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Let us at VKNOW be your guide. We’ll teach you the most important things you need to know about wine to become a pro. In this course you will learn:

  • Production and Structure: Understand wine production including aging, structure in wine including ripeness, alcohol, tannins, phenolics, acidity and fruit
  • Red Wine: Identify and describe red grades from California, Italy, France, Spain, and the Southern Hemisphere
  • White Wine: Identify and describe red grades from California, Italy, France, Spain, Germany and Austria
  • Sparkling Wine: Recall the processes for making sparkling wine, describe the carbonation and second fermentation methods and understand the traditional and ancestral methods.
  • Rosé Wine: Understand methods of Rosé production and style including Direct Pressing, Saignée and Blending
  • Late Harvest and Fortified Wines: Understand the methods of production and corresponding styles for Fortified wines, Sweet (Port method) and Dry (Sherry method)
  • Service: Describe the ideal conditions for long term storage, the appropriate serving temperatures, how to open wine table-side, understand how to make recommendations, and the different type of glassware