Our wine professional program is designed for certification-seeking individuals who are looking to solidify their foundational and/or advanced knowledge and skills while validating their existing wine and beverage capabilities. We take a dynamic, learner-centered approach that involves a contemporary-driven and rigorous curriculum for the wine and beverage enthusiast and food and beverage professionals.
Participants are engaged in relevant content, including exercises and exhaustive tastings that challenge them to acquire a complex skill-set that they can put into practice. Included at each level is a food pairing component that expands the participants knowledge and skills relative to pairing wine with food.
Individuals that should participate include:
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This foundational course navigates the learner through an intriguing journey of the vast world of wine while examining its history, sensory analysis, methods of viticulture and vinification, wine styles, pairing, and service techniques. It explores the essential technical aspects of wine while providing the necessary knowledge and skill required for operating in various service capacities.
LEARNING OUTCOMESUpon completion of Wine Apprentice I, the trainees will have achieved the following outcomes:
$775 pp. Includes all tastings and course materials including a copy of the primary textbook, “The Essentials of Wine with Food Pairing Techniques” by John Laloganes.
Six weeks of 25 total hours of hands-on instruction and assessment. Upon successful completion of the requirements in this course, the participant will be awarded the Kendall College Wine Apprentice Certification.
To register, visit https://www.kendall.edu/product/wine-apprentice-i-beginning-7-9-19/
Please note that the session originally scheduled to begin on July 9 has been postponed 2 weeks and will now begin July 23.