academy

Students learn general information about the major grape varietals of retail and commercial wine sales. This lesson also covers the specifics of predominant flavors, aromas, styles and how to pair wine with food. Sparkling and dessert wines are also explored.

Lesson 3: Wine-Producing Regions

This lesson details the major wine-producing areas using animated maps and colorful illustrations. Geographic characteristics and styles are also noted here.

Lesson 3 - Wine Certification Course - Maryland Bartending Academy

Lesson 4: Serving Wine

This lesson uses video and high resolution photographs to demonstrate the correct way to open a bottle of wine and/or Champagne. Students learn how to serve wine and are taught about the correct glassware to use, how and why to decant and proper temperatures. Valuable tips to recommend and sell wine more comfortably are also shared.

At the end of the course, students are required to complete a 20-question quiz. Once the quiz is passed, a personalized Certificate of Achievement can be printed.

An Introduction to Wine is part of a blended learning strategy for wine training that pairs learning with hands-on tasting. Supplemental resources are also included to support the newly acquired knowledge gained from the program:

  • Tasting evaluation worksheets
  • Glossary of pertinent wine-related vocabulary
  • Varietal quick reference guide
  • Post-training follow-up activities
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