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VODKA
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What’s Vodka? Composed primarily of water and ethanol with traces of flavorings and impurities, vodka is a distilled alcoholic beverage. Vodka can be made from distilling numerous fermentable ingredients including corn, potatoes, grapes, beets, sugarcane and cereal grains.

Vodka is often distilled multiple times and sometimes filtered to remove all impurities, undesired flavors, and congeners. The lack of flavor allows it to be mixed with any number of other spirits and mixers for great versatility.

By the end of this course, you’ll understand how vodka is made, it’s ingredients and most importantly its flavors. Vodka is one of the most popular spirits in the world. And because of this popularity, you need to know about it and how it works with other spirits and mixers. 

WHAT ARE THE COURSE REQUIREMENTS?

  • Willingness to have fun and learn about Vodka

WHAT AM I GOING TO GET FROM THIS COURSE?

    • Understanding of how Vodka is made and its history
    • Learning the different styles of Vodka
    • Determining flavors and how they mix with other spirits or mixers

WHAT IS THE TARGET AUDIENCE?

      • Mixologists
      • Bartenders
      • Servers
      • Those eager to learn mixology
      • Someone wanting to get into the hospitality industry
      • Those who want to be masters of all their surroundings

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GIN
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Among many famous spirits, Gin is in a class of its own due to its herbal qualities & versatile mixing ability. It’s a traditional, clear alcoholic beverage, distilled from a grain mash. Gin gets its predominant flavor from juniper berries, but many other botanicals are added which gives Gin additional flavors and aromas.

By the end of this course, you’ll understand how gin is made, it’s ingredients and most importantly its flavor. As a bartender or server, you need to know about it, how it tastes and how it mixes. 

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?

  • Willingness to have fun and learn about Gin

WHAT AM I GOING TO GET FROM THIS COURSE?

    • Understanding of how Gin is made and its history
    • Learning the different styles of Gin
    • Determining Gin’s flavors and how they mix with other spirits or mixers

WHAT IS THE TARGET AUDIENCE?

      • Mixologists
      • Bartenders
      • Servers
      • Those eager to learn mixology
      • Someone wanting to get into the hospitality industry
      • Those who want to be master’s of all their surroundings

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RUM
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Made from the by-products of sugarcane production, such as molasses, or directly from sugarcane juice by a method of fermentation and subsequent distillation. Rum is a distilled alcoholic beverage. After distillation, a clear liquid is produced that is typically aged in oak barrels. 

Lighter rum is typically used in cocktails, while golden and darker rum is usually consumed by itself, i.e., straight or neat, or in cooking, but also commonly consumed with mixers. Premium rum is also produced and is made to be consumed either straight or on ice.

By the end of this course, you’ll understand how Rum is made, it’s ingredients and most importantly its flavor. Rum is a popular spirit in tropical climates and as a bartender or server, you need to know about it and how it mixes into cocktails such as a mojito or rum runner. 

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?

  • Willingness to have fun and learn about Rum

WHAT AM I GOING TO GET FROM THIS COURSE?

    • Understanding of how Rum is made and its history
    • Learning the different styles of Rum
    • Determining flavors and how they mix with other spirits or mixers

WHAT IS THE TARGET AUDIENCE?

      • Mixologists
      • Bartenders
      • Servers
      • Those eager to learn mixology
      • Someone wanting to get into the hospitality industry
      • Those who want to be master’s of all their surroundings

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WHISKEY, BOURBON & SCOTCH
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 Whiskey is an all-encompassing term that includes various types of Scotch, Bourbon, Tennessee, Rye, Blended Scotch, Irish, Australian and Canadian Whiskeys. It is a distilled brown spirit made from grain. Whiskey is unique in the sense that it has very complex aroma properties, (nearly 80 of them), which greatly enhance the enjoyment for the drinker when he has a drink of it. It is such a versatile spirit that it can be paired with other spirits and most foods. A knowledgeable bartender or server, gifted with the sense to work with all the different aromas in a Scotch or Bourbon, can create incredible whiskey-based cocktails and recommend the perfect accompanying cuisine. 

By the end of this course, you’ll understand how Whiskey is made, it’s ingredients and most importantly its flavor. Whiskey gains its flavors as it ages and as a bartender or server, you need to know about it. 

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?

  • Willingness to have fun and learn about Whiskey

WHAT AM I GOING TO GET FROM THIS COURSE?

    • Understanding of how Whiskey is made and its history
    • Learning the different styles of Whiskey
    • Determining flavors and how they mix with other spirits or mixers

WHAT IS THE TARGET AUDIENCE?

      • Mixologists
      • Bartenders
      • Servers
      • Those eager to learn mixology
      • Someone wanting to get into the hospitality industry
      • Those who want to be master’s of all their surroundings

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TEQUILA
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 Tequila the beverage is a distilled alcohol made from the blue agave plant. Tequila the beverage, originated in the city bearing its name in Mexico, which lies about 40 miles northwest of Guadalajara. The City of Tequila is located in the highlands of Jalisco, a western Mexican state.

The blue agave plant grows very well in the red volcanic soil of the region; here more than 300 million plants are harvested annually. The way agave grows depends on the region it is from. The Highlands region offers blue agaves that are larger and sweeter in taste and scent, but lowland agaves have a herbaceous aroma and flavor.

By the end of this course, you’ll understand how tequila is made, it’s ingredients and most importantly its flavor. Tequila gains its flavors as it ages and as a bartender or server, you need to know about it. There is much more to this spirit than shots alone. 

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?

  • Willingness to have fun and learn about Tequila

WHAT AM I GOING TO GET FROM THIS COURSE?

    • Understanding of how Tequila is made and its history
    • Learning the different styles of Tequila 
    • Determining flavors and how they mix with other spirits or mixers

WHAT IS THE TARGET AUDIENCE?

      • Mixologists
      • Bartenders
      • Servers
      • Those eager to learn mixology
      • Someone wanting to get into the hospitality industry
      • Those who want to be master’s of all their surroundings

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WINE
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Of all mass produced alcoholic drinks, wine is perhaps the most celebrated. No other alcohol has received as much attention as wine. Its ceremonial, religious and cultural symbolism dates back centuries and shows no signs of diminishing. There are too many aspects of wine culture, production, and varietals to give them all the respect they deserve. Here we will do our best to cover the major topics and aspects needed for a well-rounded understanding of the subject.

By the end of this course, you’ll understand how Wine is made, it’s ingredients and most importantly its flavor. Some types of wine gain flavors as they age and others aren’t aged at all. Wine is very important in the hospitality industry and as a bartender or server, you need to know about it. 

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?

  • Willingness to have fun and learn about Wine

WHAT AM I GOING TO GET FROM THIS COURSE?

    • Understanding of how Wine is made and its history
    • Learning the different styles of Wine
    • Determining flavors of the many different types of Wine

WHAT IS THE TARGET AUDIENCE?

      • Mixologists
      • Bartenders
      • Servers
      • Those eager to learn mixology
      • Someone wanting to get into the hospitality industry
      • Those who want to be master’s of all their surroundings

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COGNAC
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 Brandy derives its name from Brandywine, an Anglicized term for the Dutch Brandewijn or burnt wine. Dutch traders introduced secrets of brandy making to Northern Europe after learning about it in France and Spain.The distilleries made brandy by distillation of wine followed by storing the product in wooden barrels. The resulting spirit contained 35%- 60% alcohol by volume, an equivalent to 70–120 U.S. proof. 

Since the journey took time, the liquor stored in wooden casks improved in taste from the barrel contact. Removal of excess water from the storage casks also led to the formation of aroma compounds. With non-volatile substances like pigments, sugars, and salts having already been removed during further distillation its taste was different from the original wine. For the connoisseurs of liquor, it was a blessing in disguise since the traders’ attempts to reduce their tax burdens resulted in creating a new lucrative product.

By the end of this course, you’ll understand how Brandy is made, it’s ingredients and most importantly its flavor. Cognacs and all Brandies gain their flavors as it ages and as a bartender or server, you need to know about it. 

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?

  • Willingness to have fun and learn about Brandy 

WHAT AM I GOING TO GET FROM THIS COURSE?

    • Understanding of how Brandy is made and its history
    • Learning the different styles of Brandy
    • Determining flavors and how they mix with other spirits or mixers

WHAT IS THE TARGET AUDIENCE?

      • Mixologists
      • Bartenders
      • Servers
      • Those eager to learn mixology
      • Someone wanting to get into the hospitality industry
      • Those who want to be master’s of all their surroundings

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BEER
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 The highest consumed alcoholic beverage in the world is beer. After water and tea, it is the third most popular drink worldwide. It is most likely the oldest fermented drink still in existence. It is made via the saccharification of starch and by fermenting the sugar that results, yielding alcohol [beer].

The production of beer is referred to as brewing. Beer is typically flavored using hops. This adds some bitterness and acts as a natural preservative although flavoring with herbs and fruit may also be done. 

By the end of this course, you’ll understand how Beer is made, it’s ingredients and most importantly its flavor. Beer is beyond popular around the world, and there are numerous styles; as a bartender or server, you need to know about it. 

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?

  • Willingness to have fun and learn about Beer

WHAT AM I GOING TO GET FROM THIS COURSE?

    • Understanding of how Beer is made and its history
    • Learning the different styles of Beer 
    • Determining flavors that are synonymous with specific beer types 

WHAT IS THE TARGET AUDIENCE?

      • Mixologists
      • Bartenders
      • Servers
      • Those eager to learn mixology
      • Someone wanting to get into the hospitality industry
      • Those who want to be master’s of all their surroundings

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SAKE
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Sake is a clear alcoholic beverage which is made from fermented rice and water. The beverage has been popularly produced and consumed in Japan, and it is said that sake is an important part of the Shinto religion and contemporary Japanese culture. 

While rice is the main ingredient in its production, the quality of water is no less significant in brewing good sake. In Japan, “Sake” is a term which would mean beverages in general. The closest phonetic sound for “Sake” is SAH-keh. But the accurate term for sake is Nihonshu, pronounced as nee-HON-shoo, which is the same as the Japanese liquor.

By the end of this course, you’ll understand how Sake is made, it’s ingredients and most importantly its flavor. Sake is unique as it derives its different flavors depending on how much of the outer rice is polished off before fermentation As a qualified bartender or server, you need to know more about it, as most people don’t know much.  

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?

  • Willingness to have fun and learn about Sake

WHAT AM I GOING TO GET FROM THIS COURSE?

    • Understanding of how Sake is made and its history
    • Learning the different styles of Sake
    • Determining flavors in the various types of Sake

WHAT IS THE TARGET AUDIENCE?

      • Mixologists
      • Bartenders
      • Servers
      • Those eager to learn mixology
      • Someone wanting to get into the hospitality industry
      • Those who want to be master’s of all their surroundings

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CIGARS
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Cigars are cylindrically-shaped bundles of dried and fermented tobacco leaves that have been rolled tightly before packaging. Similar to cigarettes, they are meant to smoked. The tobacco used in making cigars is grown chiefly in countries like CubaBrazil, CameroonDominican Republic, Honduras, Mexico, and theUnited States but it’s also cultivated to a lesser extent in the Canary Islands, Indonesia, Nicaragua, thePhilippines, and many other countries. 

Much bigger than cigarettes and taking a longer time to smoke, the cigar is considered a sophisticated way of smoking tobacco. Cigars are rolled in many shapes and sizes but the standard shape is cylindrical with a rounded head is the most common.

By the end of this course, you’ll understand how Cigars are made, it’s ingredients and most importantly their flavors. Cigars can be aged or not, and their flavors are complex. Not all establishments serve cigars, but to be a fully rounded bartender or server, you should know about them. 

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?

  • Willingness to have fun and learn about Cigars

WHAT AM I GOING TO GET FROM THIS COURSE?

    • Understanding of how Cigars are made and their history
    • Learning the different styles of Cigars
    • Determining flavors of the different varieties of Cigars

WHAT IS THE TARGET AUDIENCE?

      • Mixologists
      • Bartenders
      • Servers
      • Those eager to learn mixology
      • Someone wanting to get into the hospitality industry
      • Those who want to be master’s of all their surroundings

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LIQUEURS & CORDIALS
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 Cordials and liqueurs are as much a part of a well-stocked bar, as vodka or scotch. Though the terms cordials and liqueurs are sometimes used interchangeably, in some regions of the world cordials are clearly distinguishable from liqueurs. For example, in member countries of the British Commonwealth, cordials are just concentrated fruit syrups with absolutely no alcohol content. But liqueurs in any country will typically contain some alcohol. The reason why the two are usually associated together is attributable to some commonalities like sweetness, their large scale use as flavoring agents and as taste accompaniments with other beverages. 

 

By the end of this course, you’ll understand how Liqueurs & Cordials are made, their ingredients and most importantly their flavors. As a bartender or server, you need to know about their flavors as they are integral to making cocktails and not typically consumed by themselves.  

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?

  • Willingness to have fun and learn about Liqueurs & Cordials

WHAT AM I GOING TO GET FROM THIS COURSE?

    • Understanding of how Liqueurs & Cordials are made and their history
    • Learning the different styles of Liqueurs & Cordials
    • Determining flavors and how they mix with other spirits or mixers

WHAT IS THE TARGET AUDIENCE?

      • Mixologists
      • Bartenders
      • Servers
      • Those eager to learn mixology
      • Someone wanting to get into the hospitality industry
      • Those who want to be master’s of all their surroundings

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RESTAURANT SERVICE TRAINING
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The job of a service or waitperson is often undermined and treated as an entry level position. This unfortunate misunderstanding has gone on for years.  This position requires skill and knowledge to be successful. Service people have to juggle the responsibilities of serving multiple groups of guests, all while dealing with management and working with others including kitchen personnel. This training program is focused on the ability to provide great guest service, maintaining a neat appearance and treating the patrons with respect, all while knowing proper service procedures in any environment. 

By the end of this course, you’ll understand how to serve guests properly in many different settings, multi-tasking skills and dealing with guests. 

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?

  • Willingness to have fun and learn about restaurant service skills

WHAT AM I GOING TO GET FROM THIS COURSE?

    • Understand basic & advanced service skills
    • Learn the different styles of restaurants and service
    • Develop skills to serve many guests & tables at the same time

 

WHAT IS THE TARGET AUDIENCE?

      • Current Servers
      • Someone wanting to get into the hospitality industry
      • Mixologists
      • Bartenders
      • Those who want to be master’s of all their surroundings

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BARTENDER & MIXOLOGY TRAINING
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Many people think that Bartending is quite as simple as pouring alcoholic ingredients into a drink and then handing out them out to guests. Nothing could be further from reality. Truly speaking, bartending is acquired service knowledge with the associated science and culinary prowess, which culminates into a high-end professional skill. Quality restaurants and bars rely heavily on the proficiency of bartenders, who are literally central to their business ventures.

By the end of this course, you’ll understand how Cigars are made, it’s ingredients and most importantly their flavors. Cigars can be aged or not, and their flavors are complex. Not all establishments serve cigars, but to be a fully rounded bartender or server, you should know about them. 

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?

  • Willingness to have fun, learn how to bartend and the world of mixology

WHAT AM I GOING TO GET FROM THIS COURSE?

    • Learn how to set up a bar, bar tools and how to use them
    • Understanding basic and advanced techniques in bartending
    • Comprehend cocktail categories, cocktail recipes and how to make them
    • Understanding what makes a bartender vs. a mixologist

 

WHAT IS THE TARGET AUDIENCE?

      • Mixologists
      • Bartenders
      • Servers
      • Those eager to learn mixology
      • Someone wanting to get into the hospitality industry
      • Those who want to be master’s of all their surroundings

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CUSTOM COURSES
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We believe every hospitality business is unique. This is why BeverageEdu.com offers CUSTOMIZED TRAINING for your hospitality business. We can create any hospitality related course, (beverage related or not), on any subject for staff, on menus or service, for restaurant and bar owners.

Not only are we a fantastic bartending school, which teaches cocktail/alcohol knowledge, beverage pairing, opening bottles of wine/champagne, wine selection, service skills and proper cigar service but we do much more!

We create courses based on what you feel is most important for your staff and omit what is not. The key to a successful bar or restaurant is a knowledgeable staff. For that to occur they must be trained. Custom course programs include all of our basic courses with the addition of custom courses. Only available for businesses or groups of individuals. Business owners & managers please inquire for more information.

 

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?

  • Willingness to have fun and learn about hospitality

WHAT AM I GOING TO GET FROM THIS COURSE?

    • All of the skills & knowledge from our basic courses
    • Learn all the items created for custom needs of each business as determined by the employer
    • Extra tips due to superior knowledge and expertise in service

 

WHAT IS THE TARGET AUDIENCE?

      • Mixologists
      • Bartenders
      • Servers
      • Those eager to learn bartending & mixology
      • Someone wanting to get into the hospitality industry
      • Those who want to be masters of all their surroundings

Want to learn more?

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PAIRINGS
LEARN HOW TO PAIR BEER, WINE OR SPIRIT WITH ANY FOOD!
WINE PAIRING
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Wine & Food Pairings. Pairing the right wine with the right meal is an art form with a long history. While pairing meals with craft brewed beers and cocktails is newer, Wine Sommeliers have been in restaurants since the French Revolution, assisting guests by recommending the perfect wine to accompany their meal.

There are five basic types of wine: reds, whites, rosés, sparkling wines (come in red, white, and rosé), and fortified wines (come in red and white). While the most common rule to wine pairings is reds with red meats (more robust) and whites with white meat (more delicate), much will depend on taste and there are no hard and fast rules.

Some people will strongly prefer one type over the other and then you need to find a match within that color. Others will want to experiment more. As with any other type of alcohol and food pairing, there is no wrong answer. While sweet wines will compliment spicy foods it is worth noting that really spicy dishes may be best served with a craft brewed beer rather than wine. Wine and food from similar regions often pair well as they tend to have evolved together.

By the end of this tutorial, you’ll learn the most important skill that sommeliers have. You’ll understand about different types of wine and their specific flavors. You’ll be able to determine which wine, (red, white, rose or champagne) goes best with all kinds of cuisine.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?

  • Willingness to have fun and learn how to pair wine with food

WHAT AM I GOING TO GET FROM THIS COURSE?

    • Learn the different flavors & types of wine
    • Understand how various flavors in food complement each type of wine
    • Gain the ability to pair any wine type with different foods from all over the world

WHAT IS THE TARGET AUDIENCE?

      • Mixologists
      • Bartenders
      • Servers
      • Those eager to learn bartending & mixology
      • Someone wanting to get into the hospitality industry
      • Those who want to be masters of all their surroundings

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COCKTAIL PAIRING
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Spirits, Cocktails & Food Pairings. When serving straight alcohol as a meal accompaniment, it is usually best to recommend either adding an ice cube or two or a splash of water, even if the guest typically prefers their spirits served neat. The added water makes the nuances of the alcohol more accessible to the palate and allows it to combine better with food. This could be akin to aerating wine to bring out more flavors.

In general, robustly flavored foods match best with distilled spirits. Although many have a range of strengths and tastes within a single variety of alcohol, few can be described as delicate, particularly when served on the rocks. They need meals that will stand up to them, rather than be overwhelmed by them. In some cases, such as Tequila, the local cuisine is a perfect match. But don`t let that limit you though, experimentation remains key…

By the end of this tutorial, you’ll learn that surprisingly; hard alcohol either straight or mixed in a cocktail can be paired with food. You’ll be able to determine which cocktail or spirit goes with all kinds of cuisine.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?

  • Willingness to have fun and learn how to pair hard alcohol & cocktails with food

WHAT AM I GOING TO GET FROM THIS COURSE?

    • Learn the different flavors & types of spirits/cocktails
    • Understand how various flavors in food complement spirits and cocktails
    • Gain the ability to pair any spirit or cocktail with different foods from all over the world

WHAT IS THE TARGET AUDIENCE?

      • Mixologists
      • Bartenders
      • Servers
      • Those eager to learn bartending & mixology
      • Someone wanting to get into the hospitality industry
      • Those who want to be masters of all their surroundings

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BEER PAIRING
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Beer & Food Pairing. For many years, beer was ignored when it came to food pairings. It was considered fit for bar food and not much else, but that has changed in the last few years. There is a huge range of tastes available in craft beers and many brewers are experimenting with nuts, spices, fruit, chocolate and other flavorings creating an ever-widening world of taste possibilities.

If you are going to compare beers to wine pairings, the thought is that Ales are more like Red wines in terms of flavors that pair well with them while Lagers are more closely related to White wine pairings.

By the end of this tutorial, you’ll understand that beer is just as versatile in flavors and types; as wine. This versatility allows it to pair with all kinds of cuisine and here you’ll learn how to pair them together.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?

  • Willingness to have fun and learn how to pair beer with food

WHAT AM I GOING TO GET FROM THIS COURSE?

    • Learn the different flavors & types of beer
    • Understand how various flavors in food complement beer
    • Gain the ability to pair any beer with different foods from all over the world

WHAT IS THE TARGET AUDIENCE?

      • Mixologists
      • Bartenders
      • Servers
      • Those eager to learn bartending & mixology
      • Someone wanting to get into the hospitality industry
      • Those who want to be masters of all their surroundings

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SAKE PAIRING
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Sake & Food Pairings. Although Sake is generally associated with Japanese food, it can be a great companion to many non-Asian meals. Sake can also be used in place of wine when cooking, with great results. As with wine and food pairings, you can either try to match or contrast the flavors of Sake with food. Sake can be incredibly complex and there are many different aspects to its taste. In general, it has a lower acidity than wine and no tannins or preservatives.

The flavors can range from herbal and nutty to fruity and floral, to “rice-like”. While most foods can be paired with Sake, very strongly flavored foods or heavily spiced meals are generally not good choices. Unlike wine, Sake works very well as an accompaniment to foods using heavier amounts of vinegar or soy sauce. The secret of Sake and food pairing, (or any pairing for that matter), is to experiment. There’s no wrong combination, as long as you enjoy it.

By the end of this tutorial, you’ll learn the most important skill that sommeliers have. You’ll understand about different quality levels, types of sake and their specific flavors. You’ll be able to determine which sake goes best with all kinds of cuisine.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?

  • Willingness to have fun and learn how to pair sake with food

WHAT AM I GOING TO GET FROM THIS COURSE?

    • Learn the different flavors & types of sake
    • Understand how various flavors in food complement each type of sake
    • Gain the ability to pair any sake type with different foods from all over the world

WHAT IS THE TARGET AUDIENCE?

      • Mixologists
      • Bartenders
      • Servers
      • Those eager to learn bartending & mixology
      • Someone wanting to get into the hospitality industry
      • Those who want to be masters of all their surroundings

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CIGAR PAIRING
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Cigar & Alcohol Pairing. While many people enjoy a great glass of wine or a good cigar, not often enough do they try the two together. Although cigars are most often paired with spirits, such as Cognac or Scotch, there are many other great pairings that can be done with cigars. Like wine, cigars have different degrees of body and tasting notes that are indicative of where the tobacco was grown and how the cigar was prepared. As with all pairings, much will come down to individual tastes and there are no wrong answers. Experimenting with what you enjoy is the key to success.

By the end of this tutorial, you’ll understand that cigars have different flavors and intensities based on type of tobacco and region it’s from. You’ll know the most popular type of cigar brands, their flavors and which ones pair best with each type of beer, liquor or wine.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?

  • Willingness to have fun and learn how to pair cigars with alcohol

WHAT AM I GOING TO GET FROM THIS COURSE?

    • Learn the different flavors & intensities of cigars
    • Understand various tobacco regions
    • Learn about the major brands of cigars
    • Gain the ability to pair any cigar with different beer, liquors and all wines

WHAT IS THE TARGET AUDIENCE?

      • Mixologists
      • Bartenders
      • Servers
      • Those eager to learn bartending & mixology
      • Someone wanting to get into the hospitality industry
      • Those who want to be masters of all their surroundings

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TUTORIALS
LEARN THE TECHNIQUES THAT EXPERT BARTENDERS AND MIXOLOGISTS KNOW!
DISTILLATION
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Distillation. Fermentation can be used to makes wines, ciders (sugars from pears, apples, etc.), and beer. To produce an alcohol with much higher alcohol content it can only be accomplished through distillation. Distillation is a physical process through which we separate the fermented alcohol from non-alcoholic liquids. The result of this process increases the ABV (Alcohol by Volume), removes color from the liquid being distilled and changes the taste and flavor.

By the end of this tutorial, you’ll learn how hard alcohol is made. You’ll understand the difference between fermentation, distillation & brewing and how the process that makes the alcohol will determine the strength and flavor of the final product.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?

  • Willingness to have fun and learn how hard alcohol is made

WHAT AM I GOING TO GET FROM THIS COURSE?

    • Learn how hard alcohol is made
    • Understand the difference between distillation, fermentation & brewing
    • Understand how the method of making an alcohol affects the final strength and flavor of an alcohol

WHAT IS THE TARGET AUDIENCE?

      • Mixologists
      • Bartenders
      • Servers
      • Those eager to learn bartending & mixology
      • Someone wanting to get into the hospitality industry
      • Those who want to be masters of all their surroundings

Want to learn more?

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READING WINE LABELS
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Understanding Wine Labels. Deciphering wine labels can often be confusing. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of information contained in a small area, using terms that all may not be familiar with. Additionally, there is no universal standard for labeling wine. (The country of origin typically sets the rules for how bottles should be labeled).

Sometimes a grape varietal is listed and other times just a region is mentioned; which can make determining what kind of wine is contained in the bottle unclear. We will review how to decode wine labels enabling you to know what type of wine, region or vineyard and other pertinent information.

By the end of this tutorial, you’ll understand how to read a wine label from any country. You will be able to determine what quality or type of wine is in the bottle based on the abbreviations or other names for the same types of wine.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?

  • Willingness to have fun and learn how to understand any win label

WHAT AM I GOING TO GET FROM THIS COURSE?

    • How to read a wine label
    • Understand abbreviations on wine labels
    • Be able to determine a wine’s quality level from the label
    • Learn what type of wine is in the bottle, even if the type of grape is not listed on the label

 

WHAT IS THE TARGET AUDIENCE?

      • Mixologists
      • Bartenders
      • Servers
      • Those eager to learn bartending & mixology
      • Someone wanting to get into the hospitality industry
      • Those who want to be masters of all their surroundings

Want to learn more?

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VINIFICATION
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Many people think that Bartending is quite as simple as pouring alcoholic ingredients into a drink and then handing out them out to guests. Nothing could be further from reality. Truly speaking, bartending is acquired service knowledge with the associated science and culinary prowess, which culminates into a high-end professional skill. Quality restaurants and bars rely heavily on the proficiency of bartenders, who are literally central to their business ventures.

By the end of this course, you’ll understand how Cigars are made, it’s ingredients and most importantly their flavors. Cigars can be aged or not, and their flavors are complex. Not all establishments serve cigars, but to be a fully rounded bartender or server, you should know about them. 

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?

  • Willingness to have fun and learn about Cigars

WHAT AM I GOING TO GET FROM THIS COURSE?

    • Understanding of how Cigars are made and their history
    • Learning the different styles of Cigars
    • Determining flavors of the different varieties of Cigars

WHAT IS THE TARGET AUDIENCE?

      • Mixologists
      • Bartenders
      • Servers
      • Those eager to learn mixology
      • Someone wanting to get into the hospitality industry
      • Those who want to be master’s of all their surroundings

Want to learn more?

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1855 BORDEAUX CLASSIFICATION
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About This Tutorial -

The Official Bordeaux Wine Classification of 1855. In 1855, Emperor Napoleon III arranged the Universal Exposition in Paris. This was a huge exhibition designed to advertise the best products of France to the rest of the world. Prior to the fair, the emperor invited the Bordeaux Chamber of Commerce and the city’s wine guild to collaborate to compile a list of the greatest wine estates. The resultant list ranked the châteaux, or wine houses, into five classes in descending order of quality from “First Growth” to “Fifth Growth”. This system, still in use today, is the wine trade simply following the unspoken and universally accepted preferences that has now existed for years.

By the end of this tutorial, you will understand what the 1855 Wine Classification of Bordeaux is. You’ll know which wine vineyards are classified under the various “crus” and what the regions are in Bordeaux, France.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?

  • Willingness to have fun and learn how to determine if a wine has gone bad

WHAT AM I GOING TO GET FROM THIS COURSE?

    • Learn what the 1855 Wine Classification of Bordeaux is
    • Understand the terms “cru” and “appellation”
    • Knowledge of which vineyards are classified in which category
    • Understand the regions of Bordeaux, France

 

WHAT IS THE TARGET AUDIENCE?

      • Mixologists
      • Bartenders
      • Servers
      • Those eager to learn bartending & mixology
      • Someone wanting to get into the hospitality industry
      • Those who want to be masters of all their surroundings

Want to learn more?

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DETECTING WINE FLAWS
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Detecting Wine Faults. Wine drinking throughout history has been important to various cultures and societies for many reasons: religious, social, and to cure one’s sorrows. Wine is a beverage with a storied history, dating back to Ancient Egypt and longer and will no doubt carry on until the end of time.

Regardless of the type wine selected at the store or from an establishment’s menu, it is imperative to know how to detect the flaws in a wine. To that end, we’ll discuss some common wine imperfections and how to detect them in this tutorial.

Specificallywe will look at:

Cork Taint

Oxidation

Sulphur

High Acidity

Brettanomyces

Sediments and Deposits

Heat

By the end of this tutorial, you will be able to determine the various wine faults possible, what causes them and how to prevent them when possible.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?

  • Willingness to have fun and learn how to determine if a wine has gone bad

WHAT AM I GOING TO GET FROM THIS COURSE?

    • Learn how to detect a wine fault
    • Understand the various wine faults possible
    • Gain the ability to recognize a bad wine by sight before purchase
    • Learn how to store wine properly to prevent a wine from spoiling
    •  

WHAT IS THE TARGET AUDIENCE?

      • Mixologists
      • Bartenders
      • Servers
      • Those eager to learn bartending & mixology
      • Someone wanting to get into the hospitality industry
      • Those who want to be masters of all their surroundings

Want to learn more?

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SABRAGE
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Sabrage: The act of opening a bottle, usually champagne, with a sabre.

- The Oxford English Dictionary.

Not that common but spectacular when executed properly; the art of Sabrage can be a great way to start a formal dinner or end a ceremony. The dramatic nature of a sabre (short sword) in someone’s hand alone is something most would take note of. Add a bottle of Champagne and all will be paying attention to what’s going to happen next. While not often called for, we will learn how to execute this timeless and thrilling way to open Champagne. The technique of opening Champagne with sabres became popular just after the French Revolution when the sabre was the weapon of choice of Napoleon’s cavalry. At celebrations, the cavalry would open Champagne with their sabres.

By the end of this tutorial, you’ll learn how to open a bottle of champagne with a sword (sabre).

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?

  • Willingness to have fun and learn how to open a bottle of champagne

WHAT AM I GOING TO GET FROM THIS COURSE?

    • Learn how to open a bottle champagne with a sabre

WHAT IS THE TARGET AUDIENCE?

      • Mixologists
      • Bartenders
      • Servers
      • Those eager to learn bartending & mixology
      • Someone wanting to get into the hospitality industry
      • Those who want to be masters of all their surroundings

Want to learn more?

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BREWING
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Brewing. Brewing is the method of producing an alcoholic beverage by steeping a starch product, usually a cereal grain, in water and then fermenting it by adding yeast.  Beer is the most common form of this type of beverage but Japanese Sake with some variations is also brewed. Archaeological evidence provides clues suggesting that brewing has been done since around the sixth millennium B.C. in ancient Egypt. The brewing process consists of several steps (to be discussed in full detail later in this tutorial) which include: malting, mashing, milling, boiling, lautering, fermenting, filtering, conditioning, and packaging; of which fermentation is the most critical.

By the end of this tutorial, you’ll learn how beer is made. You’ll understand the difference between fermentation, distillation & brewing and how the process that makes the alcohol will determine the strength and flavor of the final product.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?

  • Willingness to have fun and learn how beer is made

WHAT AM I GOING TO GET FROM THIS COURSE?

    • Learn how beer is made
    • Understand the difference between brewing, fermentation & distillation
    • Understand how the method of making an alcohol affects the final strength and flavor of a beer

WHAT IS THE TARGET AUDIENCE?

      • Mixologists
      • Bartenders
      • Servers
      • Those eager to learn bartending & mixology
      • Someone wanting to get into the hospitality industry
      • Those who want to be masters of all their surroundings

Want to learn more?

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Class is in Session. Drink Up!

 

 

CIGAR SERVICE
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Cigar service is an art and when done properly adds to the whole experience of enjoyment for the guest. This service can be seen as similar to wine service. Anyone can open a bottle of wine or cut a cigar but guiding and servicing properly makes all the difference, for both experiences.

Unfortunately, as this type of service diminishes, nowadays we’re typically left with a humidor on the back bar, dried out cigars and unknowledgeable staff that know little to nothing about cigars or how to properly serve them. Here we will outline the steps for proper cigar service and the various forms of cutting and lighting.

By the end of this tutorial, you’ll learn be able to know the flavor of a cigar based on sight alone! You’ll also be able to recommend and serve cigars to others as well as, cut cigars with all the different type of cigar cutters.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?

  • Willingness to have fun and learn how to select, cut and light cigars

WHAT AM I GOING TO GET FROM THIS COURSE?

    • Learn how to know what a cigar tastes like based on the color wrapper
    • Gain skill in cutting cigar techniques with various cutter types
    • Attain the ability to recommend and serve cigars to others, including lighting

 

WHAT IS THE TARGET AUDIENCE?

      • Mixologists
      • Bartenders
      • Servers
      • Those eager to learn bartending & mixology
      • Someone wanting to get into the hospitality industry
      • Those who want to be masters of all their surroundings

Want to learn more?

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WINE TASTING
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Tasting wine is the simply the activity of drinking wine to examine its flavors. The activity has exploded in popularity in North America and Europe over the centuries evolving into a formal discipline with its own terminology and professionals called Sommeliers that are trained on the distinctions of wine flavors and regions. You don’t need the costly and rigorous certification of a Sommelier to learn how to appreciate the subtle nuances in flavor and aroma of a wine. Here we discuss how to taste wine.

By the end of this tutorial, you’ll learn how to taste determine the different flavors in wine. You’ll be able to taste, smell and see the variances between new and old world wines.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?

  • Willingness to have fun and learn how to taste wine

WHAT AM I GOING TO GET FROM THIS COURSE?

    • Learn how to taste wine
    • Gain skill in wine tasting techniques including the sights, smells and tastes of wine
    • Understand and taste the differences between new & old world wine

WHAT IS THE TARGET AUDIENCE?

      • Mixologists
      • Bartenders
      • Servers
      • Those eager to learn bartending & mixology
      • Someone wanting to get into the hospitality industry
      • Those who want to be masters of all their surroundings

Want to learn more?

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DRAFT BEER SERVICE
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“Tapping” kegs, pouring draft beer & more. Kegs have emerged as the cheap and efficient to provide beer to large numbers of people (over your local drinking age) at pubs, restaurants, parties and other social gatherings. While a keg looks like a giant can, it requires a little finesse to open correctly.  Pouring beer from a draft system is not the same as from a bottle. Unless done properly, there could be all foam and no beer or no foam and flat. A balance of beer with a small amount of foam at the top of the glass is the ideal.

By the end of this tutorial, you’ll learn how to “tap” a keg of beer, (or open it) so that you may dispense beer. You’ll also learn to pour a draft beer like a professional.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?

  • Willingness to have fun and learn how to “tap” a beer keg and pour a draft beer

WHAT AM I GOING TO GET FROM THIS COURSE?

    • Learn how to “tap” a beer keg
    • Gain skill in a pouring a draft beer correctly
    • Understand what a black & tan is and how to pour one and a Guinness beer

WHAT IS THE TARGET AUDIENCE?

      • Mixologists
      • Bartenders
      • Servers
      • Those eager to learn bartending & mixology
      • Someone wanting to get into the hospitality industry
      • Those who want to be masters of all their surroundings

Want to learn more?

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WINE SERVICE
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Still, Sparkling Wine Opening & Decanting Wine Procedures. Here we’ll review the basic steps of service for opening still and sparkling wines, tableside in a restaurant setting. Additionally, we’ll review procedures on decanting wines. The basic service principles are the same for still or sparkling wine; however sparkling wine involves a few extra steps and items needed for service. Decanting requires much more attention to detail and steps of service, but is easily mastered once reviewed here.

By the end of this tutorial, you’ll understand how to open a bottle of wine or champagne. What decanting is, how to do it and why it helps a wines taste.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?

  • Willingness to have fun and learn how to serve wine properly

WHAT AM I GOING TO GET FROM THIS COURSE?

    • How to open a bottle of Champagne
    • How to open a bottle of Wine
    • Learn what a decanter is
    • Understand why decanting is important
    • How to decant wine

 

WHAT IS THE TARGET AUDIENCE?

      • Mixologists
      • Bartenders
      • Servers
      • Those eager to learn bartending & mixology
      • Someone wanting to get into the hospitality industry
      • Those who want to be masters of all their surroundings

Want to learn more?

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Class is in Session. Drink Up!

1855 BORDEAUX CLASSIFICATION
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About This Tutorial -

The Official Bordeaux Wine Classification of 1855. In 1855, Emperor Napoleon III arranged the Universal Exposition in Paris. This was a huge exhibition designed to advertise the best products of France to the rest of the world. Prior to the fair, the emperor invited the Bordeaux Chamber of Commerce and the city’s wine guild to collaborate to compile a list of the greatest wine estates. The resultant list ranked the châteaux, or wine houses, into five classes in descending order of quality from “First Growth” to “Fifth Growth”. This system, still in use today, is the wine trade simply following the unspoken and universally accepted preferences that has now existed for years.

By the end of this tutorial, you will understand what the 1855 Wine Classification of Bordeaux is. You’ll know which wine vineyards are classified under the various “crus” and what the regions are in Bordeaux, France.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?

  • Willingness to have fun and learn how to determine if a wine has gone bad

WHAT AM I GOING TO GET FROM THIS COURSE?

    • Learn what the 1855 Wine Classification of Bordeaux is
    • Understand the terms “cru” and “appellation”
    • Knowledge of which vineyards are classified in which category
    • Understand the regions of Bordeaux, France

 

WHAT IS THE TARGET AUDIENCE?

      • Mixologists
      • Bartenders
      • Servers
      • Those eager to learn bartending & mixology
      • Someone wanting to get into the hospitality industry
      • Those who want to be masters of all their surroundings

Want to learn more?

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Class is in Session. Drink Up!

 

 

DISTILLATION
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Distillation. Fermentation can be used to makes wines, ciders (sugars from pears, apples, etc.), and beer. To produce an alcohol with much higher alcohol content it can only be accomplished through distillation. Distillation is a physical process through which we separate the fermented alcohol from non-alcoholic liquids. The result of this process increases the ABV (Alcohol by Volume), removes color from the liquid being distilled and changes the taste and flavor.

By the end of this tutorial, you’ll learn how hard alcohol is made. You’ll understand the difference between fermentation, distillation & brewing and how the process that makes the alcohol will determine the strength and flavor of the final product.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?

  • Willingness to have fun and learn how hard alcohol is made

WHAT AM I GOING TO GET FROM THIS COURSE?

    • Learn how hard alcohol is made
    • Understand the difference between distillation, fermentation & brewing
    • Understand how the method of making an alcohol affects the final strength and flavor of an alcohol

WHAT IS THE TARGET AUDIENCE?

      • Mixologists
      • Bartenders
      • Servers
      • Those eager to learn bartending & mixology
      • Someone wanting to get into the hospitality industry
      • Those who want to be masters of all their surroundings

Want to learn more?

Turning amateurs to experts. Beverage Edu.com

Class is in Session. Drink Up!

 

DRAFT BEER SERVICE
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About This Tutorial -

“Tapping” kegs, pouring draft beer & more. Kegs have emerged as the cheap and efficient to provide beer to large numbers of people (over your local drinking age) at pubs, restaurants, parties and other social gatherings. While a keg looks like a giant can, it requires a little finesse to open correctly.  Pouring beer from a draft system is not the same as from a bottle. Unless done properly, there could be all foam and no beer or no foam and flat. A balance of beer with a small amount of foam at the top of the glass is the ideal.

By the end of this tutorial, you’ll learn how to “tap” a keg of beer, (or open it) so that you may dispense beer. You’ll also learn to pour a draft beer like a professional.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?

  • Willingness to have fun and learn how to “tap” a beer keg and pour a draft beer

WHAT AM I GOING TO GET FROM THIS COURSE?

    • Learn how to “tap” a beer keg
    • Gain skill in a pouring a draft beer correctly
    • Understand what a black & tan is and how to pour one and a Guinness beer

WHAT IS THE TARGET AUDIENCE?

      • Mixologists
      • Bartenders
      • Servers
      • Those eager to learn bartending & mixology
      • Someone wanting to get into the hospitality industry
      • Those who want to be masters of all their surroundings

Want to learn more?

Turning amateurs to experts. Beverage Edu.com

Class is in Session. Drink Up!

 

CIGAR SERVICE
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About This Tutorial -

Cigar service is an art and when done properly adds to the whole experience of enjoyment for the guest. This service can be seen as similar to wine service. Anyone can open a bottle of wine or cut a cigar but guiding and servicing properly makes all the difference, for both experiences.

Unfortunately, as this type of service diminishes, nowadays we’re typically left with a humidor on the back bar, dried out cigars and unknowledgeable staff that know little to nothing about cigars or how to properly serve them. Here we will outline the steps for proper cigar service and the various forms of cutting and lighting.

By the end of this tutorial, you’ll learn be able to know the flavor of a cigar based on sight alone! You’ll also be able to recommend and serve cigars to others as well as, cut cigars with all the different type of cigar cutters.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?

  • Willingness to have fun and learn how to select, cut and light cigars

WHAT AM I GOING TO GET FROM THIS COURSE?

    • Learn how to know what a cigar tastes like based on the color wrapper
    • Gain skill in cutting cigar techniques with various cutter types
    • Attain the ability to recommend and serve cigars to others, including lighting

 

WHAT IS THE TARGET AUDIENCE?

      • Mixologists
      • Bartenders
      • Servers
      • Those eager to learn bartending & mixology
      • Someone wanting to get into the hospitality industry
      • Those who want to be masters of all their surroundings

Want to learn more?

Turning amateurs to experts. Beverage Edu.com

Class is in Session. Drink Up!

 

SABRAGE
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About This Tutorial -

Sabrage: The act of opening a bottle, usually champagne, with a sabre.

- The Oxford English Dictionary.

Not that common but spectacular when executed properly; the art of Sabrage can be a great way to start a formal dinner or end a ceremony. The dramatic nature of a sabre (short sword) in someone’s hand alone is something most would take note of. Add a bottle of Champagne and all will be paying attention to what’s going to happen next. While not often called for, we will learn how to execute this timeless and thrilling way to open Champagne. The technique of opening Champagne with sabres became popular just after the French Revolution when the sabre was the weapon of choice of Napoleon’s cavalry. At celebrations, the cavalry would open Champagne with their sabres.

By the end of this tutorial, you’ll learn how to open a bottle of champagne with a sword (sabre).

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?

  • Willingness to have fun and learn how to open a bottle of champagne

WHAT AM I GOING TO GET FROM THIS COURSE?

    • Learn how to open a bottle champagne with a sabre

WHAT IS THE TARGET AUDIENCE?

      • Mixologists
      • Bartenders
      • Servers
      • Those eager to learn bartending & mixology
      • Someone wanting to get into the hospitality industry
      • Those who want to be masters of all their surroundings

Want to learn more?

Turning amateurs to experts. Beverage Edu.com

Class is in Session. Drink Up!

 

 

READING WINE LABELS
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About This Tutorial -

Understanding Wine Labels. Deciphering wine labels can often be confusing. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of information contained in a small area, using terms that all may not be familiar with. Additionally, there is no universal standard for labeling wine. (The country of origin typically sets the rules for how bottles should be labeled).

Sometimes a grape varietal is listed and other times just a region is mentioned; which can make determining what kind of wine is contained in the bottle unclear. We will review how to decode wine labels enabling you to know what type of wine, region or vineyard and other pertinent information.

By the end of this tutorial, you’ll understand how to read a wine label from any country. You will be able to determine what quality or type of wine is in the bottle based on the abbreviations or other names for the same types of wine.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?

  • Willingness to have fun and learn how to understand any win label

WHAT AM I GOING TO GET FROM THIS COURSE?

    • How to read a wine label
    • Understand abbreviations on wine labels
    • Be able to determine a wine’s quality level from the label
    • Learn what type of wine is in the bottle, even if the type of grape is not listed on the label

 

WHAT IS THE TARGET AUDIENCE?

      • Mixologists
      • Bartenders
      • Servers
      • Those eager to learn bartending & mixology
      • Someone wanting to get into the hospitality industry
      • Those who want to be masters of all their surroundings

Want to learn more?

Turning amateurs to experts. Beverage Edu.com

Class is in Session. Drink Up!

 

WINE SERVICE
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About This Tutorial -

Still, Sparkling Wine Opening & Decanting Wine Procedures. Here we’ll review the basic steps of service for opening still and sparkling wines, tableside in a restaurant setting. Additionally, we’ll review procedures on decanting wines. The basic service principles are the same for still or sparkling wine; however sparkling wine involves a few extra steps and items needed for service. Decanting requires much more attention to detail and steps of service, but is easily mastered once reviewed here.

By the end of this tutorial, you’ll understand how to open a bottle of wine or champagne. What decanting is, how to do it and why it helps a wines taste.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?

  • Willingness to have fun and learn how to serve wine properly

WHAT AM I GOING TO GET FROM THIS COURSE?

    • How to open a bottle of Champagne
    • How to open a bottle of Wine
    • Learn what a decanter is
    • Understand why decanting is important
    • How to decant wine

 

WHAT IS THE TARGET AUDIENCE?

      • Mixologists
      • Bartenders
      • Servers
      • Those eager to learn bartending & mixology
      • Someone wanting to get into the hospitality industry
      • Those who want to be masters of all their surroundings

Want to learn more?

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Class is in Session. Drink Up!

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VODKA
About This Course -   What’s Vodka? Composed primarily of water and ethanol with traces... Read More
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GIN
About This Course -   Among many famous spirits, Gin is in a class of its own due to its herbal qualities & versatile mixi... Read More
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About This Course -    Whiskey is an all-encompassing term that includes various types of Scotch, Bourbon, Tenness... Read More
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About This Course -    Tequila the beverage is a distilled alcohol made from the blue agave plant. Tequila the bev... Read More
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COGNAC
About This Course -    Brandy derives its name from Brandywine, an Anglicized term for the Dutch Brandewijn or bur... Read More
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BEER
About This Course -    The highest consumed alcoholic beverage in the world is beer. After water and tea, it is th... Read More
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SAKE
About This Course -   Sake is a clear alcoholic beverage which is made from fermented rice and water. The beverage ... Read More
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About This Course -   Cigars are cylindrically-shaped bundles of dried and fermented tobacco leaves that have been ... Read More
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LIQUEURS & CORDIALS
About This Course -    Cordials and liqueurs are as much a part of a well-stocked bar, as vodka or scotch. Though... Read More
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About This Course -   The job of a service or waitperson is often undermined and treated as an entry level position... Read More
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About This Course -   Many people think that Bartending is quite as simple as pouring alcoholic in... Read More
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About This Course-   We believe every hospitality business is unique. This is why BeverageEdu.co... Read More
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LEARN HOW TO PAIR BEER, WINE OR SPIRIT WITH ANY FOOD!
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About This Tutorial - Wine & Food Pairings. Pairing the right wine with the right meal is an art form with a long history. While pairing m... Read More
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About This Tutorial - Spirits, Cocktails & Food Pairings. When serving straight alcohol as a meal accompaniment, it is usually best to rec... Read More
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About This Tutorial - Beer & Food Pairing. For many years, beer was ignored when it came to food pairings. It was considered fit for bar f... Read More
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About This Tutorial - Sake & Food Pairings. Although Sake is generally associated with Japanese food, it can be a great companion to many ... Read More
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LEARN THE TECHNIQUES THAT EXPERT BARTENDERS AND MIXOLOGISTS KNOW!
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DISTILLATION
About This Tutorial - Distillation. Fermentation can be used to makes wines, ciders (sugars from pears, apples, etc.), and beer. To produce an... Read More
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READING WINE LABELS
About This Tutorial - Understanding Wine Labels. Deciphering wine labels can often be confusing. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of information... Read More
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VINIFICATION
About This Tutorial -   Many people think that Bartending is quite as simple as pouring alcoholic ingredients into ... Read More
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1855 BORDEAUX CLASSIFICATION
About This Tutorial - The Official Bordeaux Wine Classification of 1855. In 1855, Emperor Napoleon III arranged the Universal Exposition in Pa... Read More
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DETECTING WINE FLAWS
About This Tutorial - Detecting Wine Faults. Wine drinking throughout history has been important to various cultures and societies for many re... Read More
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SABRAGE
About This Tutorial - Sabrage: The act of opening a bottle, usually champagne, with a sabre. - T... Read More
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BREWING
About This Tutorial - Brewing. Brewing is the method of producing an alcoholic beverage by steeping a starch product, usually a cereal grain, in... Read More
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CIGAR SERVICE
About This Tutorial - Cigar service is an art and when done properly adds to the whole experience of enjoyment for the guest. This service can... Read More
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WINE TASTING
About This Tutorial - Tasting wine is the simply the activity of drinking wine to examine its flavors. The activity has exploded in popularity... Read More
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DRAFT BEER SERVICE
About This Tutorial - “Tapping” kegs, pouring draft beer & more. Kegs have emerged as the cheap and efficient to provide beer to large... Read More
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WINE SERVICE
About This Tutorial - Still, Sparkling Wine Opening & Decanting Wine Procedures. Here we’ll review the basic steps of service for openin... Read More
1855 BORDEAUX CLASSIFICATION Image
1855 BORDEAUX CLASSIFICATION
About This Tutorial - The Official Bordeaux Wine Classification of 1855. In 1855, Emperor Napoleon III arranged the Universal Exposition in Pa... Read More
DISTILLATION Image
DISTILLATION
About This Tutorial - Distillation. Fermentation can be used to makes wines, ciders (sugars from pears, apples, etc.), and beer. To produce an... Read More
DRAFT BEER SERVICE Image
DRAFT BEER SERVICE
About This Tutorial - “Tapping” kegs, pouring draft beer & more. Kegs have emerged as the cheap and efficient to provide beer to large... Read More
CIGAR SERVICE Image
CIGAR SERVICE
About This Tutorial - Cigar service is an art and when done properly adds to the whole experience of enjoyment for the guest. This service can... Read More
SABRAGE Image
SABRAGE
About This Tutorial - Sabrage: The act of opening a bottle, usually champagne, with a sabre. - T... Read More
READING WINE LABELS Image
READING WINE LABELS
About This Tutorial - Understanding Wine Labels. Deciphering wine labels can often be confusing. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of information... Read More
WINE SERVICE Image
WINE SERVICE
About This Tutorial - Still, Sparkling Wine Opening & Decanting Wine Procedures. Here we’ll review the basic steps of service for openin... Read More