Theoretical Knowledge

  1. Speak with authority on the wine areas of the world and their products
  2. Know the principal grape varieties used in wine making and the areas of the world where they are cultivated.
  3. Answer questions on international wine laws, including those of France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Australia and the USA.
  4. Display knowledge of fortified wines, their vinification, storage, and handling.
  5. Describe the various methods of distillation and production of spirits and liqueurs.
  6. Explain the process of making beers and cigars and the reasons for the variations in style between different products.
  7. Discuss how the products should be stored to ensure that they remain in the optimum condition