The theme of this class is "Clone Wars" and will focus on different grapes and how they relate to each other genetically via a family tree.
This introductory seminar will introduce you to the world of sake while discussing ingredients, production methods, styles, service techniques, and of course, LOVE! While discussing these points we will also be tasting numerous different sakes to emphasize production and stylistic differences.
This course covers essential knowledge on beer ingredients and brewing process, beer styles, proper storage and service, tasting and evaluation, and sales techniques. It also prepares beverage professionals to pass the first level, Certified Beer Server™ exam of the Cicerone Certification Program.
The newest addition to the SGWS Academy programs! Participants will encounter a double-blind tasting while engaging and relying entirely on their senses. Attendees will taste and try to identify a variety of completely anonymous samples. As opposed to a lecture, this will be a fun way to test your palate. If looking to practice for an exam or just a challenge, this is for you. Space is extremely limited.
No prerequisites required
Please note, these breakout wine classes are conducted at an intermediary knowledge level.
In this seminar we will be building upon your Sake Level One knowledge by diving deep into rice varieties, yeast strains, water, koji, and styles, along with learning in depth information about the production methods and stages of making sake. We will be performing a hands on experiment of how sake and food pair together. This seminar also includes a traditional Japanese lunch along with a tasting of roughly 20 sakes!
No prerequisites required
Please note these classes are trade specific for current or aspiring sommeliers
Our goal with quality assurance at the distributor and retail levels is preserving the brewer’s intent all the way to the beer drinker’s glass. Beer is a delicate substance and can encounter many serious issues from the brewery to the consumer. In this course, we’ll cover beer quality and freshness, best service practices and code dating so you can give your customers the best beer experience and charge them a premium for perfectly stored and served beer.
During this course students will learn to assess the structural properties of wine and learn how to identify common grape varieties based on an accurate assessment of their aromatic and flavor profiles. This course teaches core tasting skills needed to be successful in wine exams administered by the Court of Master Sommeliers, and WSET (Wine and Spirits Education Trust).