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Winery Series August 17-22 at Wente Vineyards CS Immersion
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Winery & Harvest Campus (CS) Immersion Certified Sommelier Course
The Ultimate Wine Class Experience held at the World Famous Wente Vineyards, Livermore, California
Special Vineyard Inn Hotel & Meal Package Available
Wente Vineyards Family Estates
Sunday 17-August, 2014 to Friday 22-August, 2014
Course Cost: $750 includes tuition, books and materials
Wente Vineyards Restaurant Catered Lunch & Snacks M-TH: $100*
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To speak with our our administrator Phyllis Festinger
Direct - USSA WS Administrator: 954-437-0449
Direct - USSA Corporate Offices: 786.497.1854
Phyllis Festinger, Administration
Very limited seating for this course.
Recommended for novices to intermediate level of wine and spirits knowledge.
Vineyard Tour with Viticulturist / Vineyard Manager l Winery Tour and Tasting
Ideal for students whom would like to complete their certification over a shorter period of time
and those who do not live within the vicinity of the schools,
or who reside outside of the US.
Six-day course includes:
This course prepares the student to become knowledgeable in all the major wine regions of the world. Wine tasting techniques are taught using your sense of sight, smell and taste to develop an initial and then final conclusion as to where the wine comes from. It also requires you to develop an evaluation technique to describe which grape varietal(s) the wine makers use and be able to explain some of the techniques used to vinify the wine.
Tastings include between 100+ wines. These wines are tasted in special Riedel Crystal Vinum series tasting glasses.
Leading wine makers or certified wine experts lead each tasting.
Upon successful completion of the course a two-part test is given to the students on Friday 22-August 10:30am to 12:30pm. Students wishing to get results that day can check out of hotel and break until 2:30pm for results and exit interviews.
Part one of the test is a (1) hour written multiple choice and essay type test covering wine theory and practical wine service. Part two is a written double-blind tasting examination by the USSA board of examiners covering the techniques taught in the course.
Students scoring a 70% grade on each segment will receive their USSA Intermediate Sommelier Certificate.
Tuition Costs: $750.00
Catered Lunch & Snacks by Wente Vineyards Catering $100*
Optional Hotel and Transfers Package: Inquire
Your room reservation includes:
Transfer, hotel to Wente Vineyards Classroom; continental (danish, juice, coffee) breakfast from 6am daily,
seasonal pool, Microwave Oven, Mini-Fridge, Cable TV with HBO, Complimentary Wireless Internet,
study desk with lamp, more.
Check In Sunday 3pm and Check Out Friday 11 am 18-23 May, 2013 / 6 days / 5 nights
Wente Vineyards, Food & Wine Garden Lunches Al Fresco Mon-Thurs*
Materials & books inclusive: