Sparkling Wine

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Estimated study time?

Individuals differ, learning styles differ, and the individual time factors and learning speeds differ so it would be hard to place a precise time so we suggest a range of between 19-25 hours of study. This includes reading through the material and completing the quizzes and the final examination. There is no time constraint nor limit, of utmost importance is you enjoy this journey of knowledge and you indulge your curiosity and thirst for knowledge.

How long do I have to complete the course?

Human beings never complete anything without a target. We may believe this to be untrue but if you were to silently contemplate yourself with unbridled honesty you would admit this is a truth, unpleasant it may be but still the truth. At APWASI we encourage you to complete this course within six months from registration. As the course recommendation is between 19-25 hours, a six-month period of completion is an exaggerated premium of time for you as we want you to do other more constructive things in life than procrastinate.

Who is it for?

Our courses are for the dedicated, determined, belief in themselves and wanting to succeed. If you have these qualities you will succeed at anything you want not only these courses.

These courses, by the nature of their content are aimed at wine professionals currently in the industry and those who are intending to join the industry, and enthusiasts. The kaleidoscope of career options is many. This would include retail, importing, exporting, distributing, and perhaps even producing. Additionally, if you are in the hospitality industry, hotel, airline, cruise ship, high-medium end restaurants, this course would give you a firm and unquestionable structure of wine and spirit knowledge to further your career. Following our 5 C’s philosophy we believe our courses are for those who treasure knowledge and have a thirst to make their mark in life.

Where can I do this?

Anywhere in the globe, on the sunny beaches of Hawaii or the secluded jungle of South America or even the salubrious atmosphere of a private club in London, literally it is anywhere you wish. Our courses are available world-wide, 365/ 24/7, in 23 different languages. All you need is an internet connection! These courses can be accessed on your mobile device, tablet or on your computer.

Why us?

We are all accustomed to choices and with choices there are set parameters that we set before making a decision. Education is not an inanimate object it is not a pair of lifestyle shoes, shirt, blouse or meal. Education is the keystone of your life and we encourage you to choose as you see fit. Our criteria suits those that are openminded, cultural adept, eager to learn on a holistic basis and not just facts and figures- regurgitating them out like an antiquated calculator with a paper roll attached. We want, we demand, our graduates to be beacons of openness, approachable and wanting to share experiences and knowledge with all within the industry. We all begin our life with the currency of youth and this applies to not only APWASI but also other organizations like us across this globe. We bring fresh beginnings with new education methods to match the new trends, embrace the plethora of learning styles and together our courses are definitive in character that are matchless in the devotion given to their creation. If you value the future as we state, “learning for the future” then we are your future.

How can I learn this without tasting?

One cannot learn to swim without water and neither do we expect you to learn without tasting . We have at the end of each course a selection of wines we recommend you to try using the skills you have acquired on the wine essentials course we offer. Through this method you can increase your practical wine tasting skills. Our courses allow you to evaluate the wines by understanding the “why” and “the how”.

I don’t know how to taste.

The ability to taste wine is universal. The methodology to understanding wine and appreciating wine is not universal and that needs to be understood through concept, tasting and recording. This we achieve by having you take the wine essentials course we have as a prerequisite to any courses you select. Within this course lie the secrets to identifying, nosing and tasting wines and finally evaluate wines. It’s our pleasure to join you on this journey of adventure and bountiful knowledge. After taking this course you will learn and be able to taste wine with comfort.

Final Exam Information

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Dr. Clinton LeeDr. Clinton Lee has attained the highest qualification from the Wine Spirit and Education Trust based in London, the WSET Diploma and the Certified International Educator. He has over 80 million views globally on TikTok and Instagram about his wine and etiquette lessons.

He is an international wine lecturer, writer and critc. He has taught WSET programs and other wine courses both in Canada and internationally in China, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan Argentina, France, Hungary and Italy.

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1.0 Introduction

Author: Dr. Clinton Lee

IntroductionIntroduction Introduction Many people love the bubbles in a wine Many don't know the difference between Champagne and Sparkling wine Is all sparkling wine the same as Champagne? In this course,, you will learn about the differences in sparkling wine and the romance, stories and accompanying facts One drinks sparkling wine from a glass called [...]

2.0 What is a sparkling wine?

Author: Dr. Clinton Lee

What is Sparkling Wine?Suggested VideosWhat is Sparkling Wine? What is a sparkling wine? Sparkling wine is wine that has enough dissolved Carbon Dioxide (CO2) in it to make it effervescent, the result being that the wine is full of bubbles We all know that when fermentation takes place, the following occurs: sugar is converted into [...]

3.0 Geography

Author: Dr. Clinton Lee

GeographyGeography Geography Nearly everyone knows that sparkling wine is made in the Champagne region of France, but where else is sparkling wine made? And, who most enjoys drinking these wines? Sparkling wine is associated with celebration and, in Napoleon's case, he said, "In victory we celebrate with it and in defeat we need it.“ Think [...]

4.0 History

Author: Dr. Clinton Lee

HistorySuggested VideoHistory History The carbonation of wine was originally an unintended consequence Usually, a dip in temperature would cause an interruption in the fermentation process Later, when temperatures would rise, the fermentation process would start up again, often when the wine was already on the way to its market The first wines that famously had [...]

5.0 How Sparkling wine is made

Author: Dr. Clinton Lee

How Sparkling wine is madeSuggested VideoHow Sparkling wine is made How Sparkling wine is made Growing conditions: Grapes for making sparkling wine are typically harvested slightly under-ripe. This naturally preserves the acid levels required for making a quality sparkling wine. For this reason, cooler wine-producing regions, which may struggle to grow grapes ripe enough for [...]

6.0 Serving Sparkling Wine

Author: Dr. Clinton Lee

Serving Sparkling WineSuggested VideosServing Sparkling Wine Serving Sparkling Wine Opening a sparkling wine Step 1: Remove the foil. You don't need a knife to remove the foil on a sparkling wine. It should easily tear off. Step 2: Take hold of the loop on the wire cage and turn it counter-clockwise 6 times to untwist [...]

7.0 Sparkling Wine Countries

Author: Dr. Clinton Lee

FranceThe WorldFrance France Map Of France Probably, the first country you think of when you think of sparkling wine is France, particularly the region of Champagne. This is hardly surprising. Not only is France the top producer of sparkling wine in the world, but Champagne enjoys an unrivaled reputation for making sparkling wine and is [...]

7.0A – Wine Tasting Equipment and Tasting List

Length: 30 minutesAuthor: Dr. Clinton LeeComplexity: Standard

IntroductionWine Tasting EquipmentAPWASI Wine Tasting MethodologySparkling Wine Tasting ListIntroduction Congratulations on your decision to learn even more about different cultures and people through your wine studies with APWASI Sparkling Wines. For some of you the wine adventure began with Wine Essentials I and then Wine essentials II. By now you are familiar and confident with [...]

8.0 Pairing sparkling wines with food

Author: Dr. Clinton Lee

Pairing sparkling wines with foodSuggested VideoPairing sparkling wines with food Pairing sparkling wines with food. Simply put, sparkling wines pair brilliantly with food. In fact, no other kind of wine is so versatile when pairing with food. Not only does sparkling wine create a refreshing balance to heavy foods like no other, but sparkling wines [...]

9.0 Conclusion

Author: Dr. Clinton Lee

ConclusionSuggested VideoConclusion Conclusion For some, the very best wines have bubbles Sparkling wines are incredibly versatile, pairing well with most food, yet enjoyable on their own For many, these wines are inexorably linked with celebration and are a necessary accompaniment to birthdays, weddings and other milestones For others, opening a great bottle of sparkling wine [...]

10.0 Course Feedback

Length: 10 minutesAuthor: Dr. Clinton LeeComplexity: Easy

Course Feedback Did you enjoy the content of the APWASI preview course? * YesNo 1. How would you rate the quality of this course? PoorAcceptableGoodVery GoodExcellentN/A 2. How did you find the course length & detail? ShortJust RightToo LongN/A 3. Were the course questions easy? EasyJust RightHardVery HardN/A 4. Would you recommend this course? YesNoN/A [...]

11.0 Final Exam

Author: Dr. Clinton Lee

Congratulations on your wonderful achievement of completing the course. The next step is to successfully pass the Final Examination. This examination is timed and there are 100 multiple choice questions with 65% being the pass mark. We strongly urge you, encourage you to study hard before you attempt to take the examination. Ensure you know […]