I AM A WINE AGENT/CONSULTANT AND COORDINATOR OF WINE TASTINGS AND FOOD & WINE PAIRINGS.
ENROLLED AT CAPE WINE ACADEMY TO OBTAIN SOUTH AFRICAN WINE CERTIFICATE.
I am currently a practicing part time dentist but I have decided on a career change to follow my life-long dream of becoming a Wine Master and ultimately getting involved in the wine making industry.
I have started with training to qualify myself in this industry. I have enrolled to do THE SOUTH AFRICAN WINE COURSE and will be completed on 23/11/2013 (Cape Wine Academy).
The South African Wine Course is your introduction to wine, wine origins, and how to identify and compare wines through taste, sight and smell. On completion of the course, students can take an in-depth journey into South African wine with the Certificate Wine Course.
" The five taste sensations
" Cause and effect wine tasting
" Varieties and cultivars
" Storage and service
" Tutored white wine tasting.
" Harvesting of quality wine
" Winemaking practices
" Tutored red wine tasting.
I am doing the Wine and Food pairing course on 28/11/2013 with the Cape Wine Academy.
The wine and food course focuses on the combination of wine and food, highlighting its effect on taste.
" A cause and effect technical tasting (a wine tasted with the 5 different taste sensations)
" A short discussion on wine etiquette, glasses, wine accessories and wine styles.
" This is followed by starter portion food dishes, which you will match and compare to 8
• different wines, ranging from rose, different styles of white and red, as well as fortified wines, • all under the guidance of the presenter.
" Dishes include some of the traditionally "difficult" wine and food matches, and we look at • combinations that do work!"
After completion of the above course I will do the CERTIFICATE COURSE in April 2014. These courses are laying the foundation of becoming a fully qualified Wine Master.
Currently I am also a wine agent for Alluvia Wines, Stellenbosch and have already arranged my first Wine & Food pairing evening on 27/11/2013 in conjunction with Orabella Restaurant...
Dr. Traub Dental Surgeons
Adalat Tandheelkundige Centrum
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Mokopane - South Africa
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