Foundation Course


I would like to be placed on the waiting list for the spring semester Foundation Course (3/19). Unfortunately I postpone signing up in order to wait til I could speak to a Sommelier at a wine tasting that took place tonight. I wanted his opinion on whether to take the foundation or Core Program.

Karen Olsen

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Can do. As always, I recommend the core over the foundation program. It’s the only way to earn your Somm pin (if you opt for the professional certification) in a single semester.

There is a single seat left for the Core, which is yours if you want it. The next semester will be in August, which will be our accelerated program. After that, is the Fall semester. Hope to see you soon!


  • I’m not sure what to do now, as I really want to begin now since I would like to get a part time job in the field sooner than later. I’m a bit concerned nfused about your recommendation of Foundation Over the Core. I do want to do the certification. Would it not be worth it for me to take the Core? What are the chances someone would drop from the Foundation course?

  • Karen,

    That was a typo. It was supposed to read “Core over the Foundation”

  • OK, thanks. Is toe Core seat still open for me? I would like to sign up

  • I will add you to the waitlist in case any seats – whether in Core or Foundation – become available.

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