What is Wine Studies?
Whether you are a working food and wine professional or are looking to expand your wine knowledge, our classes are both practical and inspiring. The program provides a sound foundation that brings wine and business together for those interested in hospitality and wine related fields. The program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the wine and wine related industries and to increase career advancement opportunities for individuals already employed. The curriculum can also be beneficial to the wine enthusiast. 

If you are interested in...
• Exploring the Wine Industry
• Enhancing your career in the Wine Industry
• Discoving wines of California and the world
                                         ...then, the Wine Studies program is for you!


What is the difference between the Wine Studies and the Hospitality Wine Service Certificate of Specialization Programs?

The Wine Studies program is designed to provide students desiring employment in the culinary or restaurant industry with foundational knowledge and skills in world viticulture and wine styles. The curriculum provides an introduction to wine appreciation, service, and wine and food pairings. Upon completion of the program, students will have a well-developed wine palate and will be able to assist customers in wine selection.

The Hospitality Wine Service program is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills related to providing exceptional wine service in restaurants, hotels and other culinary venues. While the program provides introductory knowledge on world viticulture and wine styles, it also focuses on the food, business and service aspects and the role of wine in the hospitality industry.


Common Wine Service Job Titles
• Hospitality Assistant
• Cellar Assistant
• Wine Sales Specialist
• Marketing Assistant
• Hospitality Manager
• Winery Relations
• Wine Specialist
• Wine Educator/Consultant
• Wine Hospitality Assistant
• Wine Club Coordinator
• Winery Laboratory Technician


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Want more information?


For more information about this program visit the Culinary Arts Website at www.canyons.edu/Departments/CULARTS or Contact Cindy Schwanke, Department Chair cindy.schwanke@canyons.edu or 661-257-1538.

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"People come back to me all the time with great feedback, saying our students are professional, well trained, and hungry for the position."
Cindy Schwanke
Department Chair, Chef Instructor
iCUE | Institute for Culinary Education

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