Quality of wine depends on many factors, and one can spend entire life-time studying them. There are however a few core principles, that need to be understood about wine production and wine regions in order to distinguish a good wine and a great wine. We presented them to you in a form of short lectures and detailed presentations. It includes a complex wine vocabulary that will help you describe the most complex aromas you meet in your glass.
WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY
"To my understanding, there are two ways to consume wine; 1) drink and 2) enjoy. This course, most appropriately falls in the category, that teaches you, how to to enjoy the wine of your interest and beyond.
Lectures by Svetlana are easy to follow. The table of contents are carefully prepared and it covers all major topics that a novice in the field of wine-tasting would like to learn. In many ways, it helps you to educate (prepare) oneself, before actually going out and participate in any kind of wine tasting.
I personally find this course very interesting and informative. Now, when I visit supermarket to buy grocery I make sure that I go to wine section and read / check label and co-relate with what I have learnt in the course. It has changed the way I look at the wine bottles. This course is highly recommended."
- Nilesh Vats, Stuttgart, Germany
"Dear Svetlana, I want to thank you for the very interesting course you organised and for the quality of your lectures! A sommelier school was my dream for many years, but I never had time to study. Than I discovered your online course and it was really a perfect solution. Looking forward to the next level!"
- Marina Smirnova, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Svetlana Ruiz-Kasparova is a wine expert who has been working with wine estates across Europe for over eight years. She runs regular wine seminars and tastings in Germany, Switzerland and Russia. Svetlana is a graduate of the famous wine school “Entoria” and a Wine Games medalist.
Svetlana's experience and previous Degree in Education make her a wonderful teacher who can explain the most complicated terms with ease and fun.
Next session dates: 07.01.2019
(enrolment will be closed on 07.01.2019)
The course will run for 4 weeks in a row, and you'll need just about 2 hours weekly to participate in it. You can take classes and access materials from anywhere in the world, at any convenient for you time.
"Svetlana Ruiz-Kasparova is a wine expert and professional degustator has been a friend to our school for many years. She has held a lot of seminars and tastings for sommeliers within our school plan. Her classes have always been fulfilling, interesting and easily perceptive by our students who always sent me good regards over her workshops. Not mentioning that Svetlana is a good speaker and able to convey the material in a way that a student of any level will hear it. She is very open minded, responsible and has a great taste in wines!"
- Olga Piatkina, Wine school manager, head of chairs "Wine people", Moscow
What this Course Includes
Every week you will receive access to a new block of the course, which will include all the course materials, videos, tasks and quizes.
The course will be curated by the instructor (Svetlana Ruiz-Kasparova) during the entire duration of the sessions. All enrolled students will receive live support from a professional sommellier - none of your questions will remain unanswered. Our forums will serve as a discussion platform of any course-related issues with other students
The course includes 21 lectures, as well as detailed demonstrations and bonus tastings of all types of wines. You will share a classroom with a professional sommellier and learn all the necessary tricks first-hand.
You will have access to detailed presentations on more technical questions about wine and all of them are worth a book! We also created a special wine tasting template and wine vocabulary for you that you can even use in a professional setting.
Many of our students apply their newly acquired knowledgein professional setting and runwine tastings on their own. In case of successful completion of all quizes you will be granted a Certificate of Completion from the HBF School.
"What can be crucially important for a wine sommelier? The knowledge and passion for wine and that subtle skill to be able to transfer it to another person. Svetlana has all this in combination with an ability to create a warm, casual atmosphere, so that you don't feel ill at ease from the fact of being uninitiated in details of wine production, sorts of grapes, regions of grape growing, etc.. For the whole evening you'll find yourself in a cordial company of a person who obviously knows more about wine than you do and tells you so many interesting things. Later you go out and realize that you have become 1 step higher in your own eyes and surprizingly remember almost everything. And what sparkling dialogues happen when Svetlana talks to advanced wine amateurs! In other words if you have a chance, do drop in for any of her wine events!"
- Anna Ahadova, Moscow, Russia