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Association de la Sommelierie Internationale (ASI)

Associazione Italiana Sommelier

California Polytechnic State University

California State University Fresno (FSU)

Cameron Douglas on LinkedIn

New Zealand's only MS

Canadian Association Of Professional Sommeliers (CAPS)

Certified Hospitality Educator

The American Hotel & Lodging Association Educational Institute offers the CHE and many other professional certifications ... see

Cicerone Certification Program

Certified Beer Server, Certified Cicerone, Advanced Cicerone, Master Cicerone

Cornell AgriTech Grapes and Wine

Resources to help New York growers and wine makers

Cornell University

Court of Master Sommeliers

Culinary Institute of America

The Culinary Institute of America offers courses covering many aspects of the wine industry at the Rudd Center for Professional Wine Studies. These include a Wine Studies course in the associate degree program, an Advanced Wine, Beverage, and Hospitality bachelor’s degree concentration, and a Master’s Degree in Wine Management. Classes can also help pass the Certified Wine Professional (CWP) and Advanced Certified Wine Professional (ACWP) certifications.

Definitive List of Master Sommeliers

Discover Wine & Spirits Academy

FCI Certified Sommelier Program

FSU Winery

Fresno State Winery

Geisenheim Institute

Grape Experience

Authorized provider for DipWSET run by Adam Chase in San Francisco and Boston

Guild Compendium

Tremendous resource. Wine laws by region, producer classifications, production and climate data, grape varieties, viticulture and viniculture glossary, biodynamic preparations, must weight conversions between Öchsle, Baume, Brix, KMW (Klosterneuburger Mostwaage), wine barrel sizes by region, Information about spirits, cocktails, beer and sake

Harriet Lambeck's Wine & Spirits Program

Leads to Wine Program Certificate and Certified Specialist of Spirits

Haute Valeur Environnemental (HVE)

High Environmental Value (HEV) Agriculture is a French certification of the environmental quality of a farm; it does not certify the quality of a product. It addresses phytosanitary (plant disease) strategy, fertilization management, and preservation of biodiversity.

Institute of Culinary Education

New York campus offers Wine & Beverage Studies

Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW)

International Bartenders Association

Bartender Guilds from 62 countries. Hosts the World Cocktail Championships

International Bartenders Association (IBA)

International Coffee Organization (ICO)

International Sommelier Guild (ISG)

International Wine Center

NYC Wine Education

International Wine Guild

Italian Sommelier Association

Italian Wine Central

Superb resource on Italian wine, though the maps aren't always accurate

Napa Valley College Viticulture & Winery Techonology

1 and 2 year degree options

North American Sommelier Association

Online Luxury Service Training Certification

Napa Valley College's Hospitality, Culinary & Tourism Management Department (HCTM) ) in partnership with the Forbes Travel Guide offers online luxury service training courses:
HCTM 200 Introduction to Luxury Service
HCTM 201 Luxury Service Standards

Pontifica Universidad Catolica de Chile

Rioja Wine Academy

Free Online Courses leading to the Rioja Wine Diploma, Diploma in Rioja Wine Tourism, Rioja Wine Diploma for Trade and Distribution, and Rioja Wine Certified Educator certifications

San Francisco Wine School

David Glancy MS CWE and other professionals host many workshops and events in South San Francisco, San Jose, and online. They offer their own wine certifications (CWAS and NWAS) as well as those for WSG, SWE, and WSET.

Society of Wine Educators

Respected certification programs: Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW), Certified Wine Educator (CWE), Certified Specialist of Spirits (CSS), Certified Spirits Educator (CSE), and the entry-level Hospitality/Beverage Specialist Certificate (HBSC) Search by name to verify credentials. Excellent maps and annual conference.

Sommelier Society of America

Sonoma State University Wine Business Institute

Many wine-related certificates

Spanish Wine Academy

Apparently Pancho Campo is a fraud

Stellenbosch University

Systematic Approach to Tasting

Terra Vitis

Terra Vitis is an environmental certification specific to viticulture and oenology. It is based on the 3 pillars of sustainable development: environmental, social and economic. It covers both the product and the vineyard.

U.S. Bartenders’ Guild

U.S. Sommelier Association

UC Davis Viticulture & Enology

United States Bartenders' Guild

The Beverage and Bartending Compendium book covers information in the USBG Master Accreditation Spirits Professional and Advanced Bartender Exams

Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa

Universita degli Studi di Udine

Universita degli Studi di Verona

Universitat Rovira y Virgili

Universite Montpellier

University of Adelaide

University of Pecs


Wine school in the Languedoc run by Matthew Stubbs, MS

Viticulture Durable en Champagne (VDC)

Sustainable Viticulture in Champagne is a certification to support the evolution of Champagne vineyards towards sustainable practices. It is structured in 3 stages: compliance with regulations, HVE certification, and requirements specific to Champagne regarding preservation of the terroirs and the enhancement of the landscapes, the responsible management of waste and by-products and the reduction of the carbon footprint.

Washington State University Viticulture and Enology

Viticulture and Enology certificates

Wine & Spirit Education Trust

World's premier wine education leading to Level 4 Diploma (DipWSET) certification, a pre-requisite for the MW credential

Wine Origins Alliance

Wine Location Specialist (WLS) is a collaboration between the CIVC (Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne) and the IVDP (Instituto dos Vinhos do Douro e Porto)

Wines of Portugal Academy

Free online course of 6 modules that cover a variety of topics related to the Portuguese wine sector, from history, wine regions, grape varieties, wine styles and food pairing. A certificate of completion will be issued to you at the end of the course upon passing (80% correct) a multiple choice exam for each module.

Worldwide Sommelier Association

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