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Wine & Spirits Courses with Turnbulls

Courses for Zoom and in the classroom.

Wine – The BasicsPairing Wine & CheeseTurnbulls Pre-SommelierIntroduction to Spirits
CourseBuild familiarisation and confidence in talking about wineLearn how to pair Wine and CheeseHow To Recommend Wine In Retail & Food ServiceUnderstand 5 classic spirits: Vodka, Gin, Whisky, Rum Tequila
CodeWTBPWCSOMSPI
StatusIn development: Launch 30 JuneIn development: Launch 30 JuneIn development: Launch 30 JuneEarliest October 2024
Price*Zoom: £300
In person: £850 per day (can do any 2 short courses per day)
Zoom: £300
In person: £850 per day (can do any 2 short courses per day)
Zoom: £300
In person: £850 per day (can do any 2 short courses per day)
Zoom: £300
In person: £850 per day (can do any 2 short courses per day)
CertificatorTurnbullsTurnbullsTurnbullsTurnbulls
Summary ContentWhat is wine
Introduction to tasting wine
What are wine grapes, common grapes, introduction to flavour
Terroir: impact of climate and geography
Making wine and common winemaker techniques that affect flavours
Aging wine and how it affects flavour
The Naming of Wine and important regions
What makes quality and influences price
Turnbulls A4 Guide to Wine at a Glance
[Sparkling wines, fortified wines and sherries are not covered]
Essentials of how wine pairs with food in general;
Introduction to 7 main wine and grape styles: 3 white, 3 red, 1 port
Pairing wine with different cheeses styles
Tasting right and wrong answers
How to recommend to customers or choose for a dinner or menu selection
How food pairing works
Knowing what to look for on a wine label to make good pairing choices
Key grapes and what they taste like
Knowing you customer: how to speak with the right level of confidence but not too much
Sommelier Skills
Turnbulls A4 Guide to Wine Pairing at a Glance
The 5 classic spirits and their history
How are spirits made
Aging
Flavouring
What makes quality; Influences on price
Reading the label
Buying and selling: what is quality; how to choose or recommended
Tone; prerequisitesNoneInterest in cheese and wine;
Prerequisite: ITC
Prerequisite: WTBNone
Tasting (Indicative)4 red wines, 4 white winesWine board: 3 white wines; 3 red wines; tawny port
Cheese board: fresh curd; 3 ripened cheeses; 3 hard cheese
4 red wines, 4 white winesOne mainstream and one artisan  version of:
Vodka
Gin
Whisky
Rum
Tequila
Study optionsZoom; ClassroomZoom; ClassroomZoom; ClassroomZoom; Classroom
Classroom/ direct study4-5 hour mid-course2-3 hour short course2-3 hour short course2-3 hour short course
Additional Home study (zoom & classroom only)NoneNoneNoneNone
AttendanceQuizzes during the courseQuizzes during the courseQuizzes during the courseQuizzes during the course
Exam: Certificate30 minutes, 30 questions online multiple choice30 minutes, 30 questions online multiple choice30 minutes, 30 questions online multiple choice30 minutes, 30 questions online multiple choice

* Prices exclude costs of cheeses, wine or other tasters, Academy delegate fees, and travel where relevant

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