Are you passionate about wine, beer and other types of beverages? Do you dream of becoming the kind of expert who can pair food and beverages for the most discerning customer, or find the perfect wine for any menu or special event? If so, this program can help you realize your dream.
This unique Advanced Wines and Beverage Management program at George Brown College is designed and supported by leading wine and beverage experts from some of the industry’s finest restaurants and hotels. It will give you all the key skills and knowledge you need to pursue a rewarding career in wine and beverage management. And you won’t be spending all your time in a classroom. You will take a journey of discovery with an overseas study tour where you will:
- discover regional growing areas and wineries
- take part in wine tastings to build your knowledge of wine characteristics
- learn about marketing processes
Best of all, you’ll earn valuable industry-recognized wine accreditation from the Wine Spirit Education Trust® for the Intermediate and Advanced Wine courses. This program will expand your knowledge of:
Part Time Study Options George Brown Continuing Education offers a variety of courses in Wine, Beer and Bar Beverages including a Wine, Beer and Spirits Appreciation certificate, a Wine Appreciation certificate and a Certified Sommelier certificate. See the Culinary Arts section at coned.georgebrown.ca
- viniculture and viticulture
- regional grape varieties
- tasting techniques
- the production and management of beverages for special menus
- food service concepts
- special events
HOSF1112 The Food Service Industry and Client Service Management
HOST1039 Budgetary Financial Management and Business Accounting
HOSF1114 Understanding Technology and Systems Controls Development
HOSF1122 Menu Design and Delivery
HOST1040 Intermediate Wine Appreciation*
COMM1109 Leadership, Supervision and Communications
SEMESTER 2HOST1113 Advanced Wines and Spirits**
HOSF1123 Business Skills Unique to the Wine and Beverage Industry
HOSF1124 Matching of Food and Wine
HOSF1125 Pub Patronage
HOSF1126 Niche Marketing
HOSF1127 Wine Cellar Management
HOSF1155 International Study Tour – Wine Regions
For detailed course outlines click here.
For a list of General Education Electives click here.
*You have the opportunity to take the Wine Spirit Education Trust® (WSET®) Intermediate exam for approximately $300 per student. This fee will cover the WSET® Intermediate level textbook, map package and exam. This is a world recognized accreditation. Your enrolment for the WSET® exam is due the first week after midterm. If you choose not to write the WSET® exam, you will take the exam provided by George Brown College. Although the content of the GBC exam will be similar, you will NOT receive the WSET® accreditation.
**You have the opportunity to take the Wine Spirit Education Trust® (WSET®) Advanced exam for approximately $450 per student. This fee will cover the WSET® Advanced level textbook, map package and exam. This is a world recognized accreditation. Your enrolment for the WSET® exam is due the first week after midterm. If you choose not to write the WSET® exam, you will take the exam provided by George Brown College. Although the content of the GBC exam will be similar, you will NOT receive the WSET® accreditation.
Call Adrian Caravello, Program Co-ordinator, Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts, at 416-415-5000, ext. 3783 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.