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IFTM students receive training from professional sommelier

中文摘要 / Summary in Chinese
Executive Director of Beverage Operations at Wynn Macau Ltd offered masterclass on sommelier duties and skills, in partnership with IFTM Wine Appreciation Club

The IFTM Wine Appreciation Club, an affiliate of the IFTM Student Union, invited Mr. Just Wong, Executive Director – Beverage Operations at the Wynn Macau and Wynn Palace integrated resorts, to deliver a sommelier masterclass to a group of 30 Institute students. The session took place on 19 February.

Mr. Wong discussed with the students his extensive experience as a sommelier and in food and beverage management, introducing to them the professional duties of a sommelier. This included wine list planning, wine storage and stock control, wine recommendation skills, fine wine authentication, and more.

The students participating in the masterclass also received practical training in wine bottle opening, decanting, and tasting – skills highly beneficial for those aspiring to pursue a career in the wine industry or in the food and beverage sector.