Comité Champagne reveals free online course for drinks trade professionals

Comité Champagne has launched an official online learning course for those in the drinks trade.

The platform ( offers insight designed for anyone who wants to improve their knowledge of presenting, tasting and selling Champagne. The courses are aimed at sommeliers, wine merchants, buyers and sales representatives.

There are two versions available: the Classic Version and the Premium Version.

The Classic version, which is free, provides access to four educational modules: the Champagne making process; the Champagne terroir; the history and economy of Champagne; and diversity and tasting.

The Premium version costs E49 and has the same four education modules offered on the Classic course, but with additional content including: extra videos, a test to assess the delegate’s knowledge and the option to receive an official statement of completion.

The total course runs for less than five hours and the platform is available 24 hours a day, every day, with the option to start and pause at any time. The platform is available in French and English with the possibility of subtitles in German, English, Chines, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Russian.

Francoise Peretti, director of Champagne Bureau UK, said:  “At a time when we find ourselves in great need of control over our own lives, the Champagne MOOC provides the ideal tool to learn and acquire new skills while being entertained and travelling virtually to the most famous wine region in the world."

Comité Champagne also has a 360 degree virtual reality Champagne experience available.

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