Consumer Wine Course

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1.0 Introduction

2.0 What is wine?

3.0 Grapes

4.0 How to taste wine

5.0 Pairing wine with food

6.0 Food and Wine

7.0 Food and Wine Pairing – Italy

8.0 Food and wine Pairing – Germany

9.0 Food and wine Pairing – Portugal

10.0 Food and wine Pairing – Spain

11.0 Food and wine Pairing – France

12.0 Food and wine Pairing – United States of America

13.0 Food and wine Pairing – Canada

14.0 Food and wine Pairing – Chile

15.0 Food and wine Pairing – Argentina

16.0 Food and wine Pairing – South Africa

17.0 Food and wine Pairing – Australia

18.0 Food and wine Pairing – New Zealand

19.0 Food and wine Pairing – China

20.0 How to confidently order wine in a restaurant

21.0 How to confidently buy wine in a liquor store

22.0 How to select a wine for a special event

23.0 How to serve and store wine correctly

24.0 How to store and age wine

25.0 Conclusion

26.0 Course Feedback

27.0 Final Exam

Estimated study time?

Individuals differ, learning styles differ, and the individual time factors and learning speeds differ so it would be hard to place a precise time so we suggest a range of between 19-25 hours of study. This includes reading through the material and completing the quizzes and the final examination. There is no time constraint nor limit, of utmost importance is you enjoy this journey of knowledge and you indulge your curiosity and thirst for knowledge.

How long do I have to complete the course?

Human beings never complete anything without a target. We may believe this to be untrue but if you were to silently contemplate yourself with unbridled honesty you would admit this is a truth, unpleasant it may be but still the truth. At APWASI we encourage you to complete this course within six months from registration. As the course recommendation is between 19-25 hours, a six-month period of completion is an exaggerated premium of time for you as we want you to do other more constructive things in life than procrastinate.

Who is it for?

Our courses are for the dedicated, determined, belief in themselves and wanting to succeed. If you have these qualities you will succeed at anything you want not only these courses.

These courses, by the nature of their content are aimed at wine professionals currently in the industry and those who are intending to join the industry, and enthusiasts. The kaleidoscope of career options is many. This would include retail, importing, exporting, distributing, and perhaps even producing. Additionally, if you are in the hospitality industry, hotel, airline, cruise ship, high-medium end restaurants, this course would give you a firm and unquestionable structure of wine and spirit knowledge to further your career. Following our 5 C’s philosophy we believe our courses are for those who treasure knowledge and have a thirst to make their mark in life.

Where can I do this?

Anywhere in the globe, on the sunny beaches of Hawaii or the secluded jungle of South America or even the salubrious atmosphere of a private club in London, literally it is anywhere you wish. Our courses are available world-wide, 365/ 24/7, in 23 different languages. All you need is an internet connection! These courses can be accessed on your mobile device, tablet or on your computer.

Why us?

We are all accustomed to choices and with choices there are set parameters that we set before making a decision. Education is not an inanimate object it is not a pair of lifestyle shoes, shirt, blouse or meal. Education is the keystone of your life and we encourage you to choose as you see fit. Our criteria suits those that are openminded, cultural adept, eager to learn on a holistic basis and not just facts and figures- regurgitating them out like an antiquated calculator with a paper roll attached. We want, we demand, our graduates to be beacons of openness, approachable and wanting to share experiences and knowledge with all within the industry. We all begin our life with the currency of youth and this applies to not only APWASI but also other organizations like us across this globe. We bring fresh beginnings with new education methods to match the new trends, embrace the plethora of learning styles and together our courses are definitive in character that are matchless in the devotion given to their creation. If you value the future as we state, “learning for the future” then we are your future.

How can I learn this without tasting?

One cannot learn to swim without water and neither do we expect you to learn without tasting . We have at the end of each course a selection of wines we recommend you to try using the skills you have acquired on the wine essentials course we offer. Through this method you can increase your practical wine tasting skills. Our courses allow you to evaluate the wines by understanding the “why” and “the how”.

I don’t know how to taste.

The ability to taste wine is universal. The methodology to understanding wine and appreciating wine is not universal and that needs to be understood through concept, tasting and recording. This we achieve by having you take the wine essentials course we have as a prerequisite to any courses you select. Within this course lie the secrets to identifying, nosing and tasting wines and finally evaluate wines. It’s our pleasure to join you on this journey of adventure and bountiful knowledge. After taking this course you will learn and be able to taste wine with comfort.

Final Exam Information

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Dr. Clinton LeeDr. Clinton Lee has attained the highest qualification from the Wine Spirit and Education Trust based in London, the WSET Diploma and the Certified International Educator. He has over 80 million views globally on TikTok and Instagram about his wine and etiquette lessons.

He is an international wine lecturer, writer and critc. He has taught WSET programs and other wine courses both in Canada and internationally in China, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan Argentina, France, Hungary and Italy.

Lessons

1.0 Introduction

Author: Dr. Clinton Lee

Wine has been an integral part of civilization for over 2000 years ago. It has brought together individuals, groups and countries to celebrate special occasions like sporting events, competitions, birthdays, anniversaries and for the pure enjoyment of wine with good friends. It is important that we understand wine. The more you understand a subject the [...]

2.0 What is wine?

Length: 30 minutesAuthor: Dr. Clinton LeeComplexity: Standard

What is WineDefinitionsWhat is Wine: Vines and VineyardsTypes of Wine: RedType of Wine:WhiteTypes of Wine:RoséTypes of Wine:SparklingTypes of Wine:Late Harvest WineTypes of Wine:Fortified & IcewineSome Useful Wine TermsHow Wine Is MadeHow White Wine is MadeHow Red Wine is MadeHow Rosé wine is madeHow sparkling wine is madeHow Late Harvest & Fortified Wine is madeUseful Wine [...]

3.0 Grapes

Length: 30 minutesAuthor: Dr. Clinton Lee

All About Wine GrapesRed Grapes (Cabernet Sauvignon)Red Grapes (Merlot)Red Grapes (Pinot Noir)Red Grapes (Syrah)White Grapes (Chardonnay)White Grapes (Sauvignon Blanc)White Grapes (Riesling)All About Wine GrapesAll about wine grapes. Wine, as it has been mentioned before, to be officially termed wine, must be made from grapes.  A grape is a member of the genus Vitis. Within the [...]

4.0 How to taste wine

Length: 30 minutesAuthor: Dr. Clinton LeeComplexity: Standard

The LookThe SmellThe TasteThe FinishThe LookThe Look The first sense you will be engaging when you try a wine, is your sense of sight. The first clue to how a wine is going to taste is how the wine looks. A clear wine, with no suspended matter would indicate a healthy wine. Hold the glass [...]

5.0 Pairing wine with food

Length: 45 minutesAuthor: Dr. Clinton LeeComplexity: Standard

Sensory perception (Appearance)Sensory perception (Aroma)Sensory perception (Taste)Sensory perception (Flavour)Dr. Lee Food & Wine Pairing TableHow to make a wine recommendationSensory perception (Appearance)1. Sensory perception. When it comes to our perception of wine there are a few things to consider: A. Appearance Sight is obviously not the most important sense when it comes to assessing a [...]

6.0 Food and Wine

Author: Dr. Clinton Lee

Food and WineSuggested VideoFood and Wine Food and Wine Now that you have amassed a solid base of new found knowledge let us use this wisely, continuously and perfect the skills you have acquired. The best way to do that is to explore the world through wine, culture and appreciating other people and their way [...]

7.0 Food and Wine Pairing – Italy

Author: Dr. Clinton Lee

IntroductionMust Try DishesSuggested Meal CoursesSuggested WinesIntroduction Introduction In order to pair any meal with wine you must know their culture and tradition of serving food. This is a universal rule and it would serve you well to consider, strange customs to you are like finding a rare diamond. Don't be offended, but think of it [...]

8.0 Food and wine Pairing – Germany

Author: Dr. Clinton Lee

IntroductionMust Try DishesSuggested Meal CoursesSuggested WinesIntroduction Introduction In order to pair any meal with wine, you must know their culture and tradition of serving food. This is a universal rule and it would serve you well to consider; strange customs to you are like finding a rare diamond. Don't be offended, but think of it [...]

9.0 Food and wine Pairing – Portugal

Author: Dr. Clinton Lee

IntroductionMust Try DishesSuggested Meal CoursesSuggested WinesIntroduction Introduction In order to pair any meal with wine, you must know their culture and tradition of serving food. This is a universal rule and it would serve you well to consider; strange customs are like finding a rare diamond. Don't be offended, but think of it as a [...]

10.0 Food and wine Pairing – Spain

Author: Dr. Clinton Lee

IntroductionMust Try DishesSuggested Meal CoursesSuggested WinesIntroduction Introduction In order to pair any meal with wine, you must know their culture and tradition of serving food. This is a universal rule and it would serve you well to consider; strange customs are like finding a rare diamond. Don't be offended, but think of it as a [...]

11.0 Food and wine Pairing – France

Author: Dr. Clinton Lee

IntroductionMust Try DishesSuggested Meal CoursesSuggested WinesIntroduction Introduction In order to pair any meal with wine, you must know their culture and tradition of serving food. This is a universal rule and it would serve you well to consider; strange customs are like finding a rare diamond. Don't be offended, but think of it as a [...]

12.0 Food and wine Pairing – United States of America

Author: Dr. Clinton Lee

IntroductionMust Try DishesSuggested Meal CoursesSuggested WinesIntroduction Introduction In order to pair any meal with wine, you must know their culture and tradition of serving food. This is a universal rule and it would serve you well to consider; strange customs are like finding a rare diamond. Don't be offended, but think of it as a [...]

13.0 Food and wine Pairing – Canada

Author: Dr. Clinton Lee

IntroductionMust Try DishesSuggested Meal CoursesSuggested WinesIntroduction Introduction In order to pair any meal with wine, you must know their culture and tradition of serving food. This is a universal rule and it would serve you well to consider; strange customs are like finding a rare diamond. Don't be offended, but think of it as a [...]

14.0 Food and wine Pairing – Chile

Author: Dr. Clinton Lee

IntroductionMust Try DishesSuggested Meal CoursesSuggested WinesIntroduction Introduction In order to pair any meal with wine, you must know their culture and tradition of serving food. This is a universal rule and it would serve you well to consider; strange customs are like finding a rare diamond. Don't be offended, but think of it as a [...]

15.0 Food and wine Pairing – Argentina

Author: Dr. Clinton Lee

IntroductionMust Try DishesSuggested Meal CoursesSuggested WinesIntroduction Introduction In order to pair any meal with wine, you must know their culture and tradition of serving food. This is a universal rule and it would serve you well to consider; strange customs are like finding a rare diamond. Don't be offended, but think of it as a [...]

16.0 Food and wine Pairing – South Africa

Author: Dr. Clinton Lee

IntroductionMust Try DishesSuggested Meal CoursesSuggested WinesIntroduction Introduction In order to pair any meal with wine, you must know their culture and tradition of serving food. This is a universal rule and it would serve you well to consider; strange customs are like finding a rare diamond. Don't be offended, but think of it as a [...]

17.0 Food and wine Pairing – Australia

Author: Dr. Clinton Lee

IntroductionMust Try DishesSuggested Meal CoursesSuggested WinesIntroduction Introduction In order to pair any meal with wine, you must know their culture and tradition of serving food. This is a universal rule and it would serve you well to consider; strange customs are like finding a rare diamond. Don't be offended, but think of it as a [...]

18.0 Food and wine Pairing – New Zealand

Author: Dr. Clinton Lee

IntroductionMust Try DishesSuggested Meal CoursesSuggested WinesIntroduction Introduction In order to pair any meal with wine, you must know their culture and tradition of serving food. This is a universal rule and it would serve you well to consider; strange customs are like finding a rare diamond. Don't be offended, but think of it as a [...]

19.0 Food and wine Pairing – China

Author: Dr. Clinton Lee

IntroductionMust Try DishesSuggested Meal CoursesSuggested WinesIntroduction Introduction In order to pair any meal with wine, you must know their culture and tradition of serving food. This is a universal rule and it would serve you well to consider; strange customs are like finding a rare diamond. Don't be offended, but think of it as a [...]

20.0 How to confidently order wine in a restaurant

Author: Dr. Clinton Lee

There is no getting out of this richly rewarding experience or oncoming tragedy. The choice is ultimately yours to decide. Whether it is for a special evening with a future partner in life, business meeting, celebration or special anniversary, the time will come when you are asked to select the wine. Did you know that [...]

21.0 How to confidently buy wine in a liquor store

Author: Dr. Clinton Lee

There are fundamental questions you must ask yourself and be clear in your mind before you enter the tempting halls and lanes of a liquor store. You will be tempted to most likely select more wine than you intended and also the basis of your wine selection will be flawed. These are skills accumulated over [...]

22.0 How to select a wine for a special event

Author: Dr. Clinton Lee

General Considerations This will differ according to cultures. Some cultures have more emphasis on wine and spirits while others more so on food. Know the type of guests that are invited. Do you think they will consume more or less? Ensure you don't run out though. Consider the number of toasts that you are expecting [...]

23.0 How to serve and store wine correctly

Author: Dr. Clinton Lee

When you get the opportunity to serve the wine to your guests this is the most exciting part. You have selected the wine and know you proudly announce your wine. It would be informative to your guests if you could give them an introduction to the wine you are serving. These are some tips: 1. [...]

24.0 How to store and age wine

Author: Dr. Clinton Lee

The ideal storing/aging conditions: 1. Wines with a cork should be stored on their side so that the cork doesn't dry out and crack, allowing air into the bottle that would spoil the wine. 2. Wines with a screw cap closure should be stored upright. If you stack these bottles on their side, the pressure, [...]

25.0 Conclusion

Author: Dr. Clinton Lee

Conclusion Congratulations you have finally completed the course. You should now feel confident to face the challenges of choosing a wine in a restaurant or a liquor-store. During the course you learnt about the fundamentals of wine, how it is made and the differences. We opened up the possibilities of pairing foods with different wines. [...]

26.0 Course Feedback

Author: Dr. Clinton Lee

Course Feedback Did you enjoy the content of the APWASI preview course? * YesNo 1. How would you rate the quality of this course? PoorAcceptableGoodVery GoodExcellentN/A 2. How did you find the course length & detail? ShortJust RightToo LongN/A 3. Were the course questions easy? EasyJust RightHardVery HardN/A 4. Would you recommend this course? YesNoN/A [...]

27.0 Final Exam

Author: Dr. Clinton Lee

Congratulations on your wonderful achievement of completing the course. The next step is to successfully pass the Final Examination. This examination is timed and there are 100 multiple choice questions…