The growing of wine and its production is often approached in a very traditional way in the major European wine growing regions.
Many European wines are made from a blend of grape varieties, a process often steeped in tradition and guided by specific regulations for the region. In contrast, wines of emerging New World wine producers are often based on individual grape varietals or non-traditional combinations.
We learn about production, varieties, regions, tasting and advising customers on imported wines.
Components in this Module
1 - Introduction
- What is Wine?
2 - Production of Wine
- Production of Wine
De-stemming and Crushing
- Red Wine Production
- Checkpoint 1
- White Wine Production
- Sparkling Wine Production
- Sparkling Wine Sweetness Level
- MÃ©thode Champenoise
- Champagne Bottles
- Checkpoint 2
3 - Grape Varieties
- Grape Varieties
- Red Grape Varieties
- Common Red Grape Varieties
- Red Wine Tasting Order
- Red Varieties Tasting Order Challenge
- White Grape Varieties
- Common White Grape Varieties
- White Wine Tasting Order
- White Varieties Tasting Order Challenge
4 - Fortified Wines
- Fortified Wines
- Other Fortified Wines
- Checkpoint 3
5 - Wine Growing Regions of the World
- Wine Growing Regions of the World
- Checkpoint 4
- New Zealand
- South Africa
- Checkpoint 5
6 - Wine Bottle Label information
- Wine Bottle Label Information
- International Wine Labels
7 - Wine Tasting
- Sensory Evaluation
- The Four Basic Elements of Wine Tasting
- The Tasting Process
- Detecting Taste
- Detecting Taste Challenge
- Wine Terminology
- Flavour Wheel
- Checkpoint 6
8 - Handling, Storing and Monitoring Wine Products
- Handling, Storing and Monitoring Wine Products
- Storing Wine Products
- Ageing Wines
- Wine Quality Issues
- Checkpoint 7
9- Advising Customers on Imported Wines
- Review other Information about Imported Wines
- Damage Control: Wine Advice
- Wine Lists
- Wine Lists Continued
- Wine List Considerations
- Food and Wine Pairing
- Food and Wine Pairing Continued
- Examples of Food and Wine Pairing
- Checkpoint 8
- Serving Wines
- Taking the Wine Order
- Selecting Wine
- Ordering Wine and Verifying the Selection
- Presenting the Wine
- Opening the Bottle and Inspecting the Cork
- Tasting the Wine
- Opening the Wine
- 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 9
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
- Checkpoint 10
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