Wine Credential Program for Trade Professionals and Curious Consumers
Over 450 Graduates!
No wine knowledge required
- we accept all applicants - we are improving the wine world one student at a time.
Class includes: Four-weeks of hands-on tasting and instruction, focus on tasting skills (80-100 wines tasted), world wine competency, varietal descriptions, wine laws, history, and followed by in-class tasting exam and take-home BAR exam. The JWE Credential Certification is our entry level certification that is recognized by restaurants, wineries, wine shops and greater wine industry. Certification includes: Wall Certificate, Certification Lapel Pin, listing on website of all graduates.
Required Textbook: Culinary Institute of America's "Exploring Wine" ($50) - CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE
AGENDA (Week 1 Sample)
Review Book and Materials - Introductory tasting - How to taste - and New World study Chapters 1-3.
Think of us a personal trainer - pushing you to do more than you would on your own - but all for your own good. Following four weeks - your wine muscles will be developed so that you knock out the LAW exam and walk proud as a strong member of the wine connoisseurs - humbled by the vast sea of wine information, but firmly in control.
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SPECIAL GUEST INSTRUCTOR
Born in Santiago de Chile, Christopher Lavin is entrenched in the Southern California restaurant and wine industry. Currently a Master Sommelier Candidate in addition a member of the Society of Wine Educators. In 2007, passed the Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) exam and in 2008 passed the more rigorous Certified Wine Educator (CWE), of which there are approximately 240 world wide. The founder of C&S Wine Specialists, a wine and beverage consulting company that specializes in wine and cocktail list development, inventory management, events, education and marketing. C&S Wine Specialists, Inc. has taken Chris all over the world helping round out his international presence. Living and working in Los Angeles since 1998, Christopher’s resume speaks for itself. His experience in many of Los Angeles top restaurants - both as a Wine Director and General Manager, has given Chris a very well rounded understanding of the food, wine and beverage industry. He has offered his expertise and experience to numerous wine and training programs in greater Los Angeles. Christopher is an accomplished wine taster and cocktail enthusiast. He joined the sommelier team for Wine Future Hong Kong 2011 (www.winefuture.hk) in November 6-8, 2011 - helping coordinate the Grand Tastings with Pancho Campo (MW); Jancis Robinson (MW); and Robert Parker, Jr. He has been awarded many accolades for his service in the ﬁeld including Sommelier of the Year by the Southern California Restaurant Association.
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