The Academy of Sake & Fine Service 1-Day Seminar (Level 1)

Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits Las Vegas, NV

This introductory seminar will introduce you to the world of sake while discussing ingredients, production methods, styles, service techniques, and of course, LOVE! While discussing these points we will also be tasting numerous different sakes to emphasize production and stylistic differences.

The Academy of Beer and Fine Service Basic Training Course

Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits Las Vegas, NV

This course covers essential knowledge on beer ingredients and brewing process, beer styles, proper storage and service, tasting and evaluation, and sales techniques. It also prepares beverage professionals to pass the first level, Certified Beer Server™ exam of the Cicerone Certification Program.

Going Blind

Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits Las Vegas, NV

The newest addition to the SGWS Academy programs! Participants will encounter a double-blind tasting while engaging and relying entirely on their senses. Attendees will taste and try to identify a variety of completely anonymous samples. As opposed to a lecture, this will be a fun way to test your palate. If looking to practice for an exam or just a challenge, this is for you. Space is extremely limited.

Focus Sessions

Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits Las Vegas, NV

No prerequisites required
Please note, these breakout wine classes are conducted at an intermediary knowledge level.

Sommelier Workshops

Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits Las Vegas, NV

No prerequisites required
Please note these classes are trade specific for current or aspiring sommeliers

The Academy of Sake & Fine Service 1-Day Seminar (Level 2)

Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits Las Vegas, NV

In this seminar we will be building upon your Sake Level One knowledge by diving deep into rice varieties, yeast strains, water, koji, and styles, along with learning in depth information about the production methods and stages of making sake. We will be performing a hands on experiment of how sake and food pair together. This seminar also includes a traditional Japanese lunch along with a tasting of roughly 20 sakes!

Beer Quality Assurance and Best Practices Training

Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits Las Vegas, NV

Our goal with quality assurance at the distributor and retail levels is preserving the brewer’s intent all the way to the beer drinker’s glass. Beer is a delicate substance and can encounter many serious issues from the brewery to the consumer. In this course, we’ll cover beer quality and freshness, best service practices and code dating so you can give your customers the best beer experience and charge them a premium for perfectly stored and served beer.