Op 15-22-29 september 2024 geeft Weinakademiker en Europees Champagne Ambassadeur in Amsterdam de opleiding tot Champagne Specialist.  En er zijn nog slechts 4-5 plekjes beschikbaar!

Op drie zondagen van 10:30-18:00 dompelt ze je onder in alle aspecten van champagne. De training wordt gegeven in de Engelse taal:

Training for wine merchants, sommeliers or other professionals of SDEN 3, SDEN4 or WSET3 level. All classes are taught by Anja Vondenhoff, European Champagne Ambassador. The focus is on practice, through workshops and tastings, with a need for interactivity and active participation. Developing consulting skills required for professional activities as recommending, serving, selling and purchasing Champagne wines and managing a cellar.

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  • Understanding the Champagne viticulture (terroir, climate, grape varieties, winegrowing) and vinification

  • Understanding and interpreting Champagne wine labels

  • Pairing food and Champagne and making a Champagne wine list

  • Assess the various styles by describe quality and production method

  • Storing Champagne in optimal conditions

  • Improve your tasting technique. During each session you will taste a minimum of 5 Champagnes.

  • Practical application and workshops during each session


The final assessment will be held at the end of the 4th session

Theoretical test – 1 hour

  • 30 Multiple choice (30 minutes – 30 points)

  • 2 open questions (30 minutes – 30 points)

Practical test – 1 hour

  • Tasting of two non-anonymized wines (40 points)

For each wine, the Candidate must describe the tasting characteristics using the tasting sheets provided. The Candidate must then write a positive presentation for the client. Finally, the Candidate must propose a harmonious food and Champagne pairing and explain their choice.

For more information and to reserve your spot, go to: wijncampus.nl

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