Introduction to Being a Sommelier
Being a sommelier can be a lucrative profession for the right person. It involves a passion for wines and everything about them. The professionals understand how to prepare, pour, present and serve wine to customers in restaurants. They also know the right wine to pair with what food. With tastings, sommeliers can identify wines, including their characteristics. This course covers four modules as an introduction to being a sommelier.
What You Will Learn
- The role of a sommelier
- How to talk to sommeliers
- How to become a sommelier
- Qualifications and skills of a sommelier
- Getting started with being a sommelier
- The cost of attaining a certification
- Potential earnings of sommeliers
- How to become a master sommelier
- Differences between a sommelier and a master sommelier
Benefits of Taking the Course
- Determine if you want to become a sommelier
- Learn what it takes to become a sommelier
- Understand what certifications are needed
- Determine if you want to be a sommelier or a master sommelie
- Know the roles of a sommelier
- The definition and the role of a sommelier
- How a customer can talk to, and gain knowledge from, a sommelier mages and format text to your liking
- What is required to become a sommelier
- Recommended education, languages and qualifications
- Value of work-experiences
- Respected qualifications that will enhance a CV and aid job prospects
- What you need to get started with becoming a sommelier, learning about wines, study and on-the-job experience
- Workplace benefits to look out for
- Proper self-presentation
- To gain knowledge by attending wines fairs and events, vineyard harvesting, by reading relevant resources
- Benefits and cost of attaining a Sommelier qualification / Differences between a Sommelier and a Master Sommelier
Who can take the Introduction to Being a Sommelier Certification course?There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 4 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although students are free to spend as much or as little time as they feel necessary on each module.
Where / when can the course be studied?The course can be studied study at any time and from any internet connected device
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 4 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 4 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if a user fails the test?If the user doesn’t pass the test first time they will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times a test can be taken.
How long does it take to complete the Introduction to Being a Sommelier Certification course?We estimate that the course will take about 3 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.