Wine & Culture 葡萄酒文化

Western Culture: Are you a business person who must deal with foreigners? Do you know the western etiquette for conducting meetings? You are invited to dinner and there are 3 forks on the table of varying sizes, do you know which to use and for what food? Do you know which talking subjects are taboo or inappropriate? We can help!

Our seminars start in the classroom where you will discuss and practice real life possible scenarios with a foreigner. You will also learn western food and wine culture which is extremely important in order to create a good business environment. At the end of your training, you will have lunch or dinner with one or several foreigners where you will have the opportunity to practice everything you have learned with confidence.



Wine Introduction Class: Did you know that there are over 2000 types of grapes used in wine making, including over 1000 of them in Italy?  Do you find reading wine labels to be very confusing? Would you like to learn to taste and examine wine like a professional sommelier? Did you know which wines you can age (keep many years) and which are meant to be drunk right away? In this class you will learn to:

  • Examine and taste wine like a sommelier
  • The proper way to open a bottle, decant and serve the wine
  • Understand the labels and regional laws that control them
  • Know the basic flavor profiles of the most common grape varieties
  • Understand the difference between “old world” and “new world” wines, even when they use the same grape variety (such as Merlot grape)
  • Learn the basic production process of red wines, white wines and sparkling wines


    1. 像品酒师一样检查葡萄酒和品酒
    2. 开瓶,醒酒和倒酒的正确方法
    3. 看懂酒标,以及控制标签的地区法律
    4. 知道最常见的葡萄品种的基本味道
    5. 了解“旧世界”和“新世界”的葡萄酒之间的差异,即使他们使用相同的葡萄品种也会有所不同(如美洛)
    6. 了解红葡萄酒,白葡萄酒和起泡葡萄酒的基本生产工艺
Wine and Food Pairing Class: The old saying "White wine with white meat, red wine with red meat" is no longer true. There are so many great wines that can match almost any type of food. So how to choose?

This class has 2 parts. First we will discuss how all the different elements in food and wine interact with each other. Then the students will be given food and wine and be asked to describe how each wine changes the texture and taste of the food. Did it improve? Which wine is best? This class requires student participation.



Introduction to Spirits: Here we will examine the most common spirits. Their method of production, flavor profiles and quality levels. Some of the spirits we will study are: Whisky (Scotch, Irish, American), Cognac, Armagnac, Vodka, Gin, Rum.


Introduction to Liqueurs: Countries around the world have been making liqueurs for centuries. Liqueurs are historical descendants of herbal medicines; they were made in Italy as early as the 13th century and were often prepared by monks (e.g. Chartreuse). Some liqueurs are prepared by infusing certain woods, fruits, or flowers in either water or alcohol and adding sugar or other items. Others are distilled from aromatic or flavoring agents. In this class we will discuss (and taste!) some of the most famous liqueurs from around the world. Many of these can be found in various cocktails.

利口酒介绍课程:世界各国酿造利口酒已经有几个世纪的历史。利口酒是中药材的历史后裔;早在13世纪意大利就开始酿制这种酒,而且往往由僧侣酿造(如Chartreuse-查特酒)。一些利口酒会将一些特定的树木,水果,花卉放入水或酒精中,还加入糖或其它物质。另一些则从芳香植物或调味剂中蒸馏而得。 在这个堂课,我们将讨论(品尝)一些来自世界各地最有名的利口酒。绝大多数可以用于各种鸡尾酒的调制。

Advanced Whisky Class: This course is for people who already have a good basic knowledge of whisky. We will go much deeper into regions of production, local flavors and styles and the laws that govern them. We will also do blind tastings of several whisky using professional methodology. For serious students only.


Advanced Cognac Class: This course is for people who already have a good basic knowledge of Cognac. We will study both Cognac and its cousin, Armagnac. Regions of production, local flavors and styles and the laws that govern them. We will also do blind tastings of several Cognacs using professional methodology. For serious students only.

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