Napa Valley Wine Academy

Champagne Specialist

Champagne Specialist: Understanding and Recommending Champagne

Definitive course for trade offered in collaboration with Comité Champagne

Champagne Specialist

Champagne Specialist: Understanding and Recommending Champagne

Definitive course for trade offered in collaboration with Comité Champagne

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IDEAL FOR: PROFESSIONALS

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2 DAYS OF CLASS

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IN PERSON

Champagne Specialist Course:
Understanding and Recommending Champagne

$699 - $799

Definitive course for trade offered in collaboration with Comité Champagne

Course objectives

Understanding and interpreting Champagne wine labels.

Describing and assessing Champagne wines.

Knowing how to store and serve Champagne wines in optimal conditions.
Being able to recommend a Champagne wine by ascertaining a customer’s expectations and requirements and then making a range of proposals suited to their request.

Pairing food and Champagne wines.

Course advantages

Focus is on practice with workshops allowing students to apply the knowledge acquired.

Develop consulting skills required for the exercise of professional activities such as recommending, serving, selling, and purchasing Champagne wines and managing a cellar.

This program is created and certified by the Comité Champagne: the content is up to date and you are guaranteed to have a global vision of Champagne.

Course limited to small groups to encourage interactivity and active participation.

Tasting of 14 Champagnes including Tête de Cuvée Champagne and wines from houses, growers and cooperatives showing large spectrum of wine styles made in Champagne.

Champagne Specialist Exam & Certification

Upon successful completion of the Champagne Specialist Course, candidates are required to pass a final examination to become certified.

Approximately eight weeks after the exam, individuals who have successfully met all course requirements and passed the final exam will be awarded the Champagne Specialist Certificate, issued by the Comité Champagne.

 

Course Agenda

Session 1
Introduction, tasting technique, food and Champagne pairing
Workshop: Perfect pairing

Session 2
Champagne Terroir
Workshop: Champagne Game

Session 3
Champenois Method
Workshop: The Cellar Master

Session 4
Recommending, serving & storage
Workshop: The Wine Merchant

Who is this course aimed at?

This program is ideal for professionals and students:
wine merchants, sommeliers, food distribution professionals, restaurant professionals, executives/ buyers/salespeople in the wine and spirits industry, professionals in the wine industry, tourism professionals, wine journalists, importers, wine trainers, students in the hotel and restaurant industry and in the luxury industry.
Champagne expert instructors trained in Champagne will lead the course.

Study Materials

Study books will be sent prior to the course.

Instructions to access the Comité’s MOOC program for online study prior to your course days will be provided in your confirmation emails.

You will be sent a study book by mail to the shipping address provided when you registered.

Course length

At least 7 hours of own study:

Complete the Champagne MOOC prior to in-person course days

Read the student booklet

14 hours in class (2 days, including exam time)

Final assessment on Day Two
MCQ

30 Questions
30 Points
30 Minutes

Open Questions
2 Questions
30 Points
30 Minutes

Tasting Description

2 Champagne tasting
40 Points
45 Minutes

Exams will be sent to Comité Champagne and results will come from Comité Champagne in 8 – 9 weeks from course end date.

Marking Scheme
Less than 54%: Fail
55% to 69%: Pass
70% to 79%: Good
More than 80%: Excellent

Champagne Specialist Class - Champagne Class with Napa Valley Wine Academy
Champagne Specialist Class - Champagne Class with Napa Valley Wine Academy

$699

Napa, CA

Saturday and Sunday August 17 and 18, 2024

Champagne Specialist
Understanding and Recommending Champagne

Embark on a comprehensive two-day journey to master the nuances of Champagne with our Champagne Specialist Course, certified by the Comité Champagne. Day 1 (9:00am – 5:00pm) covers the rich history, production methods, and tasting techniques, providing a solid foundation in Champagne expertise. Day 2 (9:00am – 6:00pm) delves deeper into food pairings and recommendation strategies, culminating in a certification exam from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, ensuring you can confidently recommend and discuss Champagne.

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Champagne Specialist Class - Champagne Class with Napa Valley Wine Academy

$799

Denver, Colorado
Saturday and Sunday September 7-8, 2024

Champagne Specialist
Understanding and Recommending Champagne

Embark on a comprehensive two-day journey to master the nuances of Champagne with our Champagne Specialist Course, certified by the Comité Champagne. Day 1 (9:00am – 5:00pm) covers the rich history, production methods, and tasting techniques, providing a solid foundation in Champagne expertise. Day 2 (9:00am – 6:00pm) delves deeper into food pairings and recommendation strategies, culminating in a certification exam from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, ensuring you can confidently recommend and discuss Champagne.

Champagne Specialist Class - Champagne Class with Napa Valley Wine Academy

$799

Tampa, Florida
Saturday and Sunday September 14-15, 2024

Champagne Specialist
Understanding and Recommending Champagne

Embark on a comprehensive two-day journey to master the nuances of Champagne with our Champagne Specialist Course, certified by the Comité Champagne. Day 1 (9:00am – 5:00pm) covers the rich history, production methods, and tasting techniques, providing a solid foundation in Champagne expertise. Day 2 (9:00am – 6:00pm) delves deeper into food pairings and recommendation strategies, culminating in a certification exam from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, ensuring you can confidently recommend and discuss Champagne.

Champagne Specialist Class - Champagne Class with Napa Valley Wine Academy

$699

Napa, California
Saturday and Sunday November 23-24, 2024

Champagne Specialist
Understanding and Recommending Champagne

Embark on a comprehensive two-day journey to master the nuances of Champagne with our Champagne Specialist Course, certified by the Comité Champagne. Day 1 (9:00am – 5:00pm) covers the rich history, production methods, and tasting techniques, providing a solid foundation in Champagne expertise. Day 2 (9:00am – 6:00pm) delves deeper into food pairings and recommendation strategies, culminating in a certification exam from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, ensuring you can confidently recommend and discuss Champagne.

Champagne Specialist Class - Champagne Class with Napa Valley Wine Academy

$799

Nashville, Tennessee
Saturday and Sunday December 7-8, 2024

Champagne Specialist
Understanding and Recommending Champagne

Embark on a comprehensive two-day journey to master the nuances of Champagne with our Champagne Specialist Course, certified by the Comité Champagne. Day 1 (9:00am – 5:00pm) covers the rich history, production methods, and tasting techniques, providing a solid foundation in Champagne expertise. Day 2 (9:00am – 6:00pm) delves deeper into food pairings and recommendation strategies, culminating in a certification exam from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, ensuring you can confidently recommend and discuss Champagne.

IN-PERSON COURSE & WORKSHOP REFUNDS & TRANSFERS

Cancellations of confirmed in-person course enrollments and workshops are accepted up to 60 days before the start of the course. An administration fee of $50 plus the full cost of the study materials and exam fees will be deducted, and the remainder of the course fee refunded to the payee. Separate WSET exam cancellation/transfer rules apply.
Transfers of a confirmed enrollment to another course are accepted 60 days before the course start date with an administration fee of $50.

Cancellations less than 60 days before the in-person course start date or course no shows forfeit any refund/transfer options unless students can provide medical documentation. If medical documentation is provided, students can be transferred to a later course. No refunds will be applied.

Course Transfers cannot be carried forward to the next academic year (which commenced on January 1).

Students are highly encouraged to purchase separate travel insurance.

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Mariott Santa Ynez

Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

April 23, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Pacific)

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555 McMurray Road

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Art Hotel Denver

Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

March 5, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Mountain)

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1201 Broadway

Denver, CO 80203

 

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Aloft Nashville

Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

February 12, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Central)

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1719 West End Ave.

Nashville, TN 37203

 

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Epicurean Hotel

Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

March 19, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Eastern)

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1207 S Howard Ave,

Tampa, FL 33606

 

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Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

January 22, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Pacific)

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2501 Oak Street

Napa, CA 94559

 

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