Become an ISG Certified Sommelier


For professionals and enthusiasts

Intermediate Wine Certificate (IWC)Online: $500 USD; Classroom: $850 USD (Tuition includes all examinations)

Whether building on an existing career in hospitality or enhancing your enjoyment of wines; the ISG IWC curriculum will build an extensive foundation to the world of wine, food, service and management.

What you learn, what you get?

A broad foundational course designed for those interested in beginning a serious hospitality career or for those wanting to enjoy the subject.

Understanding of the most prevalent grapes used in the wine industry, based on a varietal approach.

You will study the correct and methodical approach to wine evaluation.

Acquire knowledge and experience of correct professional sensory evaluation.

Address Fortified and sparkling wine.

Learn correct wine terminology, understand label information, appellation concepts, service techniques as well as food and wine pairing theories.

Gain an appreciation for all types of wines and feel comfortable and confident when selecting and buying wine.

Structured and clear learning materials designed and build by our board of education. The ISG is the only Sommelier educational body that has its own learning materials, published books and standardized sommelier courses!

Course structure and requirements.

8 sessions totaling 24 clock hours in total, (you will need a minimum of 3 to 1-hour ratio of additional home studying to be successful) whether online or in class delivery. All sessions have a structural set-up and consist of: Lecture, Tasting, Review and Quiz to gain reinforcements of materials.

Course topics overview (Syllabus).

Advanced Wine Certificate (AWC) Online: $1,000 USD; Classroom: $1,450 USD (Tuition includes all examinations)

Advanced Wine Certificate – an advanced course designed to build on your knowledge from the ISG IWC. Based on REGIONAL approach. A broad spectrum of knowledge and understanding of wine, spirits and ales including: Viticulture, Vinification, and Regional appellation laws and more.

What you learn, what you get?

Extensive and deep knowledge of old and new world wine regions as well as sparkling, fortified wines, spirits and ales.

This course prepares you for your start as a professional in the wine business and industry.

Further develop your blind tasting skills.

Develop your service skills, food and wine pairing techniques, and proper storage and wine management practices.

Structured and clear learning materials designed and build by our board of education. The ISG is the only Sommelier educational body that has its own learning materials, published books and standardized curriculum!

You will be introduced to the most important wines and grapes from all around the world.

You will be introduced to most major and minor wine regions in the world, big countries and small.

This course advances your understanding of wine and wine making and prepares you for the Sommelier certification.

Course structure and requirements:

16 sessions totaling 48 clock hours in total, (you will need a minimum of 5 to 1-hour ratio of additional home studying to be successful) whether online or in class delivery.

All sessions have a structural set-up and consist of: Lecture, Tasting, Review and Quiz.

Exam (session 16) 5 hour, 2 theory and 1 practical exams. For more information please click here

Note: You will get ALL LEARNING MATERIALS, standardized and structured, as the ISG is the only Sommelier educational body that has its own learning materials, published books and standardized curriculum!

AWC examinations may be challenging, please read our policies for further important information.

Course topics overview (Syllabus) - click here.

For a more detailed information, IWC students can email directly to info@internationalsommelier.com.