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Sommelier Introductory

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This course will provide the skills and knowledge required to complete a professional evaluation of wine. It explores Australian wine styles, wine production, the role of a sommelier, as well as food and wine matching. 

The course is suitable for people within the hospitality industry wishing to learn about the role of an Australian sommelier, and for wine enthusiasts wishing to build their wine knowledge.

What you will learn:

  • Discuss Australian wine styles
  • Discuss basic wine production
  • Identify key styles and grape varieties using sensory valuation techniques
  • Identify basic wine faults
  • Communicate basic information about wine styles
  • Food and wine matching
  • Discuss the role of sommelier, wine list compilation and wine service
  • Taste a range of Australian wines.

During the COVID-19 emergency we are offering some connected learning (on line) classes. Connected learning is when students are learning with a teacher and each other via web conferencing technology as part of a virtual classroom. This course will be delivered through the Microsoft Teams platform. Before enrolling please read the document under "more info" to learn more about connected learning in TAFENSW.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

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Monday, 04 May 2020





Attendance dates

4 May - 20 July 2020


1 evening per week for 10 weeks + 1hour exam on week 11.