Wines of China
Two centuries ago, Napoleon said, “China is a sleeping lion. Let her sleep, for when she wakes, she will shake the world.” That time has come and proudly China steps into the wine arena with wines spanning the breadth of this great country from West to East, North and South. It has taken time, China is more well known for their delicious cuisine, however, as the wines of China begin their strident quest forward, be an educated witness for this is the world’s first certified course on “Wines of China.” Be a premier educated dragon.
This Online Wines of China Course is an intermediate level wine course that is designed for wine enthusiasts, connoisseur and industry professionals to learn the history, culture and practical knowledge about Chinese wines.
What You Will Learn in the APWASI Online Wines of China Course
- The History of Chinese Wines
- The Geography
- The Styles of Chinese Wines
- Grape Varieties
- Wine and Cuisine Pairings and Etiquette
We provide you with a list of Chinese wines and pairings to try. We strongly encourage you to try these wines during the course of your studies.
Online Wine Course Structure
This is a self-paced course and should take approximately 19-25 hours including study time to complete.
There are quizzes at the end of each section and a Final exam at the end of the course.
Online China Wine Course Entry Requirements
Although there are no requirements to take the APWASI Online China Wine course, we recommend that you complete Wine Essentials 1 and Wine Essentials 2 (or equivalent, check out our Course Comparisons) before proceeding with this course. You must also be of legal drinking age in the country where you are attending the course if you will participate in the tasting of wines.
Upon completion, you will receive receive a APWASI Wines of China ACWS post nominal, an APWASI certificate.
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Preview of Online Wine of China Course
We are extremely proud to be the first global wine educating body to offer the certification for the Wines of China.
According to the International Organization of Vine and Wine China 2017 statistics table, China is the 6th largest wine producer in the world producing a staggering 10.8 million hectolitres of wine. China produces more wine than Chile, Australia and South Africa respectively.
While the Chinese consumer is more well-known across many fine dining restaurants and events as having a preference for fine prestigious wines of France particularly, they also enjoy other fine wines from other parts of the world too.
Very little is known of the wine making regions of China. This region is diverse as it is geographically broad from Beijing, Yantai, Zhangjiakou in Hebei, Yibin in Sichuan, Tonghua in Jilin, Taiyuan in Shanxi, and Ningxia.
Be amazed, be stunned as we take you through this road less travelled where the delights of the East will both amaze you in many different ways. The journey for Chinese wine is still young as an industry with individual wines possessing historic age presence.
One aspect that cannot be doubted nor questioned its not a matter of if, but a matter of when, the world will be seeing the wave of Chinese wine to fill the market place and take its place as one of the great wine-making nations. We invite you to this historic wine certification course of China.
4.0 Climate/Soil/Wine Regions
5.0 Grapes of China
5.0A – Wine Tasting Equipment and Tasting List
7.0 Culture & Etiquette
8.0 How to Read the Label / Bottling / Packaging
11.0 Course Feedback
12.0 Final Exam
Additional Resources: Ningxia Xige Estate
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.
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 Lee has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, an MBA in Finance and a Doctorate in Business Administration. He 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 taught WSET programs and other wine courses both in Canada and internationally in China, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan Argentina, France, Hungary and Italy.
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