Professional Wine Service Class

Learn proper sparkling, decanting and still wine service from Jim Rollston, MS.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

Learn the Court of Master Sommeliers standards for sparkling, decanting and still wine service with demos and hands-on practice for all class participants. Discover how you can sell wine more effectively on the restaurant floor through product knowledge, proper mise en place, reading your customers, timing and teamwork. This class will be led by Master Sommelier Jim Rollston, Wine Director at 3-Michelin starred Manresa.

Please bring your own wine key. All other supplies will be provided.
Lunch will be provided.

This class is open to individuals currently working in the hospitality industry.

ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Jim Rollston brings nearly 20 years of experience in the wine and hospitality industries to ICC, and currently serves as the Wine Director for three-Michelin star Manresa in Los Gatos. He previously held sommelier roles at Cyrus Restaurant in Healdsburg and the three restaurants of The Lodge at Pebble Beach. In addition to his restaurant experience, he has also worked in a number of wine-making roles at wineries throughout Northern California. Jim joined ICC in 2016.

Jim will be assisted by Advanced Sommelier and ICC grad, Aaron Babcock. Aaron is a sommelier at three-Michelin star Quince Restaurant in San Francisco, and is currently studying for his Master Sommelier exam.

READY TO BEGIN A CAREER IN WINE?

Take your career a step further with ICC’s Intensive Sommelier Training program. Click here to learn more.

CLASS SCHEDULES
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Important: Please review our Cancellation and Refund Policy and dress code. Check back frequently to see new start dates or contact us at 866.318.2433. Although the International Culinary Center is accredited by the ACCSC, this course does not fall within the scope of the commission’s accreditation. This non-professional course is designed for personal enrichment and is not intended to qualify a student for employment.

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One Day Classes: CA

Wines of France at Google

No country is more widely recognized for its contributions to wine, or for a culture so intrinsically tied to the sublime juice.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

Over 9 Tuesday evening classes, you will learn in detail about 11 major French winemaking regions and their unique sub-regions. From winemaking laws, styles, producers, history and geography, our Master Sommelier instructors give you an in-depth education on what many consider the most revered wine-producing country in the world.

Taste 8 wines during each class–72 wines over the entire course–valued at approximately $2,500. Sip your way across the countryside with bubbly, palate-cleansing Champagne, to the gravelly left-bank of Bordeaux, to lesser-known, but equally delicious wines from the rustic Southwest.

Created to deliver the equivalent education of the Wines of France unit in our Intensive Sommelier Training program, Wines of France at Google brings ICC’s Total Immersion wine education to you for a fraction of the price (approx. $700 in savings).

SYLLABUS

September 27: AOC Law and Alsace
October 4: Loire Valley
October 11: White Burgundy
October 18: Red Burgundy
October 25: Southern Burgundy, Jura, Savoie
November 1: Rhône and Provence
November 8: Bordeaux
November 15: Southwest
November 29: Champagne

Each class includes theory and guided tastings of the topics and/or regions covered. Stemware will be provided.

This class is only open to Googlers, Alphabeters, TVCs, and properly badged and escorted guests.

No food included.

Please note that this class is an amateur level course and is not intended to prepare you for any sommelier certifications. If you are interested in pursuing a career in wine, check out the Intensive Sommelier Training program at the International Culinary Center.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact ICC’s Associate Wine Director, Rachel Lintott: rlintott@culinarycenter.com or 408-370-5578

CLASS SCHEDULES
None Scheduled.
Check Back Soon

Important: Please review our Cancellation and Refund Policy and dress code. Check back frequently to see new start dates or contact us at 866.318.2433. Although the International Culinary Center is accredited by the ACCSC, this course does not fall within the scope of the commission’s accreditation. This non-professional course is designed for personal enrichment and is not intended to qualify a student for employment.

UPCOMING CLASSES
None Scheduled.
Check Back Soon