International Wine & Spirits Guild
The International Wine & Spirits Guild was established to encourage study to develop technical understanding and increased knowledge of wine at three levels: Level 1: Fundamental, Level 2: Intermediate and Level 3 Advanced or Master. If you are an individual with a passion for wine there are seminars and courses designed specifically for you to increase you wine knowledge and tasting skills.
The Guild is dedicated to fostering wine education at the highest levels and helping everyone increase and expand their knowledge and understanding of wine. To become a Guild member you must successfully complete either the Level 1 Guild Wine Seminar or the Level 2 Advanced Wine Course. The Guild also teaches numerous wine classes for the general public.
We are like a wine “college”, not just teaching wine tasting like it’s a party. We provide the support and education to prepare you to become very knowledgable about all aspects of wine if that is your goal. For example, our Level II Wine Seminar is an 11-week course in which we teach how to open a wine bottle and wine making as well as medium-depth, that is, intermediate, discussions on 15 countries and wine evaluation of about 50 wines. At Level 3, Advanced or Master level courses, we provide in-depth advanced education about wine, wine history, climate, terroir and, of course, wine evaluation (advanced wine tasting).
We understand that there are enthusiasts with a passion for wine, as well as wine and food. Therefore, we provide advanced quality, in-depth, factual courses.
All of our lead instructors have industry experience – often in a range of different parts of the industry. Many have career changed into the industry and have a full understanding of how to instruct everybody, regardless of you experience or background.
All of our instructors have been through a two-year training program to. They teach to a curriculum in each seminar or course.
Because the wine industry changes at such a rapid pace, we have developed all of the full-colormaterials we use in our seminars and courses so you can be up-to-date with everything you are learning. In addition, we have developed a series of proprietary tools that students receive as part of their materials for each class. (student materials are included in your registration fees.) These materials are updated annually to stay on top of a fast changing industry.
Intensive Study Courses
Regular Seminars and Courses
Whether you are a connoisseur or are a beginner, there are seminars and courses that will lift you to the status of wine aficionado. The Guild offers a lifetime of wine and spirits education to everybody.
International Wine Guild – Teaching Since 1997!
The International Wine & Spirits Guild was established in 1997 to encourage study to develop technical understanding and increased knowledge of wine.
The Guild is dedicated to fostering training at the highest levels and helping everyone. To become an active Guild member you must successfully complete either the Level I Wine Seminar, the Level 1 Fine Spirits Seminar (both seminars are 12 contact hours) or the Level 2 Advanced Wine Course or the Level 2 Advanced Fine Spirits Course.