All About the Wine Industry

The industry is spread throughout the country from the hot climates of Queensland and even Alice Springs to the cool growing regions of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and Tasmania. Many areas have become synonymous with wine such as Margaret River, the Barossa, Yarra and Hunter Valleys. Tourism plays an important part in the regions with beautiful scenery providing the perfect backdrop for food and wine. Learn about production, tasting, regions, varieties, label information, handling and storage.

$95.00 Price

200 mins Estimated Time

Components in this Module

1 - Introduction

  • Introduction
  • What is Wine?

2 - Production of Wine

  • Production of Wine
  • Harvesting
  • De-stemming and Crushing
  • Red Wine Production
  • Checkpoint 1
  • White Wine Production
  • Sparkling Wine Production
  • Sparkling Wine Sweetness Level
  • Methode Champenoise
  • Champagne Bottles
  • Checkpoint 2

3 - The Sommelier and Wine Tasting

  • What is a Sommelier?
  • Sensory Evaluation
  • The Four Basic Elements of Wine Tasting
  • The Tasting Process
  • Detecting Taste
  • Detecting Taste Challenge
  • Wine Terminology
  • Flavour Wheel
  • Checkpoint 3

4 - Wine Growing Regions of Australia

  • Wine Growing Regions of Australia
  • Australian Winemakers
  • South Australia
  • Checkpoint 4
  • Victoria
  • New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory
  • Checkpoint 5
  • Western Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Queensland
  • Checkpoint 6

5 - Grape Varieties

  • Grape Varieties
  • Red Grape Varieties
  • Common Red Grape Varieties
  • Red Wine Body Traits
  • Red Wine Tasting Order
  • Red Varieties Tasting Order Challenge
  • White Grape Varieties
  • Common White Grape Varieties
  • White Wine Body Traits
  • White Wine Tasting Order
  • White Varieties Tasting Order Challenge
  • Rose

6 - Fortified Wines

  • Fortified Wines
  • Port
  • Sherry
  • Other Fortified Wines
  • Checkpoint 7

7 - Wine Bottle Label Information

  • Australian Wine Labels

8 - Handling, Storing and Monitoring Wine Products

  • Handling, Storing and Monitoring Wine Products
  • Storing Wine Products
  • Ageing Wines
  • Wine Quality Issues
  • Checkpoint 8

9 - Advising Customers on Australian Wines

  • Advising Customers on Australian Wines
  • Wine Advice Challenge
  • Wine Lists
  • Wine Lists Continued
  • Wine List Considerations
  • Food and Wine Pairing
  • Food and Wine Pairing Continued
  • Examples of Food and Wine Pairing
  • Serving Wines
  • Taking the Wine Order
  • Selecting Wine
  • Ordering Wine and Verifying the Selection
  • Presenting the Wine
  • Checkpoint 9
  • Opening the Bottle and Inspecting the Cork
  • Tasting the Wine
  • Opening a Wine Bottle
  • Pouring Wine
  • Wine Service Temperatures
  • Serving Temperatures Challenge
  • Reordering the Wine
  • Opening Champagne and Sparkling Wine
  • Serving Champagne and Sparkling Wine
  • Opening Sparkling Wine
  • Using Appropriate Glassware
  • Wine Glasses
  • Ethical and Business Considerations
  • Ethical and Business Considerations Continued
  • Checkpoint 10

10 - Extending and Updating Wine Knowledge

  • Extending and Updating Wine Knowledge
  • Suggestions on How to Update your Wine Knowledge
  • Workplace Experiences
  • Beverage Service Trends
  • Greener Practices
  • Using Your Knowledge
  • Conducting Product Tastings and Tours
  • Providing Advice to Customers
  • Assisting Product Selection
  • Providing Input into Menus

11 - Conclusion

  • Conclusion
  • Checkpoint 11
  • Congratulations!


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