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New Wine and Beverage Short Courses


Le Cordon Bleu London is pleased to introduce a range of new professional and recreational short courses to their wine and beverage portfolio. Joining the diverse range of wine courses already available, the new courses focus on wine in a restaurant context, and cover fascinating topics including different varieties of wine and other alcoholic drinks.

For those seeking a pathway into working within the wine world, the Working with Wines and Beverages in a Restaurant and Managing the Wine and Beverage Offer in a Restaurant certificate courses introduce students to key techniques in wine analysis and evaluation skills, and how to curate the wine and beverage list in a restaurant setting, looking at menus and other factors. These courses are ideal for anyone wishing to work as a sommelier or those looking to gain a better insight into how their restaurants wine offering can best be managed.

If you’re looking for something fun and informative, there are new masterclasses available to give you a lesson in your choice of tipple. Explore a specific beverage in depth with a masterclass in Beer and Cider, Sake, Gin & Tonic or Cider. Alternatively, take a detailed look into wine from Bordeaux, learn about Fortified Wines, discover Rioja or simply enjoy an Initiation to Wine Appreciation.

This being Le Cordon Bleu, there are of course new beverage classes with a culinary twist. Enjoy an evening cooking at the institute’s CORD restaurant, followed by wine pairings to enjoy with the food you have prepared. If you’re a cheese lover, explore the pleasures of pairing it with the perfect brew with the Beer and Cheese Pairing masterclass.

Le Cordon Bleu London’s Wine Development Manager, Matthieu Longuere MS, has a wealth of knowledge and industry experience. He has held senior sommelier positions in some of the UK’s leading hotels and restaurants. In 2005, he achieved the rarefied Master Sommelier Diploma, the highest achievable status for professional sommeliers. Matthieu oversees all of Le Cordon Bleu London’s Wine and Beverage courses, including the Diploma in Wine, Gastronomy and Management and the short courses focussing on wine and beverage studies.

If you’re interested in studying at Le Cordon Bleu, discover all our professional cookery courses and other culinary programmes.

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