Certifications

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.

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

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

International Bartenders Association

Bartender Guilds from 62 countries. Hosts the World Cocktail Championships

Certified Hospitality Educator

The American Hotel & Lodging Association Educational Institute offers the CHE and many other professional certifications ... see https://www.ahlei.org/academic/college-university/training-and-certification/

Institute of Culinary Education

New York campus offers Wine & Beverage Studies

Spanish Wine Academy

Apparently Pancho Campo is a fraud

Harriet Lambeck's Wine & Spirits Program

Leads to Wine Program Certificate and Certified Specialist of Spirits

Washington State University Viticulture and Enology

Viticulture and Enology certificates

Sonoma State University Wine Business Institute

Many wine-related certificates

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

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

International Wine Center

NYC Wine Education

Napa Valley College Viticulture & Winery Techonology

1 and 2 year degree options

North American Sommelier Association

Cornell University

University of Pecs

University of Adelaide

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

Association de la Sommelierie Internationale (ASI)

Stellenbosch University

Pontifica Universidad Catolica de Chile

Universita degli Studi di Udine

Universite Montpellier

Universita degli Studi di Verona

Universitat Rovira y Virgili

U.S. Bartenders’ Guild

United States Bartenders' Guild

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

U.S. Sommelier Association

Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa

Vinecole

Wine school in the Languedoc run by Matthew Stubbs, MS

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)

Worldwide Sommelier Association

Wine & Spirit Education Trust

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

Systematic Approach to Tasting

International Sommelier Guild (ISG)

Grape Experience

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

California Polytechnic State University

Italian Wine Central

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

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.

Canadian Association Of Professional Sommeliers (CAPS)

FCI Certified Sommelier Program

UC Davis Viticulture & Enology

Associazione Italiana Sommelier

Italian Sommelier Association

FSU Winery

Fresno State Winery

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

California State University Fresno (FSU)

Discover Wine & Spirits Academy

Geisenheim Institute

Cameron Douglas on LinkedIn

New Zealand's only MS

International Bartenders Association (IBA)

International Coffee Organization (ICO)

International Wine Guild

Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW)

Court of Master Sommeliers

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