Wine Sommelier 2 (WSOM 1201)

Wine Fundamentals Certificate Level 2 allows students to build on the knowledge gained in Level 1 (WSOM 1101) through an introduction to the regional study of wine. The course involves extensive tasting of representative regional wines, spirits and beer from all of the world’s major production areas. Students begin to develop an understanding of the ways in which local landscapes and cultures affect wine flavors. By studying variables such as climate, soil, grape variety, topography, regional law and local approaches to grape growing and wine making, students will understand some of the reasons for the extraordinary diversity of the world of wine. Students will also continue to develop knowledge in major themes of the hospitality industry, including regional food and wine pairing theories, service techniques and wine management practices. Wine Fundamentals Certificate Level 2 meets once a week. Graduates of this course receive the title of Certified Wine Steward, a prerequisite designation for pursuing the title of Certified Sommelier. Tuition includes textbook, wines, examinations and all materials. (48 hours)

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