WINE KNOWLEDGE FOR SERVERS - UP TO 12 HOURS OF PRACTICAL WORKSHOPS IN AUCKLAND + ONLINE VIDEO-COURSES.

Mastering wine service is one of the most important and valuable skills a server can possess.

Wine service is an unavoidable aspect of the job – everyone loves wine, so you’re going to need to brush up on your basic wine knowledge sooner or later, whether you work in fine or casual dining, or in a bar.

Sommelier and wine educator Kristene King Thrall is here to help you take your service game to the next level. In this online wine course, she helps you learn more about this ancient, beloved drink while teaching you the skills you’ll need to perform effortless wine service at the tableside.

Bonus courses included:

- Wine Knowledge Essentials

- Champagne Essentials

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

By the end of this course you’ll have your Wine 101 training completed and be able to handle these aspects like a pro:

  • How to correctly open a bottle and serve wine in a restaurant

  • How to hold a wine glass correctly

  • How to polish a wine glass correctly

  • How to decant wine correctly

  • How to taste wine like a pro

  • How to tell if wine is bad (and if it can be fixed)

  • How wine is made

  • How the wine fermentation process works

  • The role of oak in winemaking

  • Old world vs new world wine

  • The effect of climate on wine production

  • What tannins are and why they matter

  • What phylloxera is and how it impacts winemaking

  • How sparkling wine is made

  • The most common red, white and sparkling wines

  • The most helpful wine apps, books and podcasts to help you excel

  • The ideal wine serving temperatures for different varieties

  • How much wine to stock for a function

  • Champagne essentials:

  • What is champagne and where does it come from

  • A short history of champagne

  • The grapes of champagne

  • How champagne is made

  • Styles of champagne

  • Understanding dosage

  • Reading a champagne label

  • A guide to champagne brands (Grand Marque and Grower)

  • Storing champagne (open and closed bottles)

  • Recommending champagne to customers

  • Opening a champagne bottle

  • Serving champagne

 

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