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.

10-Week Advanced Beer Sommelier

Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits Las Vegas, NV

2019 SGWS Academy 10 Week Advanced Beer Sommelier Boot Camp Application for Enrollment. This course is designed to help prepare candidates to sit for the Certified Cicerone® exam on October 11th, 2019 in Las Vegas. There will be extensive self-study time and homework assigned each week.

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.

10 Week Sommelier Boot Camp (starting August 5th)

Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits Las Vegas, NV

This course is a 10 week immersion into the world of wine designed as a preparatory course for the CMS Introductory and Certified Sommelier exams. The first half of the program will cover the wine laws and wine styles of the major wine regions of the world. During the second half of the course we will focus on deductive tasting technique and proper wine service.

Wine 101 (Group)

Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits Las Vegas, NV

What is wine?
In this class you will learn the basics of white, rosé, red, and sparkling winemaking along with a hands on experience of the major tasting components of each style of wine.

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.

12 Week Distilled Spirits & Mixology Academy (starting August 7th)

Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits Las Vegas, NV

This highly informative and entertaining class, introduces the fascinating world of distilled spirits and the art of mixology. Students will learn the histories, stories and distillation techniques, styles and types of every spirit behind the bar. Additionally, you will learn garnish theory, menu design, reducing costs and the fundamental principles of flavor profiling through mixology. This class is an absolute MUST for the aspiring mixologist, professional bartenders, beverage directors or bar owners.

Wine 101

Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits Las Vegas, NV

What is wine?
In this class you will learn the basics of white, rosé, red, and sparkling winemaking along with a hands on experience of the major tasting components of each style of wine.

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!

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

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.