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Harper College Continuing Education

Wine Sommelier

Badge earners are prepared to guide patrons through their wine needs in a restaurant, retail or wholesale setting. They are able to pair food with appropriate wine and have extensive knowledge about wines from around the globe. Completers have an extensive knowledge of the history of wine, characteristics of grape varieties, wine making regions and vintages. They are also skilled in wine presentation and discussing a wine’s characteristics with patrons.

Harper College Continuing Education
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What it takes to earn this badge

  • Complete two semester long courses for a total of 30 weeks.
  • Pass written exam and blind tasting exam
  • Demonstrate mastery of tasting methods
  • Recognize significance of wine producing regions globally
  • Understand the art of matching appropriate wine with specific food
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