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Senior Lecturer

Through the Cape Wine Academy, Germain Lehodey has been recognised to provide lectures,

on levels, to students at the Mpumalanga University and Walter Sisulu University in Lesotho.

Germain Lehodey has been invited as a special guest at Capital Hotel School as well as the University of Pretoria.

Hospitality Management

  • Staff training at restaurants (how to open a bottle of wine, use the right glasses, serve the wine at the right temperature, etc)

  • Basic wine knowledge and the main different cultivars

  • Wine pairing by introducing which wines pairs best with the food available on the menu

  • Understanding how to create a wine list related to the restaurant's main clientele

  • Management training for beverage managers (wine and bar stock control, costing of beverages, wastage on drinks especially by when selling wine by the glass

  • H.R. management, staff relationships between front and kitchen staff and ultimately training toward excellence

  • Temporary management replacement (for example when a manager is sick or goes on leave, etc)

  • Training sommeliers on-site during shifts
     

Wine Farms & Wine Distribution

  • Providing staff who are involved with sales/marketing with knowledge of wine 

  • Creating and providing services for wine shows
         >  Personally attend the shows, to serve the customers and to give the correct information on the wine serve
        >  
    Accept credit card payments at shows as ABC of Wines has access to Yoco payment machine (3% surcharge fees sales)
        >  
    To help to created branded wine shows
        >  
    Create wine tastings with specific themes

  • Conducting tastings as well as food and wine pairings for wine clubs or private functions

  • Master of Ceremony for special function

  • Lecturer at hotel schools /colleges and restaurant or wine institutions

  • Create specialised wine lists individual for each establishment

  • Wine promotions at restaurants and liquor stores
     

Sales of Wine and Spirit

  • Sell wines and other spirits on behalf of wine farms / companies

  • Sell stock on behalf of owners of private cellars which have been stored in a good condition

ABC of Wines has been involved at Ivory Manor Boutique Hotel, since 2021, in raising their standard of service as well as selecting and creating a world-class wine list for this excellent establishment located in the east of Pretoria. Ivory Manor's reputation has improved to the extent that it received several accolades in 2022:

National level awards were received from the 2022 Distell Inter Hotel Challenge

  • Best Cocktail

  • Best Promising Wine Steward

  • Best Promising Chef

  • Best Barista (Gauteng)

Ivory Manor also received an award for the 2022 Best Medium-Size Star Wine List.

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