A great fun course for new or inexperienced hospitality or retail employees wishing to learn the basic product knowledge and skills in the service and marketing of spirits.
Typically run in 1 day, it’s also perfect groundwork for the enthusiast who wishes to delve further into the world of spirits as it gives an easy introduction to spirit styles, categories and brands in a structured way.
Ideal too if you’re looking for something a bit more imaginative and different for Team Building sessions or perhaps more informative entertainment for clients. Our tutors can create a programme around your needs.
COST £150 including VAT
Fee includes LUNCH (see opposite), study materials, spirit tastings, tuition, examination and provision of tasting glasses during the course
EXAMINATION 30 multiple-choice questions to be answered in 45 minutes. A mark of 70% required to pass.
NEXT COURSES: –
- Sunday 5th March 2017
- Exam Sunday 5th March 2017
- Sunday 12th November 2017
- Exam Sunday 12th November 2017
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CONTENT Subjects studied Content
Spirit Tasting Taste and describe wines using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting spirits
Spirit Production General main categories of spirits available and their production processes pre-distillation, distillation and post distillation.
Raw Materials Fruit, vegetable, grain
Spirits by Style Main factors that affect the style and characteristics of spirits
Service and Marketing of Spirits Identifying the different ways that spirits can be marketed and the different service of spirits
Main Spirit Categories Vodka, Rum, Tequila, Whisk(e)y, Gin, Cognac, Liqueurs
Study Materials Students will receive the Foundation Certificate Study Guide
Duration of the Course Daytime – 1 day inclusive of examinationEvening – 6.45pm – 9.30pm over 2 consecutive evenings
Certification All students who pass will be issued with a certificate suitable for framing and a lapel pin
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. How much prior knowledge of spirits should I have before attending this course?
A. None at all. This course has been devised for individuals with an aptitude to learn rather than a prior knowledge of wine.
Q. What is the recommended self study time for this programme?
A. The exam takes place at the end of the day session, therefore, no self study time is required unless of course it whet’s your appetite and you decide to continue your studies and join the Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits.