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Production and Service of Wine, Beer and Spirits Minor

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Learn the science behind the art of brewing, wine making

Gain a general understanding and the skills in producing, marketing, and serving wine, beer and spirits. This is an interdisciplinary minor that spans the areas of nutrition, hospitality management, human resource management and marketing. The production and service of wine beer and spirits minor will provide the science and techniques behind brewing and fermentation of different beverages, as well as rigorous procedures for the sanitation and safe handling/serving of alcoholic beverages. Learn how to appropriately develop flavors in distilled beverages and how to pair them appropriately with food. Marketing, management and customer service are also components of this minor. In addition, become certified through the National Restaurant Association upon successful completion of the online ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification Exam.

Undecided or still deciding on a major and future career?

If you are uncertain about your major and have questions about career planning, you are not alone. Choosing a major or career can be a very difficult decision. The exploratory studies program may be a good fit if you are unsure of your major and career focus. Entering the university in the exploratory studies program will help you gain confidence and valuable insights on majors and minors available at SDSU and future career choices. 

In addition, FOCUS 2 Career, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you reflect on your values, interests, personality traits and skills to provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 Career by using their student email and password. After completing FOCUS 2 Career, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.