JWG Wine School

Designed by our resident sommelier, Matt Dunne the Joval Wine School is a 101 program delivered to staff members and other restaurant stakeholders in person or virtually.

Matt's the Joval Wine Group Wine Ambassador and specialises in wine education.

Matt completed the Court of Masters Sommeliers Certified Sommelier Examination and is an active wine show judge across Australia.

In 2015, he was awarded a scholarship to the prestigious Len Evans Tutorial referred to by James Halliday as the 'most exclusive wine school in the world'.

Matt's previous role of Group Sommelier at Solotel Group had him overseeing restaurants like Aria, North Bondi Fish and Chiswick Woollahra.

The program that Matt has created is appropriate for varying degrees of knowledge the key topics covered in our Wine School program include;

  • Introduction to Wine. What is wine, how is it made, vintages, varieties and blends. Winemaking techniques and their influence on flavour eg. Malolactic Fermentation.

  • Biodynamic and Organic Winemaking methods and their relevant to current wine drinking trends.

  • Natural, Orange and Amber Wines. Non-Alcoholic category.

  • How to Taste analyse and record wines.

  • Introduction Australian and International Wine Regions and their dominant styles and categories.

  • Demystifying food and wine matching test and trial different pairings and methodologies

  • How to serve and present wine role play service techniques and language to use with customers

  • Interactive winemaker experiences regional and comparative masterclasses with some of the world’s leading winemakers

  • Plumm sensory experiences – taking you wine experience from good to great showcasing, the Australian Plumm Glassware range

From here our team can tailor extensions to the program that cover more detailed topic areas eg. wine list tasting (often specific to the venue's wine list), international trends, wine regions of the world.

For those operators looking to further extend their knowledge and wine list depth, we have programs designed to deep-dive into varieties, regions or wine-consumption trends.

To arrange a JWG Wine School session with your team please get in touch.


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