Professional Wine Education Programs

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Overview


The Guild has State approved certification and diploma programs for enthusiasts and professionals. Specific programs have been developed for Wine Sommeliers, Chefs, Wine Merchants, Wine Managers and Cellar Managers (those currently not in the business). Professional sommelier courses and sommelier classes of the International Wine & Spirits Guild are approved and regulated by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Private Occupational School Board.

For each professional diploma option there are four levels, from the basic Level I program to the prestigious Guild Senior Wine Master or Master Wine Educator (Level IV programs). The only exception is the Cellar Manager program which has been specifically designed for those not currently in the industry or those having no interest in being in the industry but want a more formal wine education. The Cellar Manger programs range from Level I to Level III.

Level I Wine Program.

All programs of professional study begin with the Guild Wine Seminar. To complete the Level 1 program you must successfully complete the Level 1 Wine Seminar. This seminar is offered every month in Denver as well as other locations around the country. Check the schedule for dates and locations.

Completion of the Level I Wine Seminar successfully allows you to be a:

If you have two years of experience in the hospistality or wine industry, during the past 5 years, you can bypass the Level I wine seminar and begin your education at Level 2.

The Guild also offers Level I programs for Fine Spirits and Sake.

Level II Wine Program.

The Level II Wine Course builds upon the foundation established in the Level I program. This is an intermediate program. This level is our minimum recommendation if you are interested in a career in the industry AND already have at least 2 years of experience.

There are two ways to complete Level II:

For those that don't live in Colorado we recommend the Intensive Study Advanced Wine Course (1-week) as it will complete all of the classroom and exam components of the program in 7 days.

Completion of the Level II Diploma program allows you to be a:

The Guild also has a Level II Advanced Fine Spirits course.

Level III Program.

Click here for complete details on Level III programs and options for special emphasis. 

Again, all of the courses needed to complete the Level III program (as well as the Level II program) can be taken in a one-week intensive study format. Contact the Guild for more details by clicking here. In addition, all of these advanced classes can be taken as continuing education courses without studying towards a specific diploma. That is, if you are a serious enthusiast or professional and are not interested in a Level III diploma you can take Level III courses as continuing education. Contact the Guild for details.

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