Sommelier education and certification: the case of Macedonia

Metodijeski, Dejan and Micev, Georgi (2018) Sommelier education and certification: the case of Macedonia. International Journal Knowledge, 27. pp. 197-203. ISSN 1857-923X

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Hospitality industry is a rapidly growing phenomenon and shows economic benefits in most countries worldwide. Food and beverage are the largest elements of the hospitality industry where main focus is the customer service and satisfaction. Well educated and trained personnel is one of the factors for development of hospitality industry and broad tourism sector. Sommelier is a person responsible for all aspects of wine service as well as food and wine pairing at a restaurant, a well-trained and experience wine professional who has passed certification. The subject of this paper is sommelier education and certification in Macedonia. General characteristics and definition of sommelier, following by historical development of sommelier, connection between sommelier and other fields like viticulture and enology, health, culture and marketing are explained in the paper. Education and certification of international sommelier organizations as well as those in Macedonia are presented in the text. For the purpose of paper, we use research methodology and secondary data sources by consulting relevant literature and analyzing training programs of official educational and sommelier institutions. The paper concluding remarks are regarding the potentials and opportunities of sommelier education and certification in Macedonia.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Social Sciences > Economics and business
Divisions: Faculty of Tourism and Business Logistics
Depositing User: Dejan Metodijeski
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2019 08:45
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2019 08:45

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