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Level I Seminar

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Level I Seminar

The Level I Seminar is an introductory course of study designed for individuals who desire to learn about wine...


Level II Sommelier Wine Course

The Level II Advanced Wine Course is designed to prepare you for a management level position as a wine buyer (or F&B), a head sommelier, a buyer for a wine shop or restaurant, or to be a sales person with a distributor or importer....


Intensive Study Wine Courses

Intensive Study Wine Courses All of these courses are ideal for anyone who would like an advanced certification but does not live in the Denver area. You do not need to be in the trade to take any of our professional courses....


Recent Wine School Graduates

David Smith

David Smith was inspired by a trip to Italy where he cycled the hillside towns of Tuscany, visiting Pienza, Montepulciano, Montalcino and Siena. He aims to share the experience of wine without snobbery....


Vivác Winery

Vivác Winery and its owners are some of the first students we welcomed at the International Wine Guild, and we love to see how a Wine Guild education creates amazing opportunities in the wine industry.

Vivác (vee vok), a mountaineering term meaning "high altitude refuge," is seated at 6,000ft making it one of the highest altitude wineries in the world. The professionals at Vivác Winery have a commitment to excellence, using only French oak barriques, state-of-the-art stainless steel tanks, 100% New Mexico grapes; the Padberg brothers make their wines entirely by hand.




Peter Klann

Peter Klann obtained his Advanced Sommelier Level II certification and Advanced Wine & Food certifications to start Little Raven Vineyards Wine Shop...


All this personalized service and fast responses is making me giddy! Can't you treat me like a know like most businesses do? -Steve Hughes

I have studied wine theory and tasting technique with the International Sommelier Guild, the International Wine Guild, the Court of Master Sommeliers, and the Wine Academy of Spain. While each institution provides a unique perspective on wine, it has been my experience that the IWG provides the most comprehensive course work coupled with the least pretentious attitude. Studying with the Guild is always a pleasure.

As a Brand Ambassador [for Remy Cointreau Champagne Piper Hiedsieck and Charles Hiedsieck] I will manage all aspects of sales and promotions for their elite clients in Florida, Georgia and Texas. This week I will be traveling to Champagne, France to begin my training. I will send you some pictures. Must say that they were all very impressed with all my wine certifications and that made the difference between me and other candidates. Thank you so much for for this great education, and please continue doing this wonderful job!!!

Guild Seminar

Guild Seminar

The basic certification seminar is an introductory course of study designed for individuals who desire to learn about wine.

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Advanced Wine Class

Advanced Wine Course

Our robust and thorough Advanced Wine Courses leave no stone unturned.

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The International Wine Guild Is One Of The Top Five Professional Wine Schools In The US For Professional Wine Education.

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Fully Approved Wine School

Professional programs of the International Wine & Spirits Guild are approved and regulated by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Private Occupational School Board. We are a state approved wine school.

Have you ever wanted more from your wine appreciation? Wanted to dig deeper, become more knowledgeable and possibly an expert of wine? Growing into a wine aficionado requires a love of wine and its history, a desire to know more and a true acquired sense of the subtleties of wine tasting. Whether you are a connoisseur or are a beginner, there are wine schools and sommelier courses that can elevate you to the professional status of wine aficionado. Wine classes are just the beginning of a lifetime of appreciation and professional wine study.

About International Wine Guild Sommelier Classes and Sommelier Training Courses

The International Wine & Spirits Guild was established to encourage study to develop technical and professional understanding and increased knowledge of wine throughout all areas of the wine and food service industry.

Whether you work in a restaurant, hotel, wine shop, liquor store, are a wholesaler or importer, or are an individual with a passion for wine there are advanced diploma programs designed specifically for you leading to a Guild Wine Master diploma.

In addition, if you are a wine educator, or would like to develop the skills to teach others about wine, there is also an advanced program path leading to a Guild Wine Master Educator.

The Guild is dedicated to fostering sommelier training at the highest levels and helping both wine professionals and wine enthusiasts increase and expand their knowledge and understanding of wine. To become a Guild member you must successfully complete either the Level I Wine Seminar (one weekend) or the Advanced Wine Course.

To learn about our professional diploma programs go to the Professional Programs Overview page. The Guild offers professional wine programs from entry level through Master.

Calendar of Wine Classes

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State Approved Wine School

Professional programs of the International Wine Guild are approved and regulated by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Private Occupational School Board.

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A few years ago, Claude and I — along with the help of Nicolas Post — created this backdrop for our son’s wedding.     This space has now become our retreat. I love having my coffee here and contemplating life after a hard day. Come along for a tour! These antique doors really make me happy. They are all solid wood and have the original glass panes. It took...... click for more

Two Students Earn Highest IWSG Certification

Hard work and dedication paid off in a big way for two International Wine & Spirits Guild (IWSG) students! On July 10th, IWSG promoted Nicolas Post and Carol Chamberlain to our highest level of diploma: Master Wine Educator (MWE).  The MWE — a prestigious professional diploma recognized across the wine industry — is designed specifically for those interested in becoming a...... click for more

Guild Grad Paves Road for Texas Wine Industry

Daniel Kelada, International Wine & Spirits Guild’s Texas Director, first became interested in pursuing a wine education when working at a Texas wine bar in 2008. “One of my co-workers was a Guild graduate and he was always outselling me and earning much more in tips due to his wine knowledge,” Daniel said. “I realized I needed to know more about wine and improve my...... click for more

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