fb.png  twt.png  Instagram_App_Large_May2016_200.png  Instagram_App_Large_May2016_200.png

Wine Service Potential Uncorked

A number of our members recently attended the Wine and Spirits Education Trust Foundation course. A lively group (nothing to do with the wine tasting) took part in the programme tutored by Carol Brown, from Wine Uncorked.

The qualification introduces candidates to:

  • The main styles of wine
  • The characteristics of the major grape varieties
  • Systematic approach to tasting
  • Service and retail of wine
  • Health, Safety and legal issues
  • The matching of food and wine

Since being bitten by the wine bug in the early 90's, Carol has become a familiar face on the Scottish wine scene. With a background in hospitality management, she is able to understand the needs of both the trade and the consumer when it comes to wine education.

Carol is an approved programme provider for the Wine and Spirit Education Trust and so can bring courses 'in house' and also teaches the Wine Education Service 'courses for wine lovers'. She is a regular presenter for Wines of Portugal and the Port Wine Institute.

Carol became the weekly wine columnist for the north of Scotland newspaper the Press and Journal in 1999 and in the same year launched the Aberdeen Wine Appreciators tasting group. She also writes regularly for Highland Life and Style Magazine. Carol's informal style and infectious enthusiasm ensures an enjoyable yet informative environment whatever the event.

We would like to offer more WSET courses to our members, which will be offered a discount, from the recommended rate. With your support we will organise another foundation level course in our October to December course, and the intermediate level in the New Year!