Champagne Specialist – english – 01.11.2024 – Biel / Bienne – registration closes on the 18.10.2024

CHF 580.00

  • In-depth training on the various styles of Champagne and the acquisition of solid skills in tasting and recommending Champagne
  • A Certificate offered by the Comité Champagne, the official authority for Champagne wines

who should attend?

This course is for wine merchants, sommeliers, restaurant professionals, food distribution professionals and executives, buyers and sales personnel in the wine and spirit industry, professionals in the winegrowing industry, professionals in wine tourism, wine journalists, importers, wine trainers, students in the hotel and restaurant industry and in the luxury industry.

More generally, anyone seeking to gain further knowledge in the fiedl of recommending Champagne wines.

how will you benefit?

Successful candidates will be able to:

  • understand and interpret Champagne wine labels
  • describe and assess Champagne wines
  • know how to store and serve Champagne wines in optimal conditions
  • recommend a Champagne wine by ascertaining a customer’s expectations and requirements and then make a range of proposals according to their needs
  • know how to pair food and Champagne wines

to gain this qualification, candidates will be required to:

succesfully complete:

a theoretical assessment

    • thirty multiple-choice questions
    • practical case in the form of two short written answer questions

practical assessment

  • blind tasting of two Champagnes

N.B. The examination will be graded and the certificate will be issued by the Comité Champagne, in France

Included in the course price are: – the course material, the wine samples, the Champagne specialist examination, the teaching, access to the study support site for the duration of the course

Required prior learning for this course: – completion of the MOOC online course prior to the course start (some theory questions are based on the MOOC content). An advantage to have successfully completed the Level 2 – WSET® Award in Wines or the Level 3 – WSET® Award in Wines qualification.

N.B. if you are not sure, contact us, so that we can help you choose the course level according to your needs and objectives.

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“Champagne Specialist” – understanding and recommending Champagne

Friday, the 1st of November 2024
08:15 Welcome
08:30 Introduction to the course and the learning outcomes
08:40 Champagne – the region
09:20 The Champagne appellation
09:45 Tasting
10:30 Matching Champagne with food
11:30 Lunch break
12:30 Champagne – le terroir
13:30 The grape varieties
14:00 Tasting
14:30 practical exercise – Champagne knowledge
15:30 Champagne – and winemaking
16:30 End of first course day
Friday, the 8th of November 2024
08:15 Welcome
08:30 Champagne – winemaking and Champagne styles
10:00 Tasting
10:30 practical exercise – the cellar master
11:30 Lunch break
12:30 Champagne – recommendations, service and storage
13:00 Tasting
13:30 practical exercise – the wine merchant
14:15 Revision
14:30 short break
15:00 Examination
16:30 End of examination  and the course
  • Please create your profile and log in to reserve your place on the course.
  • We would be grateful if you could also include your date of birth during the registration process as we need to legally validate that you are permitted to taste alcohol during the course (and register you for the exam if applicable).

N.B. We accept payment by debit or credit card through the SumUp system but you can also pay by bank transfer. Please note that we will need you to complete the registration information, in order to complete the registration process as quickly as possible for you.

Financial assistance:

For those of you who are employees or managers of a restaurant, hotel, bar or nightclub in one of the following cantons, it is possible to benefit from a subsidy towards the cost of the course.

The cantons with which we currently have an agreement are:

  • Fribourg
  • Geneva – it is possible to apply for a “grant or loan” from the Canton
  • Jura
  • Neuchâtel
  • Valais – ritzy continuing education

we are working on the possibility of offering candidates from other cantons the same level of assistance. We will let you know as soon as this is possible.

For cantons with which we currently have an agreement, please contact us and we will help you with the necessary formalities. We look forward to welcoming you to our next course.