“Champagne specialist” understanding and recommending Champagne

  • 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.

Guided learning hours: – it is recommended that a candidate should allocate at least 21 hours of study to complete the programme. The hours will usually be a combination of taught and study time. It is also recommended that the teaching delivery time should not be less than 12 hours.

Progression routes – upon successful completion of the “Champagne Specialist” programme, the candidate may progress to the following qualification:

Level 3 – WSET® Award in Wines: – for individuals who seek to delve deeper into the world of wines, this qualification provides detailed understanding of the factors that affect style, quality and price. You will learn to assess wines accurately and use your understanding to make decisions with authority.

Please note that: – the Level 2 – WSET® Award in Wines or an equivalent level of experience is required for entry to the Level 3 – WSET® Award in Wines programme

To register for the “Champagne specialist” course, please follow this link…


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