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ISGM Sommelier and ISGM Sommelier Degree

ISGM Sommelier and ISGM Sommelier Degree
ISGM Sommelier Online Learning: $6,000.00 tuition (including all three theory exams and one practical exam) + $1,000.00 (for 2 practical exams in person).
ISGM Sommelier Degree Online Learning: $1,000.00 for dissertation, only available for ISGM Sommelier graduates.
ISGM Sommelier Live on Line $6,000.00 (including all three theory exams and one practical exam) + $1,000.00 (for 2 practical exams in person) + $1,000.00 (optional live classes additions)
ISGM Sommelier Classroom: $9,000.00 all inclusive of materials and all examinations (3 theory and three practical).
ISGM Sommelier Degree Classroom: $1,000.00 for dissertation, only available for ISGM Sommelier graduates

In today’s economic turbulence and ever changing interconnecting multinationals, the hospitality industry requires professionals that will have multi talents. Either for a particular employer or have multiple different options available and be equipped with broad talent spectrums to make your own success

The 90 weeks intensive week ISGM Sommelier plus the addition of the ISGM Sommelier Degree in multiple disciplines provide a more rounded program than most University courses combining a full sommelier degree embraced with a full oenology program, wine management economics, culinary and nutritional full support.

The program provides graduates with the utmost of professional tools and vocational competencies in order to climb up in the industry and become an industry leader.

The ISG is the only institution to have directly and uniquely developed curriculum and extensive course books published for its courses. This will enable you to become a highly professional Sommelier with capabilities and knowledge in oenology, wine business management, and lastly the culinary & nutrition aspects should you desire to evolve in a different direction.

We teach not only wine and spirits for the hospitality industry, but also within the wine business, industry tendencies of the 21st century’s ever-changing world, marketing and new-media as well as the oenology degree to ensure that our graduates are adept at their knowledge and understanding to help them to become successful.

For more information on our special developed curriculum please contact us directly as the degree requires a lot of thought and understanding of what a student is committing too.

What you learn?

Industry experts lead all of our lectures. Beginning with the complexity in the hospitality components of Sommelier including, but not limited to cellaring, investment strategy, menu design, and regional analysis of wines, distillates, and other fermentable such as beer, sake, bijou and so on. Full understanding of all aspects of beverage management from starting a food operation perspective all the way to operations, inventory, staff training, menu designs, all cuisines from all countries on a micro level and with the EU specifically all PDO cheese, meat, fowl, fish, grains and vegetables. This is a complete education aimed at creating both, a fully functional sommelier for a 3 star Michelin restaurant.

The program then continues on to a full oenology, business management, culinary arts and nutrition degrees thus bringing full circle all interconnected industries.

As the ISG is the only Sommelier educational body that has developed and standardized its own learning materials, you will get: a unique sommelier book that was written and published by us for the strict training of sommeliers which has not been attempted since 1822 on such a level. For more information about our unique book, please Click here

Course structure and requirements:

The program is an intensive 30 session course

All sessions have a structural set-up and consists of: Lecture, Tasting, Review and Quiz (online or in class delivery. The course is 1,110 clock hours in total. You will need a 10 to 1 ratio of additional self-study hours to complete the course successfully. Successful completion of AWC is required for admittance into the ISGM Sommelier. Online students have 6 individual sommelier instructors to address each component and develop their knowledge to ensure success.

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 regardless of geography or language taught in!

Examination is composed of 6 different components.

Only ISGM Sommelier graduates are eligible to enter the ISGM Sommelier Degree

The ISGM Sommelier Degree requires to submit a 10,000 word dissertation for peer review evaluation within 6 months. Students will be guided by an educational mentor in the development of the dissertation.

Our grading method is standardized and consistent for each and every student regardless of country or language of delivery and with full transparency.

Please remember that in order to successfully complete your ISGM Sommelier you must attain no less than 75% in each of your six components.

In order to attain your ISGM Sommelier Degree you must have successfully passed the ISGM Sommelier before applying and writing your dissertation for peer reviewed approval. Dissertations are graded as either Pass with Distinction, Pass or Failure. Students attaining a failure grade, may resubmit their dissertations within 6 months at no additional tuition costs. For more important information about the examinations, click here

Course topics overview (Syllabus) - click here.


If you would like a general overview of the course structure and syllabus it has been provided here. For an extensive detailed breakdown of the syllabus, AWC students can email directly to

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