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Two or three weeks of specialization in Wines and Spirit

Those intensive programmes are suited to all those who want to further their knowledge in the field of wine. Those intensive courses, dedicated to wine and spirit, is ideal for wine lovers, with or without previous knowledge, Culinary Arts students and those working in the hospitality/restaurant field.

The consultants share their techniques and expertise with all the participants, so that each and every one of them is able to understand the world of wine, via numerous tastings.

Classes take place at Le Cordon Bleu Paris institute, in a cellar-style tasting room, dedicated to wine, which has been equipped in partnership with Riedel Crystal glassware.

Each participant receives course materials covering all the themes studied during the training programme.

Key information

Prerequisites: Open to everyone

Course duration:
2 weeks, 55 hours
3 weeks, 83 hours
From Mondays to Fridays, from 9:30am to 5pm

Tuition fee:

2 weeks (10 - 21 January): €1,900
3 weeks (2 - 20 May): €2,600

The costs include a welcome coffee on the first day, course material and tastings. 

Teaching Method:

The equipment is loaned during the tastings. Course and written examination at the end of the training. 100% success rate in the last session.

Teaching language:

This course is taught in French and consecutively translated into English.

Le Cordon Bleu Paris institute is referenced in the Datadock (recognition of the quality of training).

This training is not eligible for the CPF Training Personal Account.


This training may be eligible as part of your professional project and your job search. A quote will be given to you by the institute on request for all your external financing procedures.

Personal Funding:
Directly with the institute.

French employees:
Internship costs can be financed by your company's skills development plan. Contact your Human Resources department.

In the context of partial unemployment, financing possible at 70% or 80% (long-term partial unemployment) within the framework of the FNE-Training system (agreement between your company and DIRECCTE).

Entrepreneur: Your accountant will contact the Training Insurance Fund / OPCO, specific to your branch.

Job seeker: This training may be eligible as part of your professional project and your job search. A quote will be given to you by the institute to register on the website linked to your region for funding by Pôle Emploi.

Programme details

  • Educational Objectives
    • Develop skills to assess the quality of a wine
    • Deepen one's knowledge of vineyards
    • Discover and understand the food and wine pairings
  • Course content
    • Introduction to tasting
    • Red, rosé and white vinifications as well as special vinifications
    • Study of the main French wine regions, tasting based on a selection of wines representative of the vineyard explored: Burgundy, Languedoc-Roussillon, Alsace and Jura, Champagne, Bordeaux, Loire and Rhône Valley
    • Cooking demonstration by a Le Cordon Bleu Chef with food and wine pairings
    • Discovery of wines from organic and biodynamic agriculture as well as natural wines
    • Third week: Study of the main European wine-producing countries, tasting based on a selection of wines representative of the countries explored: Portugal, Spain, Italy, Germany and Hungary
  • Certificate

    All participants in this training will take a written test and a blind tasting at the end of the program. A certificate of participation from Le Cordon Bleu Paris is issued at the end of the training by the Chef Sommelier. This training being sanctioned by an evaluation, a training certificate will be issued with regard to the trainee's results.

  • Dates and Tuition Fees

    Term Dates & Prices

    Select a date
    Jan 10, 2022 - Jan 21, 2022 ( Standard )
    € 1,900.00
    May 2, 2022 - May 20, 2022 ( Standard )
    € 2,600.00
The institute reserves the right to modify the induction procedure, fees, dates, organisation, and structure of all its training programmes.

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