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South African Wine Course

The South African Wine Course is your introduction to wine, wine origins, and how to identify and compare wines through taste, sight and smell. On completion of the course, students can take an in-depth journey into South African wine with the Certificate Wine Course.

Course Overview
The South African Wine Course comprises two lectures complete with wine tastings as well as an exam. The course can either be completed through evening lectures or through a one-day course on the weekend.

Lecture 1
The five taste sensations
» Cause and effect wine tasting
» Varieties and cultivars
» Storage and service
» Tutored white wine tasting.

Lecture 2
» Harvesting of quality wine
» Winemaking practices
» Tutored red wine tasting.

Theory Examination (60 minutes)

Who should do the South African Wine Course?
The South African Wine Course is designed to appeal to anyone with an interest in wine appreciation. This is also the starting point to a career in the wine and hospitality industry.

This is a fun and informative course designed to enhance your appreciation of wine by equipping you with the basic skills in identifying and appreciating South African wines.

Course Duration
Two evening lectures
One full day course.

Optional 1 hour exam approximately 2 weeks after course.

Course Materials
All lectures include wine tastings, course materials and four wine-tasting glasses in a wine-glass carrier pack.

Important Advisory
• Sovereign Selection promotes responsible use of alcohol.
• We recommend the use of spittoons supplied at the tastings, to reduce the excessive consumption of wine during the tastings.
• It is advisable to eat a meal before the start of each class.
• Please don’t wear perfume or aftershave when attending the classes – it affects everyone’s ability to smell the wine.