Become an ISG Certified Sommelier

For professionals and enthusiasts

Sommelier Certification AWC

The International Sommelier Guild is the professional sommelier certification body that accredits through Sommelier courses with direct instruction.

Upon successful completion of the Sommelier Certification AWC, you will become a member of the International Sommelier Guild. We strive to support the professional development of our members including a referral program for career opportunities and sponsorship of exclusive member tastings and events. You will not only graduate with a certificate that designates you as a leader in wine, you will become a part of a community that strives to help each other grow.

Advanced Wine Certificate (AWC)

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.

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