Basic Wine Course for Waiters
Wine Grapes and the top wines of the world!
Wine grapes have been cultivated and wine has been produced for thousands of years. The earliest signs of wine production come from China (7000 BC), Georgia, Persia, and Italy.
Wine has plaid an important social and religious role through the years.
Nowadays, wine is a worldwide industry that employs tens of thousands of people, and it is an important factor in Hospitality. A bottle of wine in a restaurant could range from $10 to over $10 000 and therefore it is important for every waiter/waitress to have wine knowledge and be proficient in wine service.
A bottle of wine could be produced from one grape only( Merlo), it could be a Varietal Wine (produced predominantly from one grape but mixed with other varieties 75/25% or 85/15% as it is mostly by Chianti), and it could be blended wine where a few different varieties of grapes are blended together( the famous Bordeaux Blend). Winemakers are producing exceptional wines in any of those three types of wines.
In this lesson, we will discuss the most popular wines and the grapes that produced them.
Wine Grapes of the World
1. Red Wine Grapes
Italian Wine Grapes
2.White Wine Grapes
If you learn those wine grapes and you are able to describe their characteristics to your guests, you will have all the knowledge you need to be able to sell wine, pair wine with food, and simply lead a conversation about wine with your guests.
Why it is important?
Being able to communicate freely about wine with your guests will increase your authority in front of them. You will be able to sell a bottle of fine wine, turn yourself into a top seller in the restaurant and ultimately make more money for your company and yourself.
If you are prepared to make a career in Hospitality, wine knowledge, and wine service are what could make a difference.
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