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Certificate of Sommelier Service

$599.00$899.00

Course Outline and Topics

Course Overview

Certificate of Sommelier Service is an online professional development program that will provide you with specialist training in the field of Sommelier and covers knowledge of both Australian and imported wine and skills in the sales and service of wine. In this online sommelier course you will discover the types and styles of wines, as well as wine regions and terminology and food and beverage pairing. This course is ideal for those within the hospitality industry wishing to learn about the role of an Australian Sommelier and for the wine enthusiast wishing to build their wine expertise.

Course Structure

Unit 1 - Provide advice on Australian wines

  • Characteristics of Australian wines
  • Major and emerging wine regions
  • Wine serving temperature
  • Types of wine glasses and correct use
  • Wine aromas and appearance
  • Wine defects
  • Off colours and turbidity
  • Presenting wine to potential customers
  • Corporate customers
  • Knowing the wine product
  • Winery tours
  • Imported wines
  • Temperature control
  • Humidity, light and Vibration
  • Smoke affected wines
  • Cloudiness and oxidation
  • Alcohol and fruit flavour
  • Production methods
  • Reading wine labels
  • Wine characteristics
  • Assisting customers
  • Wine and food matching
  • Trade shows and wine events
  • Wine tastings
  • Networking and publications
  • Customer profiling
  • Introducing new wine styles
  • Events and festivals
  • Customer advice
  • Selecting suppliers

Unit 2 – Provide advice on imported wines

  • Evaluate imported wines
  • Characteristics of imported wines
  • Sensory evaluation
  • Mouth feel
  • Viticulture
  • Wine production methods
  • Fermentation
  • Bottling, corking
  • Vintage
  • Appellations
  • Storing wine
  • Cellaring conditions
  • Record keeping
  • Communication
  • Business considerations
  • Research information
  • Customer trends

Unit 3 - Wine Service

  • Wine knowledge
  • Types and styles of wine
  • Wine regions
  • Wine recommendations
  • Alcohol levels and sweetness
  • Pairing wine and food
  • Opening and pouring wine
  • White wines and chilled rose styled wines
  • Red wine
  • Sparkling wine
  • Dessert wines
  • Decanting wine
  • Recognising impaired quality
  • Cork faults
  • Sulphites
  • Tannins and tartrates
  • Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA)
  • Refusing service of alcohol
  • Intoxicated / disorderly patrons

Unit 4 - Provide advice on food and beverage matching

  • Evaluate foods and beverages
  • Australian and imported wines
  • Australian wine styles
  • Wine and food matching
  • Beers, spirits and liqueurs
  • Malt, Hops, Yeast, Spirits
  • How cooking affects pairing
  • How food features affect interactions
  • Basic pairing
  • Alcohol in cooking
  • Provide advice on compatibility
  • Acidity balance
  • Fruit flavours
  • Price preferences
  • Menus and wine lists
  • Maintaining stock levels
  • Business considerations
  • Ethical aspects
  • Extend own knowledge
  • Networking opportunities
  • Publications
  • Association memberships
  • Identify customer trends
  • Customer profiling
  • Customer feedback

Unit 5 - Provide advice on beers, spirits and liqueurs

  • Evaluate beers, spirits and Liquors
  • Beer characteristics
  • Spirits
  • Fermented beverages
  • Distilled beverages
  • Liqueurs
  • Sensory evaluation
  • Handling and storage
  • Safety
  • Monitor product quality
  • Advise customers
  • Malts
  • Hops
  • Yeast
  • Main beer styles
  • Cocktails
  • Types of liqueur
  • Matching food and drink
  • Supplier arrangements

Assessment

Written assignments and exercises, including short-answer questions, reports/essays and projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment.

Benefits

  • Become fully trained and improve your employment opportunities;
  • Recognised by employers as professional development;
  • Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
  • Access to high-quality courses written by industry experts;
  • Interactive simulations for many programs;
  • All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
  • Unlimited tutor support;
  • Easy to understand course content;
  • Unlimited enrolment with no expiry;
  • Certificate issued for your CV (hard copy provided);
  • Tax deductible in most cases* See your tax advisor.

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