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

Class is limited to 24 participants, register early to reserve your space! Click a corresponding "Register" link to sign up. The cost of the seminar is $545 (includes wine, gourmet lunch, educational materials and instruction). 

Level I: Register for the Guild On-Line Wine or Spirits Exam

For any of our Level 1 Wine Seminars you can sign-up for the award exam either before or after you attend the seminar. Or, before or after you complete the on-line lecture component of the seminar. If you sign-up for the exam and take it within two weeks of taking the seminar use the following registration:

Register: Level I Wine or Spirits Seminar On-Line Exam ($50)  
Take the exam at your convenience.  When you sign up we will send you the information you will need to take the exam. 

If you are taking the exam more than 2 weeks after you attended the seminar, use this registration:

Register: Level I Wine or Spirits Seminar On-Line Exam ($100) - After 2 weeks  
Take the exam at your convenience.  When you sign up we will send you the information you will need to take the exam. 

When you sign up for the on-line exam the Guild will send you an email with instructions on how to take the exam and a second email, from the company we use to administer the exam, inviting you to their website to the take the exam.

Level I: Register for the Guild On-Line Lecture Component

Register: Level I Wine Seminar On-Line Lectures Component of the Level 1 Wine Seminar ($275)  
Go through the lecture component of the seminar at your convenience.   When you sign up we will send you the information you will need to get a notebook and access the lectures. 

The cost of the on-line lecture component includes 200 pages of classroom material as well as classroom material for the wine tasting component that we will mail to you (3-5 day delivery, if in the USA). In addition to the lectures component you will also have to register for the one-day wine tasting component ($345) which is taught in Denver. See the schedule at the bottom of the page.

When you sign up for the on-line Lecture Component the Guild will send you an email with instructions on how to set up your computer to complete the on-line Lecture Component and a second email, from the company we use to manage the lectures, inviting you to their website to download the lectures.

Level I: Register for the Guild In-Class Wine Seminar

This is our weekend Level 1 Wine seminar that we have been teaching for over 20 years that includes In-Class lectures and wine evaluation.

Register: Level I Wine Seminar - Denver, CO
8:30AM - 5:30PM - Saturday, January 02 and
8:30AM - 1:00PM - Sunday, January 03, 2021 ($545)

Register: Level I Wine Seminar - Denver, CO
8:30AM - 5:30PM - Saturday, February 06 and
8:30AM - 1:00PM - Sunday, February 07, 2021 ($545)

Register: Level I Wine Seminar - Denver, CO
8:30AM - 5:30PM - Saturday, March 06 and
8:30AM - 1:00PM - Sunday, March 07, 2021 ($545)

Register: Level I Wine Seminar - Denver, CO
8:30AM - 5:30PM - Saturday, April 10 and
8:30AM - 1:00PM - Sunday, April 11, 2021 ($545)

Register: Level I Wine Seminar - Denver, CO
8:30AM - 5:30PM - Saturday, May 01 and
8:30AM - 1:00PM - Sunday, May 02, 2021 ($545)

Register: Level I Wine Seminar - Denver, CO
8:30AM - 5:30PM - Saturday, June 05 and
8:30AM - 1:00PM - Sunday, June 06, 2021 ($545)

Register: Level I Wine Seminar - Denver, CO
8:30AM - 5:30PM - Saturday, July 10 and
8:30AM - 1:00PM - Sunday, July 11, 2021 ($545)

Register: Level I Wine Seminar - Denver, CO
8:30AM - 5:30PM - Saturday, August 07 and
8:30AM - 1:00PM - Sunday, Aug 08, 2021 ($545)

Register: Level I Wine Seminar - Denver, CO
8:30AM - 5:30PM - Saturday, September 11
and 8:30AM - 1:00PM - Sunday, September 12, 2021 ($545)

Register: Level I Wine Seminar - Denver, CO
8:30AM - 5:30PM - Saturday, October 02 and
8:30AM - 1:00PM - Sunday, October 03, 2021 ($545)

Register: Level I Wine Seminar - Denver, CO
8:30AM - 5:30PM - Saturday, November 06 and
8:30AM - 1:00PM - Sunday, November 07, 2021 ($545)

Register: Level I Wine Seminar - Denver, CO
8:30AM - 5:30PM - Saturday, December 04 and
8:30AM - 1:00PM - Sunday, December 05, 2021 ($545)

Level I: Register for the Guild One-Day Wine Tasting Component

Tasting component that goes with the on-line lecture component of the Level 1 Wine Seminar.

Register: Level I Wine Tasting Component of the Level 1 Wine Seminar - Denver, CO
8:30AM - 5:30PM - Saturday, March 27, 2021 ($345)

Register: Level I Wine Tasting Component of the Level 1 Wine Seminar - Denver, CO
8:30AM - 5:30PM - Saturday, June 26, 2021 ($345)

Register: Level I Wine Tasting Component of the Level 1 Wine Seminar - Denver, CO
8:30AM - 5:30PM - Saturday, September 25, 2021 ($345)

Register: Level I Wine Tasting Component of the Level 1 Wine Seminar - Denver, CO
8:30AM - 5:30PM - Saturday, December 18, 2021 ($345)

When you sign up for the on-line Tasting Component the Guild will send you an email that states you are registered for the Tasting Component of the Level 1 Wine Seminar.

Registration & Cancellation Policy:

You must register for courses through the International Wine Guild. Online registration closes 1 day prior to class start date. If you need to register after the close date, please contact the International Wine and 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 $495 per person, unless other arrangements are made at least 7 working days in advance of the seminar.

If for any reason a seminar is canceled we will phone or e-mail you 48 hours prior to the start of the seminar. If a seminar is canceled at the last minute due to bad weather (this is very rare) we will reschedule the seminar. However, if a seminar 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 seminar or course.

More Questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

 

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