This program is designed to build upon the fundamentals learned in the Intermediate program and features detailed discussion about the classic regions and wines of the world. The key factors that affect the character and quality of the wines are explored including specific classes on winemaking techniques, the production of spirits and spirit categories, sparkling and fortified wines. Each class is enhanced with a tasting that includes the benchmark wines and spirits discussed in the lecture. The service of wine is covered from both a professional and non-professional perspective, as are the principles of food and wine matching
This program is offered in conjunction with the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) and students will gain the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines & Spirits upon successful completion of the WSET examination.