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MAN | Masterclass | 2021_T2

Enrollment in this course is by invitation only

About This Course

Welcome to the MAN Family Wines Masterclass Course, where you can become an accredited wine advisor for MAN Wines and grow your beverage knowledge by learning directly from the team behind the brand.
Join Jose, Tyrell and Riaan, some of the leading figures in the South African wine industry, as they lead you through the vineyards and wine cellar at MAN Family Wines.

In this course you will:

  • Gain key insights into the history and winemaking philosophy of MAN Family Wines;
  • Get first-hand knowledge of the unique terroir and regions where the grapes for these wines are grown;
  • Discover the full range of wines on offer and why those specific varietals were chosen and the stories behind them;
  • Learn how to pair wines successfully and confidently recommend them to guests.
    • Course Outline

      The MAN Family Wines Masterclass Course has been designed to be user-friendly allowing you, the student, to easily track your progress using the Progress tab. The course begins with an Introduction, Winemaking Philosophy, and History section. Next you will learn about the unique Location, Vineyard Practices and Winemaking techniques that have made the MAN Family range of wines so successful. The wine range section will provide you with all the knowledge you need to confidently recommend these wines to your guests. In each section you will find captivating videos, in-depth topic notes, as well as a fun and challenging Test Your Knowledge quiz.

      The Discussion Forum provides a platform where you can interact with the Masterclass Course Tutor as well as fellow students currently completing the course. Scenario-based questions will be asked by your tutor on the Discussion Forum. These discussions are designed to give you the opportunity to master the art of recommending. You will be able to discuss the various wines on this forum with fellow students and share ideas and sales techniques with one other.

      It is recommended that you print out the MAN Family Wines Masterclass printable notes before beginning the course. These notes can be found on the contents page under the heading Course Handouts (located on the right-hand side of the screen). Another printable resource available under the Course Handouts is the Cheat Sheet which provides a detailed overview for each of the wines in the MAN Family Wines range. This Cheat Sheet can be used to help refresh your knowledge about the various wines on offer.

      Once you have completed all five sections (including the Test Your Knowledge quizzes), you will write the Ultimate Test Your Knowledge quiz. The overall course pass rate is a minimum of 70%. The initial Test Your Knowledge quizzes make up 60% of your final mark while the final Ultimate Test Your Knowledge quiz makes up the other 40% of your final mark.

      Are you ready to become an expert on MAN Family Wines wines?... Absolutely!
      Well, then let's get you started on this exciting journey of becoming an accredited MAN Family Wines advisor!


You should have completed the Beverageintelligence Wine101 course and been nominated as a Wine Advisor in your property.

Course Staff

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Zara is the Operations Director for Under the Influence and loves nothing more than plotting, planning and organising stuff, well, that, and drinking lots of wine. Following a brief stint in the insurance industry in London (!), she ditched city life after falling in love with the African bush on a volunteer conservation programme in the Lowveld of South Africa. Her path then led to the Okavango Delta in Botswana where she worked for nine years in the safari industry, gaining operational expertise whilst specialising in Service Standards and Guest Experience.
Based in Cape Town now, she manages the overall operations of Under the Influence as well as conducting training visits to properties across Africa where she loves to share her passion for wine and to ensure it is being served and enjoyed at its best!

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Chad heads up the Customer Success mission in the business and is super passionate about delivering great service and loads of value to customers. He loves being on the ground with customers, working side by side with their teams to craft the most beautiful beverage offering and journey through the wonderful world of Beverageintelligence education and training. As the remarkable Nelson Mandela said: "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Chad loves discovering new and wonderful wines from both South Africa and further afield, and has a soft spot for a perfectly oaked Chardonnay. Delicious!

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Richard is the Course Curator for the Beverageintelligence Vilafonté Masterclass and Wine 101 Online Course. He is passionate about sharing his wine knowledge to others by creating online education tools. Richard’s happy place is the kitchen where he likes to be creative and prepare great meals to share with friends and family. He has been introduced in the world of wine by his father and like him has strong preference for wine from the Graves Appellation of Bordeaux.
When he is not thinking “cooking” and “wine”, Richard’s thinks “swimming”, “trail running” and “mountain biking”. He loves to discover the great outdoors of South Africa on his bike or by foot.

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