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August 26th

Masterclass Monday - Sherry

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September 9th

Masterclass Monday - Madeira

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September 11th

Wine Tasting 101

Students will learn the exact technique sommeliers use to taste wine as well as walk away with educational tools to practice a system of structured tasting which in turn will fine-tune their ability to taste the many aspects in a wine. Through deductive tasting, student will learn the intrinsic visual, aromatic and flavor characteristics to look for in a wine and gain an essential understanding wine.




September 14 & September 15

50 Wines to Celebrate 50 Years of WSET

September 14th - 3:00 - 5:00pm. Sample 25 specially selected white varietal wines from notable regions around the world. $50 to attend. Space is limited.

September 15th - 3:00 - 5:00pm. Sample 25 specially selected red varietal wines from notable regions around the world. $50 to attend. Space is limited.

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September 23rd - October 2nd

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines

The Sommelier of Wine & Spirits Guild (www.spiritsomm.com) is pleased to offer the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits in Arizona! This is a certification program adaptable for beginner to intermediate level individuals interested in exploring wines and spirits at an in-depth level. With this program, you will gain a core understanding of wine and spirits through labeling terminology and by exploring the major grape varieties, raw materials, and regions of production. Upon successful completion, you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.

The WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits program encompasses a boastful variety of wines and spirits from various regions of the world to taste using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting® (SAT) throughout the program. The Level 2 program breakdown is as follows;

Session 1 - September 23rd, 5:00pm - 9:00pm – Review of foundational material is covered along with an in-depth guided lesson on deductive wine tasting. Students will learn about general labeling terminology and factors affecting wine style, quality and price, as they taste their way through 6 samples exemplifying the learning material. Session 1 concludes with a tasting of 3 different Chardonnays and 3 different Pinot Noirs from across the globe after an in-depth lesson on those 2 principal grape varieties.

Session 2 - September 24th, 5:00pm - 9:00pm – Session 2 covers an in-depth lesson on the remaining principal grape varieties; Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Grenache and Riesling. The lesson is accompanied by an expansive tasting of 2-3 wines of each varietal from various regions around the world.

Session 3 - September 25th, 5:00pm - 9:00pm – Other major white grape varieties and other major black grape varieties are covered during session 3 as students taste their way through 12 different benchmark examples of wines depicted in the lesson. The session concludes with a lesson on sparkling wines and a deductive tasting of 3 sparkling wines.

Session 4 - September 26th, 5:00pm - 9:00pm – The final education session includes a lesson on sweet wines, fortified wines and spirits. Each lesson is accompanied with an impressive deductive tasting panel of sweet wines, fortified wines and spirits. Session 4 is concluded with a comprehensive review session of the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits material in order to prepare for the final examination.

EXAMINATION - October 2nd, 6:00PM - 7:00PM – Students are administered a 45 multiple choice examination. Successful candidates receive a certificate and lapel pin.

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“Wine improves with age. The older I get, the better I like it.”


― Anonymous