September 20, 2014


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For More Information

   Please contact


Phyllis Festinger
Tel: 954-437-0449

Hours: 9a - 5p EST


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Domaine Leon Beyer guiding.

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United States Sommelier Association Wine Schools


       Sommelier Certificate Immersion Course


           October 12-17, 2014 / Sunday to Friday





October 12, 2014 ~ Sunday 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

 Course Orientation

  • Books and materials distributed
  • History
  • Sensory Evaluation with Le Nez Du Vin
  • Introduction to grape varietal selections
  • Practical Service

 October 13, 2014 ~ Monday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM & 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Old World

  • Wines of France
    • Champagne, Sparkling Wines & Sabering
    • Bordeaux
    • Burgundy
    • Alsace
    • Loire Valley
    • Rhône Valley
    • Languedoc & Roussillon
    • Provence
    • Southwest

 October 14, 2014 ~ Tuesday 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Old World

  • Italy
    • North
    • Central
    • South
  • Other EU Countries
    •  Spain & Portugal
    • Germany & Austria

 October 15, 2014 ~ Wednesday 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM

New World

  • North America
    • United States
    • (Canada & Mexico)
  • Oceania
    • Australia
    • New Zealan
  • Africa
    • South Africa

 October 16, 2014 ~ Thursday 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM

New World, Fortified, Spirits

  • South America
    • Chile
    • Argentina
    • Uruguay
  • Fortified Wines
    • Port
    • Sherry
    • Madeira
    • Marsala
    • Vin Doux Naturel
  • Spirits
  • Food & Wine Pairing
  • Menu Management
  • Training

 October 17, 2014 ~ Friday  10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

  • CS Examination 
    • Written
    • Technical Tasting

  Registration or more information please contact /

   or please call Tel: 954-437-0449 Phyllis Festinger or our Corporate Line @ T +01 (0) 786 497-1854.

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        Advanced Sommelier Certificate Immersion Course


                              Vineyard Series ~ Harvest 2014


               Join us for this truly unique, highly professional, one of a kind experience!

                                  Sunday, September 21 to Saturday, September 27, 2014

                                                Click Here to Preview the Advanced Sommelier Certificate Course


 The courses offer vineyard excursions with viticulturists & vineyard managers, winemaker led barrel tastings, see the 2014 Harvest first hand, learn how to evaluate over 120+ premium wines with component double blind tastings, food & wine pairing, theory, practical service & more.


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                  Click to link to Wente Vineyards Preview Video with Karl Wente, Winemaker

                  Click here to view Chardonnay grapes being brought in at Harvest 2013

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Advanced Level ~ ACS / Vineyard Tours, Winery Visits in Livermore and Napa Valleys

Classes: Sunday Orientation 4:00p to 7:00p l Mon - Thurs: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm l Friday: Napa Excursion l Saturday 11am-1pm (ACS Exam) 

Contact Phyllis Festinger at 954.437.0449 or


Tuition, books, Napa Valley Excursion, Vineyard Tours, 125+ labels tasted,

Wente Vineyards Catered Lunches Available*, Optional Hotel Package Available with Shuttle service- Limited Rooms*



*HOTEL PLAN September 21-27, 2014

Quality Inn & Suites ( 3/4 Star, Choice Hotel Group), Livermore, CA

Costs: $79.10+ daily ( 6 nights) spacious king size bed rooms, very limited availability

Rooms includes: Wente shuttle service, complimentary wifi, HBO/Satellite TV, microwave, refrig., study desk

gym, pool, full hot breakfast buffet with eggs, meats, assorted breads, cereals, fresh waffles, yogurt, fruits, more.

Great location in upscale Livermore, near vineyards, tasting rooms, etc. 




                                                                 CERTIFIED WINE EDUCATORS


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Wine School & Certificate Programs


Theoretical Knowledge, Practical Service

  Sensory Evaluation & Technical Tasting


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 Courses cover:



  • History of wine ~ from ancient to modern times
  • Varietal Component Wine Tastings with Le Nez du Vin 54 Master Aroma Kit
  • Master Blind Tasting ~ Techniques & Sensory Evaluation
  • Viticulture ~ All the facts on how wine is "grown" in the vineyards
  • Vinification ~ From grape to glass. Winemaker decisions after harvest
  • Taste & study your way through the major wine producing regions around the world
  • Learn all about the (3) three wine styles ~ Sparkling, still or light & fortified
  • Blending wines ~ overview
  • Food & wine pairings ~ pair (11) eleven different foods with the (5) five most popular wine varietals
  • The Art of the Sabreur ~ learn to saber the top of a Champagne bottle with a sword
  • Riedel Vinum Series Tasting Glasses ~ world class tasting glasses
  • Taste 100+ different premium labels from all over the world with master tasters
  • Certificate Exam upon completion


    Registration and Membership



     Sommelier Certificate Immersion Course 


                  October 12 - 17, 2014

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      October 12 to 17, 2014l Sunday to Friday

      Location: Miami Beach, Florida, USA

      Lincoln Road / Maison Grande Campus

      Course Level: Foundation; Novice to Immediate

      Contact: Phyllis Festinger at 954.437.0449


                 Over 100 premium wine labels tasted


            Tuition, Course Materials, Books & More

                                 ~ Cost $750 ~

      For More Information or to Register Click Here

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                            USSA Membership

                      Annual Membership includes:

                        Certificate of Membership,

                          Membership Lapel Pin

                  Special Events, Networking, and

                              Tasting Invitations


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