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

Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits Las Vegas, NV

In this 1-Day introductory seminar we 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.

The Academy of Wine & Fine Service 6-Week Blind Tasting Level 2 (starting March 30th)

Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits Las Vegas, NV

This course is a continuation of Blind Tasting Level 1. During the six sessions we will explore in more detail how such things as lees contact, botrytis, aromatic terpenes, and brettanomyces affect the flavor and aromas of wine and how it applies to specific grape varieties, wine making techniques, and particular wine styles.

Focus Sessions

Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits Las Vegas, NV

No prerequisites required
However, please note, these breakout wine classes are conducted at an intermediary to advanced knowledge level.

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 Spirits, Mixology and Fine Service 12 Week Exploration (starting February 5th)

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.

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 2-Day Seminar (Level 2)

Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits Las Vegas, NV

In this 2-Day 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. This seminar also includes a traditional Japanese lunch along with a tasting of roughly 15 sakes!

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.

The Academy of Wine & Fine Service 6-Week Blind Tasting Level 1 (starting January 20th)

Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits Las Vegas, NV

During this course students will learn to assess the structural properties of wine and learn how to identify common grape varieties based on an accurate assessment of their aromatic and flavor profiles. This course teaches core tasting skills needed to be successful in wine exams administered by the Court of Master Sommeliers, and WSET (Wine and Spirits Education Trust).