Wine Fundamentals I
An introductory course designed for the novice wine enthusiast lasting 24 clock hours. Whether building on an existing career in hospitality or enhancing your enjoyment of wines; the ISG Wine Fundamentals Certificate Level 1 curriculum provides an introduction to the basic aspects of sensory evaluation that are frequently overlooked when drinking wine. You will study the different components of wine appearance, aroma, and flavor.
This course offers a basic understanding of the major grapes used for making wine and their discerning characteristics as well as an introduction to fortified and sparkling wines. You will taste wines from around the world and be introduced to fortified and sparkling wine as well. Upon completion of this course you will have learned some basic wine terminology, understand label information, introduction to appellation concepts, rudimentary service techniques as well as some of the food and wine pairing theories. The goal is for you to gain an appreciation for all types of wines and feel comfortable and confident when selecting and buying wine.
The course runs one day per week. Successful completion of WFCL1 is required for admittance into WFCL2; WFCL1 examinations may be challenged. The 24 hour course concludes with a 75 minute examination.
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Wine Fundamentals II
A 48 clock hour course designed to build on your learning from the ISG Wine Fundamentals Certificate Level 1. You will be exposed to all elements involved in the wine business including viticulture, vinification, and regional appellation laws.
You will begin to develop your blind tasting skills by studying old and new world wine regions as well as sparkling, fortified wines and ales. In addition, you will build on your service skills, food and wine pairing techniques, and proper storage and wine management practices. The goal of this course is to advance your understanding of wine and wine making in order to prepare you for the Sommelier Diploma Program.
The course runs one day per week. Successful completion of WFCL2 is required for admittance into SDP; WFCL2 examinations may be challenged. The 48 hour course concludes with a three part 3.5 hour examination.
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Sommelier Diploma Program
The program is an intensive six-month course held once a week for eight clock hours. The International Sommelier Guild is the only professional body that accredits Sommeliers by direct instruction.
With our personalized approach to learning, we are not only able to tell you, but also to show you how to evaluate a wine, critique it, decant it, serve, and store it. Industry experts lead all of our lectures. The curriculum covers everything from viticulture, vinification, tasting techniques, cellaring, investment strategy, menu design, and regional analysis of wines, spirits, and ales. To ensure that your learning experience is second to none, we hold an annual conference to guarantee that each and every instructor has the latest information, research and development, new theories on food and wine pairing, and current trends in the market place. As a graduate, you will enter the industry informed and sought after.
This degree is aimed at being the defining benchmark for wine knowledge within the hospitality industry. We strive to support the professional development of our graduates including a referral program for career opportunities and sponsorship of tastings and events. Upon successful completion of the Sommelier Diploma Program, you will graduate with a diploma that designates you as a leader in wine industry with professional mobility. The 248 hour course concludes with a 6 part, 10.25 hour examination.
Objectives of the Program
1. 完成WFCL 1和2的课程学习，并获得证书
2. 完成 SDP的学习，并获得证书
Teacher Education Program
Establish minimum competencies, standards and guidelines for ISG instructors in the following areas:
- Overall expectations of ISG instructors and ISG administration
- Site preparations
- Preparing to teach
- Gathering information
- Examination requirements and review
- Class presentations and workshops
Delivery of the Program
The Teacher Education Program is delivered as a three (3) day seminar offered once per year in August in one select city.
Who will attend?
- Potential instructors will have been selected based upon their meeting the requirements as outline by the ISG
- Current instructors who wish to enhance their capabilities
- Must have successfully completed the Wine Fundamentals Certificate Level 1 and 2 courses*
- Must have successfully completed the Sommelier Diploma Program*
- Demonstrate a minimum of five (5) years hospitality experience (preferably front of the house)
- Demonstrate a minimum of three (3) years teaching experience (not necessarily in a classroom scenario; however it must be in an acceptable training or instructional environment)
- Demonstrate a Post Secondary Degree (does not have to be hospitality related)
- Provide a current resume with detailed educational and work experience
- Provide a cover letter outlining why you would like to take the program (1,000 words or less)
- Provide an industry reference letter (hospitality reference preferred)
- Provide an educator reference letter (from outside of the ISG organization is preferred)
* Applicants not having attained the WFCL certificates and/or the SDP may be considered on a case by case basis. Please outline your case in your cover letter and all applications are reviewed by the Dean of Academics and the Advisory Committee.
$500.00 US per person (does not include transportation and accommodations which are the responsibility of the applicant)
Certificate of Completion
All educators that have successfully completed the program will receive a certificate of completion from the ISG and will be added to the roster for possible instruction of the WFCL1 courses