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Champagne Specialist: Understanding and Recommending Champagne’s Wines


Develop the skills required for the recommending, serving, selling and purchasing of Champagne wines and managing a cellar with the Champagne Specialist masterclass from the Comité Champagne.

The Comité Champagne has been carrying out training for 80 years, training over 10,000 professionals and future professionals every year in eight locations around the world
both in person and remotely. The Comité Champagne occupies a special place in the world of wine education due to their content resulting from a consensus among all Champagne’s actors.

Objectives of the course

  • Understanding and interpreting Champagne wine labels
  • Describing and assessing Champagne wines
  • How to store and serve Champagne wines in optimal condition
  • Recommending a Champagne wine by ascertaining a customer’s expectations and requirements and then making a range of proposals suited to their request
  • How to pair food and Champagne wines.

The focus is on practice through workshops and tastings, with a need for interactivity and active participation.

Who is this certification for?

This course is ideal for wine merchants, sommeliers, restaurant professionals, food distribution professionals and executives, buyers and sales personnel in the wine and spirits industry, professionals in the winegrowing industry, professionals in wine tourism, wine journalists, importers, wine trainers, students in the hotel and restaurant industry and in the luxury industry. More generally this course is for anyone seeking expertise in the field of recommending Champagne wines.


Completion of the Champagne MOOC or the future e-learning level 2 and reading the student’s handbook - approximately 7 hours of study in total.


14 hours of classes over three days including a 1-hour practical assessment and 1-hour theory assessment.

Price: 375.00£

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