Excellent communication skills will assist in the interaction with customers and will allow the sharing of in-depth knowledge about products and assist in increasing sales. Whilst conducting any tasting it is crucial to maintain products at optimum quality and all tastings must be conducted with adherence to the responsible service of alcohol laws of the relevant jurisdiction.

$45.00 Price

125 mins Estimated Time

Components in this Module

1 - Introduction

  • Introduction

2 - Tasting and Evaluating Alcoholic Beverages

  • Tasting and Evaluating Alcoholic Beverages
  • Characteristics of Alcoholic Beverages
  • Food and Beer Pairings
  • Wine
  • Red Grape Varieties
  • White Grape Varieties
  • Rosé
  • Checkpoint 1
  • Fortified Wines
  • Dessert Wines
  • Sparkling Wines
  • Food and Wine Pairing
  • Food and Wine Pairing Continued
  • Examples of Food and Wine Pairing
  • Checkpoint 2
  • Spirits
  • Popular Examples of Spirits
  • Food and Spirit Pairings
  • Liqueurs
  • Liqueur Flavour Classifications
  • Food and Liqueur Pairings
  • Checkpoint 3

3 - Tasting Notes and Evaluation

  • Tasting Notes and Evaluation
  • The Four Basic Elements of Sensory Evaluation
  • The Tasting Process
  • The Look
  • The Bouquet
  • The Taste
  • Spirits
  • Wine
  • The Evaluation
  • Flavour Wheel
  • Wine Terminology
  • Checkpoint 4
  • Wine Growing Regions of Australia
  • South Australia
  • Victoria
  • New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory
  • Western Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Queensland
  • Preparing for Tastings
  • Product Exposure in an External Setting
  • Product Sampling within a Business
  • Promotions
  • Training
  • Checkpoint 5

4 - Setting Up and Serving Tasting Samples

  • Setting Up and Serving Tasting Samples
  • Setting up the Tasting Area
  • Preparing and Opening Products
  • Wine Service Temperatures
  • Serving Temperatures Challenge
  • Other Service Temperatures
  • Pouring and Presenting Products
  • Pouring Packaged Beer
  • Pouring Draught Beer and Stout
  • Pouring Beer
  • Checkpoint 6
  • Serving Spirits
  • Pouring Spirits
  • Service of Liqueurs
  • Pouring Wine
  • Serving Champagne and Sparkling Wine
  • Serving Tasting Samples
  • Collecting and Disposing of Tasting Waste
  • Checkpoint 7

5 - Interacting with Customers during Tasting

  • Interacting with Customers during Tasting
  • Providing Relevant Information
  • Encouraging Customers to ask Questions
  • Answering Customer Questions
  • Answering Customer Questions Continued
  • Facilitating RSA during Tasting
  • Implications of Not Abiding by Legislation

6 - Maintaining and Rotating Alcoholic Beverage Products

  • Maintaining and Rotating Alcoholic Beverage Products
  • Maintaining the Quality of Beverages
  • Identifying Beverage Product Faults
  • Possible Beer Faults
  • Incorrect Beer Pouring
  • Beer Pouring Problems
  • Beer Pouring Problems Challenge
  • Wine Quality Issues
  • Checkpoint 8
  • Congratulations!


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