The Advanced Sommelier Certificate course is intended for persons with extensive wine service experience and who wish to develop their knowledge and service skills to a higher level.
Prospective candidates should be aware that the level is significantly higher than the Certified Sommelier Certificate and that it is, therefore, necessary to carry out considerable study in preparation for this course.
The programme is conducted over five days, with the final two and a half days devoted to examinations.
The lectures are presented by Master Sommeliers using a power-point format interspersed with a number of wine tastings, plus a practical service demonstration.
Candidates who satisfactorily gain this certificate will be able to:
The examination comprises three parts:
The pass mark is 60% in each section.
All three sections must be passed together.
The Riedel Trophy, a black inscribed swan neck decanter, is awarded to the candidate scoring the highest aggregate marks of all the Advanced examinations held in a calendar year.
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