Minnesota State Community and Technical College
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Fergus Falls, MN 56537

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This program is offered at the following locations:

Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Moorhead


Wine Studies

Minnesota State Community and Technical College

Program Details

  • Award: Certificate
  • Credits: 9
  • Delivery: Land/Campus
  • WIA certified: YES
  • Emphases: N/A

About this Program

The Wine Studies program provides training for a variety of occupations in the hospitality and food service industry as well as for in-home social settings. Students enrolling in this program learn to study wine varietals and styles with specific attention to their food compatibilities, and will be involved in extensive tasting of wine and food while focusing on the specific elements of interaction between the two. Discover creative ways to improve menu and wine list compatibilities. Explore the best equipment for professional wine service, including glasses, ice buckets, corkscrews, and more. Explore the characters of the world's top classic varieties and review their histories and food compatibilities with classical wine varietals. Acquire a comprehensive wine vocabulary using professional terms and learn to describe your sensory impressions and evaluation of a wine into words. The program requires the ability to work as part of a team and communicate well with others. Tact, courtesy, and a pleasant personality are important, as are a keen sense of taste and smell.

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