March 31, 2015


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Course: South Beach April 12-17, 2015 - CS Immersion
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Course: South Beach April 12-17, 2015 - CS Immersion

Price per Unit (piece): $750.00

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Registration for Sommelier Certificate Immersion Course

April 12-17, 2015 / Sunday to Friday


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

Monday 10 AM to 5 PM

Old World

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

Tuesday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Old World

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

Wednesday 10 AM to 5 PM

New World

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

Thursday 10 AM to 5 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

Friday  10 AM to 12 PM

  • CS Examination 
    • Written
    • Technical Tasting

1111 Lincoln Road, Suite 400 Miami Beach, FL 33139 USA


Corporate Campus & Education Center

Immersion Workshop ~ Sommelier Certificate Course  


Recommended for novices to intermediate level of wine and spirits knowledge.  


Course includes:

  • 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
  • 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 Tasting Glasses ~ one of the best tasting glasses in the world for all varietals!
  • Taste over 100+ different premium labels from all over the world with master tasters
  • Dine Around Lunch Optional ($75pp all inclusive)


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) are used by the wine makers and be able to explain some of the techniques used to vinify the wine. Tastings include up to 100+ wines. These wines are tasted in special Riedel Crystal tasting glasses.


Each tasting is led by leading certified wine experts.


Upon successful completion of the course a two-part test is given to the students.

  • Part one 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 combined 70% grade will receive their USSA Intermediate Sommelier Certificate.  


Tuition Costs: $750.00

Materials & books inclusive:

  • USSA Foundation / Intermediate Sommelier Certificate Notebook USSA Foundation / Intermediate Sommelier Certificate
  • Module Notebook USSA Foundation / Intermediate Sommelier Beverage Notebook (spirits, beer, coffee, tea, cigars)
  • USSA Master Tasting Templates ~ two-sided laminated 11" x 17" guides
  • Brochures & booklets from the trade commissions of the major wine producing regions of the world
  • World Wine Atlas, Newest Edition, Hugh Johnson & Jancis Robinson, Pdf files, DVDs, and more  


Last Updated: Tuesday, 31 March 2015 00:13