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The Sommelier of Wine & Spirits Guild is committed to serve as a qualified wine & spirits educational resource provider and is an approved program provider of internationally recognized WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust). The Guild houses a broad spectrum of wine & spirits programs and educational experiences for beverage professionals and enthusiasts across a multitude of industry platforms.
Our programs are led by knowledgeable industry professionals with a passion for educating others. We look forward to working with you.

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The Sommelier of Wine & Spirits Guild – The best wine school in Arizona

We are committed to serve as the qualified wine and spirits educational resource provider as the Approved Programme Provider of the internationally recognized WSET, the Wine and Spirit Education Trust.
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The Guild, based in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona, houses a broad spectrum for wine and spirits programs and educational experiences for beverage professionals and passionate wine enthusiasts across a multitude of industry platforms, experienced in our beautiful school and class settings.
Our programs are led by certified, knowledgeable industry professionals with a passion for educating others, particularly in the wonderful world of wine.
We can’t wait to share our knowledge with you!

Programs:

September 23rd - October 2nd

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines:

Established in 1969 for the UK wine trade, the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has since grown to become the global industry leader in wine and spirits education. The Sommelier of Wine & Spirits Guild is the Approved Program Provider in Arizona for WSET with our location in the heart of Old town Scottsdale. The Level 1 Award in Wines is the perfect introductory credentialed qualification for businesses wishing to professionally educate staff members on the basics of wine. Discounts are available for groups of 8 or more. Please contact us to reserve spaces for your employees. You may also view our Calendar page for upcoming dates at our Scottsdale location.

WSET Level 2 Award in Wine and Spirits

The Sommelier of Spirits & Wine Guild is pleased to offer the next level of your education of wine and spirits in our Old Town Scottsdale location. Top rated beverage and hospitality companies like Diageo, Constellation Brands and Hakkasan recognize the value in WSET training programs and so can your company. Take your staff to the next level of wine and spirits knowledge with WSET Level 2 Award in Wine and Spirits certifications, the only one of its kind available in Arizona. Discounts are available for groups of 8 or more. Please contact us to reserve spaces for your employees. You may also view our Calendar page for upcoming dates at our Scottsdale location.

The Art of Advanced Upselling

Boost business revenue with this 3 hour workshop in our Scottsdale, AZ classroom, customized around your in-house beverage program. This program entails customer service and upselling techniques as well as in-depth product knowledge training of the wine and spirits available at your place of business. Bringing out best in your employees, they will be able to competently and confidently offer a heightened experience for your patrons. Please contact us to set up dates and a program suited to you and your employees’ needs.

Student Programs

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

Passioned wine enthusiasts can begin their journey of enology with this WSET Certification from the Sommelier of Wine & Spirits Guild in Scottsdale, AZ. In this course, you will learn the steps of blind tasting wines and pairing wine with food. As the only approved school in Arizona for WSET, students will learn in a vibrant and inspiring setting to better understand and appreciate wine. Students will receive WSET certification and a lapel pin upon successful test completion. Please see our Calendar for upcoming dates.

WSET Level 2 Award in Wine and Spirits

This Award is the next progression to further develop your tasting skills and knowledge from the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines. Continuing in our Scottsdale class setting, you will learn further refinements in the study of enology over a period of several weeks. This class delves further into the process of viniculture and viticulture with advanced taste testing techniques. Further, this class also provides insight into the complexities of spirits, in their production, history and designations. You will receive completed certification and a lapel pin upon successful test completion. Please see our Calendar for upcoming dates.

Advanced Tasting Classes

The Sommelier of Wine & Spirits Guild offer a variety of themed advanced tasting classes covering topics such as principal grape varieties, regionals tastings, vintage tastings, detecting faults and blending workshops for students in need of improving wine tasting skills. Classes in our Scottsdale location are available for customization and study requirements upon request. Please see our Calendar for upcoming dates.

Master Level Wine & Spirits Classes

Our Master Level Wine & Spirits classes consist of 3 hour workshop intensives covering various regions and styles of wines and spirits. Advanced tastings are included with every workshop. Please see our Calendar for upcoming dates.
Sommelier of Wine & Spirits Guild – The best wine school in Arizona, is the premier Approved Program Provider for WSET Global, the premier wine and spirit education knowledge center and school for sommeliers, industry professionals and wine enthusiasts.
 
 

“The discovery of a wine is of greater moment than the discovery of a constellation. The universe is too full of stars.”


― Benjamin Franklin, circa 1700s