This workshop is for people who are interested in the wine field and for those who are in a wine-related field and want to take another step up in their careers. From running your own wine shop, to teaching your own wine course — learn what it takes to make your way in the wine world. This workshop will help you to improve their careers in a wine-related field. We will clarify some common vocabulary in the field and teach you how to apply your skills to the constantly evolving world of wine. Earn your certificate of completion from the Boston Wine School in 8 weeks.
CAN'T MAKE ALL 8 CLASSES? Not a problem! If you know in advance you cannot make one or two of the classes, let me know and we can get you into substitute tasting classes those weeks you miss.
Week One: Wine Careers will be discussed and definitions included of beverage manager, wine broker, importer, distributor, winemaker, wine shop owner, sales, marketing specialists, wine consultants, wine educators, wine writers, tasting room manager. Learn the skills required and how to get these jobs.
Week Two: Tools of the Trade — Using the Massachusetts Beverage Business Book, the best wine keys, decanting, wine glasses how to serve wine. (Invited speaker from Retail Field)
Week Three: Wine Tastings — How to run a tasting, a wine tasting room and a blind tasting. How to go to and enjoy a wine tasting included. (Invited local sommelier to speak)
Week Four: Thoroughly Modern Wine — In France, the "negociant" is a respected player in the wine world, and in the US, this idea is just emerging with its own post-modern international twist. (90+ Cellars guest speaker)
Week Five: The Science of Wine — A large part of our understanding of wine is purely hedonistic, as it should be, but there's science to wine as well as magic. (Invited food scientist to speak)
Week Six: Wine Education — What are the recommended pathways to be considered educated in wine. Courses discussed include the WSET program, Court of Master Sommeliers, (Jonathon Alsop, wine educator to speak)
Week Seven: Field Trip to the Boston Winery — Tour the winery and learn what it takes to make wine in Boston! (Invited wine maker to Speak)
Week Eight: Guest Distributor — To speak in the wine field discuss their secrets to success. (Invite a local distributor/broker/supplier to speak)
Sales and Service for the Wine Professional by Brian Julyan
Adventures on the Wine Route: A Wine Buyers Tour of France by Kermit Lynch
Reflections of a Wine Merchant by Neal Rosenthal
The Oxford Companion to Wine by Jancis Robinson
Wine Lover's Devotional by Jonathon Alsop