Level I: Register for the Guild Wine Seminar

This introductory course is designed for wine enthusiasts as well as wine and food service professionals who want to deepen their knowledge of wine. Taste 27+ wines on your way to developing a basic understanding of Old and New World Wine, including history, terminology, and evaluation. 

Participants have the option of earning one of 5 diplomas upon successful completion of this seminar and its online certification exam: 

  • Professional Certifications: Wine Sommelier, Wine Manager, Wine Merchant, Chef of Wine Arts
  • Enthusiast (non-professional) Certification: Cellar Manager

Class is limited to 30 participants, register early to reserve your space! Click a corresponding "Register" link to sign up. The cost of the seminar is $495 (includes wine, gourmet lunch, educational materials). 

Online Level 1 Wine Certification Exam

You must complete the weekend seminar before you can register for the exam. At the seminar you will receive an access code that is necessary for you to register for and purchase your online exam. The purchase price for this exam is $50.

Regardless of where you take the Level 1 Wine Seminar, the certification exam is administered online through our headquarters in Colorado. If you are ready to take the LEVEL 1 CERTIFICATION TEST click here to register for the test.

Colorado Level 1 Wine Seminars

Colorado wine courses are held at the International Wine & Spirits Guild.

Register: Level I Wine Seminar - Denver, CO
8:30AM - 5:30PM - Saturday, September 07 and
8:30AM - 1:00PM - Sunday, September 08, 2019

Register: Level I Wine Seminar - Denver, CO
8:30AM - 5:30PM - Saturday, October 05 and
8:30AM - 1:00PM - Sunday, October 06, 2019

Register: Level I Wine Seminar - Denver, CO
8:30AM - 5:30PM - Saturday, November 02 and
8:30AM - 1:00PM - Sunday, November 03, 2019

Register: Level I Wine Seminar - Denver, CO
8:30AM - 5:30PM - Saturday, December 07 and
8:30AM - 1:00PM - Sunday, December 08, 2019

 

Jackson MS Level 1 Wine Seminars 

This wine course is held at Seafood Revolution, 1000 Highland Colony Pkwy., Ridgeland, MS 39157

No upcoming classes at this time.

 

Texas Level 1 Wine Seminars 

The International Wine Guild is excited to provide our professional and continuing education wine classes in Austin, Fort Worth, and Houston through our maketing partners.

Austin wine courses are held at Mas Vino (1611 W. 5th, Suite 165., Austin, TX 78703)

No upcoming classes at this time.

Houston wine courses are held at Solaro Estate Winery (330 T.C. Jester Blvd., Houston, TX 77007).

No upcoming classes at this time.

Atlanta Level 1 Wine Seminars 

Atlanta sommelier training is taught in Atlanta, GA (exact address coming soon).

No upcoming classes at this time.

Arizona Level 1 Wine Seminars

Arizona wine courses are held at Aviano Clubhouse (22500 N. Aviano Way, Phoenix, AZ 85050).

No upcoming classes at this time.

Minnesota Level 1 Wine Seminars

We are pleased to offer Minnesota wine courses at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis (1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403). 

No upcoming classes at this time.

Wisconsin Level 1 Wine Seminars

We are pleased to offer our Level 1 Wine Certification courses at University of Wisconsin, Department of Food Science, Babcock Hall Room 205, 1605 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 85706.

No upcoming classes at this time.

Registration & Cancellation Policy:

You must register for courses through the International Wine Guild. Online registration closes 2 weeks prior to class start date. If you need to register after the close date, please contact the International Wine & Spirits Guild at 303-296-3966.

Because we purchase wines and food based on the number of registrants, no-shows are charged a non-refundable fee equal to $250 per person, unless other arrangements are made at least 5 working days in advance of the seminar.

If for any reason a class is canceled we will phone or e-mail you 48 hours prior to the start of the class. If a class is canceled at the last minute due to bad weather (this is very rare) we will reschedule the class. However, if a class is held and you decide not to attend because you believe the weather is bad then it will be treated as a no-show.

It is highly recommended that you register early, your credit card will not be charged until seven days in advance of the course. We must have a minimum students registered in order to form a course. If you are traveling from out of town to attend, please do not make travel arrangements until two weeks in advance of the course.

More Questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

 

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