Spending your summer in the Italian Riviera, then this isn’t for you. Vacationing in Rioja? Stay put. Touring Sonoma with a winemaker friend? Don’t change your plans. Everyone else, pay attention!
Summer Wine School is the place to feed your curiosity and discover what you are truly capable of. This August, you can earn your sommelier pin, become a certified wine instructor, or just hang out with some smart cool wine professionals.
The Six-Day Sommelier Crash Course
August 16th to 21st, from 5 to 9:30 pm
Does a lifetime of wine sound like an enticing career goal? This summer, we are offering a one-week sommelier course that may be the solution to your post-pandemic career blues.
The official name of the program is the Accelerated Core Wine Course. The program includes two sections: Foundation and Intermediate. The program typically takes two semesters to complete, but students enter an immersive education in this special program that brings them an entire wine education in a single week.
In the first section, students learn how to taste wines with the skills of an advanced sommelier, able to describe flavors and delve into the nuances of taste. Students embrace the entire world of wine in the later section: all the major grapes and all the major wine regions across the globe. Upon successful completion, graduates will earn their Level Three sommelier pins.
Friday Night Wine School
August 13th from 7 to 9 pm
This is just one of the private events available to members of our private wine club. We only charge $19/month and that pays for itself by having a single glass of Chateauneuf du Pape hanging out with fellow wine lovers.
Wine Instructor Certification
August 23rd to 28th, from 7:30-9:30 pm
If your dream is to do what we do –teach, write, and talk professionally about wine– then this is an essential program. This week-long program is engaging and life-changing. To qualify, you must have attended the Core Wine Program.