March 31, 2015


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APRIL 12, 2015







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 French  Spanish   Italian


For More Information


   Please contact





Phyllis Festinger
Tel: 954-437-0449

Hours: 9a - 5p EST



  Maximillian Riedel 

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  Lectures at USSA


      Wine School

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USSA Wine School visits

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Domaine Leon Beyer guiding.

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  "Students must be

    21 years of age"


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US Sommelier, Inc. partners

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United States Sommelier Association Wine Schools


Sommelier Certificate Immersion Course, South Beach, FL


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Spring Wine School 2015 - Novice to Intermediate (CS)


April 12-17, 2015 

Sunday  - Orientation 1p-5p

Smith & Wollensky Restaurant,

1 Washington Ave., Miami Beach 33139

Monday-Thursday, 10:00a - 4:30p

USSA Lincoln Road Campus

1111 Lincoln Road, Suite 400 Miami Beach, FL 33140


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Please click below for complete syllabus

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 Please contact Phyllis Festinger, Administration at /

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Corporate Line @ T +01 (0) 786 497-1854.

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* HOTEL PLANS - Please Inquire


Monday - Wednesday, April 13-15, 2015: 12-1p

featured Food & Wine Luncheons at a Trio of Extraordinary Culinary Experiences.

Please click on the Register Here icon to find out more information or to register!

Total Cost: $75 All Inclusive, Sushi & Saki tasting & lecture at Doraku, Italian Experience

at Piola's, Top Miami Beach Steakhouse - Meat Market on Lincoln Road.

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United States Sommelier Association Wine School Vineyard Series ~ Sommelier Certificate Immersion Course California





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Sommelier Certificate Immersion Course

May 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 2015 

Hotel, Classroom, Vineyard & Winery

Orientation: Sunday May 24, 2015 3PM-6PM

Wente Vineyards, 5050 Arroyo Road,

Livermore, CA 94550

Classes, Studies, Field Trips and Exam

Quality Inn & Suites Hotel - Conference Room

5959 Preston Ave, Livermore, CA 94551
Wente Vineyards, Livermore, CA

5050 Arroyo Road, Livermore, CA 94550

This course prepares the student for Sommelier Certificate level of knowledge and includes wines and all beverages. Individuals learn to be capable of creating world-class wine program, completing restaurant beverage staff training. Materials needed to accomplish this are supplied as a part of the supplemental materials. Course books include:

  • USSA Advanced Course Book Outline, newest revised edition
  • USSA Advanced Course Tasting Template
  • USSA Advanced Course Beverage Book
  • Wine Atlas, Hugh Johnson & Jancis Robinson, newest revised edition

For more information please contact Phyllis Festinger, Administrator at /

To Register on Line or for more printed information Please click on Register Here for CS course tuition: $750.

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To Register for the Hotel Plan at Quality Inn Hotel & Suites

5959 Preston Ave, Livermore, CA 94551

Check In: Sunday May 24 Check Out: Friday May 29, 2015

$395 includes all taxes, transfer from hotel to Wente,

Breakfast Buffet, Business Center, Gym, Pool, Private Room, etc.

Click below to register or see more details:


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To Register for the Sunday Wente Restaurant Dinner

Wine Dinner $50 pp includes 3 course dinner and wine @ 4-Star

WENTE RESTAURANT 6:30PM - 8:30PM. Click below

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To Register for the Wente Restaurant CATERED LUNCHES:

Wine lunches: $95 pp includes 3 course Lunches with wine @

WENTE RESTAURANT 12-1p Tues, Wed, Thurs. (Mon. Lunch Box)

all taxes and gratuities. Click below. 

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Wine School & Certificate Programs


Theoretical Knowledge, Practical Service

  Sensory Evaluation & Technical Tasting


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 Courses cover:



  • History of wine ~ from ancient to modern times
  • Varietal Component Wine Tastings with Le Nez du Vin 54 Master Aroma Kit
  • Master Blind Tasting ~ Techniques & Sensory Evaluation
  • Viticulture ~ All the facts on how wine is "grown" in the vineyards
  • Vinification ~ From grape to glass. Winemaker decisions after harvest
  • Taste & study your way through the major wine producing regions around the world
  • Learn all about the (3) three wine styles ~ Sparkling, still or light & fortified
  • Blending wines ~ overview
  • Food & wine pairings ~ pair (11) eleven different foods with the (5) five most popular wine varietals
  • The Art of the Sabreur ~ learn to saber the top of a Champagne bottle with a sword
  • Riedel Vinum Series Tasting Glasses ~ world class tasting glasses
  • Taste 100+ different premium labels from all over the world with master tasters
  • Certificate Exam upon completion


    Registration and Membership

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      Sunday to Friday, April 12-17, 2015

      Location: South Beach, Florida, USA

     Sunday April 12, 1pm-5pm / Orientation:

    Smith & Wollenky's Restaurant

    1 Washington Ave., Miami Beach

    Monday - Friday, April 13-17, 10am to 5pm

    Classes & Exam: 1111 Lincoln Road, Ste 400

                                       Miami Beach, FL 33139 

      Course Level: Foundation; Novice to Immediate

      Contact: Phyllis Festinger at 954.437.0449


                 Over 100 premium wine labels tasted


            Tuition, Course Materials, Books & More

                                 ~ Cost $750 ~

      For More Information or to Register Click Here

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                            USSA Membership

                      Annual Membership includes:

                        Certificate of Membership,

                          Membership Lapel Pin

                  Special Events, Networking, and

                              Tasting Invitations


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