Sommelier Level I

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Course duration approximately 3 hours

This course was co-developed with Dion Wines & Spirits and is designed to give increased subject knowledge on wine subjects that are relevant to working as a level I Sommelier

Completion of the videos and quizzes and the issuance of a certificate will demonstrate to your current or potential employer that you have gained Level I Sommelier training. 

The course consists of viewing short videos followed by a short quiz on the following subjects:

  1. What is wine and how wine is made
  2. Basics of wine
  3. Noble Grapes Varieties
  4. Most popular red wine grape names
  5. 4 popular white grape varieties
  6. The basic Styles of wine
  7. Types of wine glasses
  8. How to read wine labels
  9. AVA, AOC, DOCG classifications 
  10. How to Taste Wine
  11. Red wine vocabulary
  12. White wine guide
  13. How to pour wine
  14. Serving Red wine
  15. How to Store, serve and drink wine
  16. How to pair wine and cheese     
  17. Different types of wine vessels                 

Upon completion, a certificate and summary of the topics covered will be issued in your name.

You can log in and re-take the course at any time in case a refresher is needed for any reason such as an upcoming job interview or promotion.

Course instructions

We recommend you view each video at least twice before attempting the quiz. You can only move on to the next video upon successful completion of the accompanying quiz. The pass mark is 100% – don’t worry, questions are designed to ensure you understood the video content, we are not trying to catch you out! In case you do not pass the quiz the first time, you can re-watch the video and take the quiz again. Once its passed, you can move on to the next module.

While watching each video, pay close attention and concentrate on the content. Do not let any distractions reduce your concentration level. Quiz questions will be relatively easy to answer if you have paid complete attention but difficult if you have not.

To confirm that you have watched the videos, each quiz has some questions about the video itself, such as colour of the presenters clothing or hair. These are random and can be about anything in the video. Please watch the video fully in order to be able to answer these questions correctly, this will save you time.

Do not attempt to do the quizzes without watching the videos, read and understand the course vocabulary list before attempting the course.

Once completed a copy of the certificate will automatically be sent to the email address you used to register. Alternatively, you can download a copy immediately at the end of the course.

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