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United States Sommelier Association Wine Schools

                                                                                                                          

         Learn Wine, Get Certified, Wine School Vineyard Series

    

               Join us for this truly unique, highly professional, one of a kind experience!

 

The courses offer vineyard excursions with viticulturists & vineyard managers, winemaker led barrel tastings, see the 2014 Harvest first hand, learn how to evaluate over 100 premium wines with component double blind tastings, food & wine pairing, theory, practical service & more.

 

(CS) Sommelier Certificate Immersion Course - Sunday to Friday, August 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 2014

(ACS) Advanced Sommelier Certificate Immersion Course - Sunday to Saturday, September 21-27, 2014

 

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                    Vineyard Series Winery Campus, California - Click Here or Image to view school video

 

Sommelier Certificate Immersion Course - Sunday to Friday, August 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 2014

Classes: Sunday Orientation 4:00p to 7:00p l technical tasting 

Mon - Thurs: 8:30a-5:30p l Friday: 10:30am - 12:30pm (CS Exam) 

Course Level: Foundation / Novice to Immediate ~ CS Examination

Contact Phyllis Festinger at 954.437.0449 or information@ussommelier.com

 

Tuition, books, materials, sabering, vineyard tours, barrel tastings, CS Examination: $750

Flights: Early bookings low fares are available via Expedia or Regional

 

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Wente's 4-Star Restaurant, Catered Daily, Vineyard Buffet Lunches & Afternoon Breakouts M-TH: $95*

                                                                        Highly recommended!

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Optional Hotel Package Available - Limited, includes: Wente shuttle service, walking distance to restaurants,

shopping & city center, wireless internet, HBO/Satellite TV, microwave, refrig., study desk, (6) days / (5) nights

America's Best Value Inn, Livermore, CA. - Total Cost: $399.00

Great location in central upscale Livermore, near vineyards, tasting rooms, etc. 

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Vineyard Series Harvest 2014 ~ Advanced Sommelier Certificate Immersion Course

 

                       The Ultimate Wine Class, In depth, Incredible Experience

                                         Sunday to Saturday, September 21-27 2014

California Wineries @ Wente Vineyards, in Napa Valley at Domaine Chandon, Nickel & Nickel, and More!!

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                                          Click Here to Preview the Advanced Sommelier Certificate Course in California                                         

                                            Click to link to Wente Vineyards Preview Video with Karl Wente, Winemaker

                                               Click here to view Chardonnay grapes being brought in at Harvest 2013

  

Advanced Level ~ ACS / Vineyard Tours, Winery Visits in Livermore and Napa Valleys

Classes: Sunday Orientation 4:00p to 7:00p l Mon - Thurs: 8:30a-5:30p l Friday: Napa Excursion l Saturday 11am-1pm (ACS Exam) 

Contact Phyllis Festinger at 954.437.0449 or information@ussommelier.com

 

Tuition, books, Napa Valley Excursion, Vineyard Tours, 100+ labels tasted,

Wente Vineyards Catered Lunches Available $

Optional Hotel Package Available with Shuttle service included - Limited Rooms, USSA Corporate Rates

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Registration Includes above: $995

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USSA ALUMNI STUDENT Registration: $800

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Wente's 4-Star Restaurant, Catered Daily

Vineyard Buffet Lunches & Afternoon Breakouts M-TH: $95*

                                                                        Highly recommended!

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HARVEST VINEYARD SERIES ~ HOTEL PLAN September 21-27, 2014

Wente Vineyards Advanced Sommelier Certificate Course

Costs: $475 - Limited, includes: All taxes, Wente shuttle service, walking distance to restaurants,

shopping & city center, wireless internet, HBO/Satellite TV, microwave, refrig., study desk, (7) days / (6) nights

America's Best Value Inn, Livermore, CA.

Great location in central upscale Livermore, near vineyards, tasting rooms, etc. 

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Wente Vineyards, Livermore, California 94550 / Tuesday, August 19, 12pm to 3pm / Limited Availability

Sparkling wine lunch, seminar, wine tasting, books and materials: $95 inclusive

Join us for this comprehensive wine experience. The afternoon features a wine paired lunch with sabered sparkling wines.

Then followed by a 1 to 2 hour wine boot camp styled seminar on the wines of the world renowned Medoc Region of Bordeaux.

Home to the five classifications of family of wines covering the wines of the Cabernet Sauvigon family including

Merlot, Cab Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Carmenere.

The class covers information from beginner to in depth level of knowledge. 

 

12:00 PM  to 1:00 PM - Wente Vineyards Country Buffet 

Wente Vineyards: Cresta Blanca Event Center, 5050 Arroyo Road, Livermore, CA 94550

1:00 PM to 2:30-3:00 PM - Medoc Seminar, Tasting and Video Presentation

Component tastings from the regions of St. Estephe, Pauillac, St. Julien, Margaux, Listrac, Moulis, Medoc, Haut-Medoc

For More information or to register click below or direct please contact:

Phyllis Festinger. Association Management / Professional Functions

Mail to: Phyllis217@aol.com l Call: 954-437-0449

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                                                                 CERTIFIED WINE EDUCATORS

                                       

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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
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    Registration and Membership

                

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     Sommelier Certificate Immersion Course 

      Vineyard Series Winery Campus, California 

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                     August 17-22 l Sunday to Friday

       Location: Wente Vineyards, Livermore, CA

      Course Level: Foundation; Novice to Immediate

         Contact: Phyllis Festinger at 954.437.0449

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                 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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