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

Focus Sessions

Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits

Multiple Dates Series


Each session has a specific theme. Please refer to the sections below for more information about each session.

Course Location

8400 South Jones Blvd. Las Vegas Nevada 89139.

Course Dates & Times

All sessions will be from 11am to 1pm. Refer to the sections below for sessions dates.


Applicants must be at least 21 years of age. Proper ID is required for admittance.


$50. Course fee includes enrollment and materials.

Here are brief descriptions of future sessions (click for details):

Get ready to get geeky! In this seminar we discover how the soil the vine grows in impacts the flavors and textures of the wines we drink.

Take a deeper look at what botrytis is, the flavors it imparts, and how to recognize whether or not it has affected the wine.

A tour around the world with how grape expressions change from the valley floors to mountain tops.

Sonoma Valley has a long history of winemaking, in this seminar we will cover history, stylistic approaches, and many AVAs within the region.

Pyrazines are a chemical compound found commonly in bell peppers along with some savory herbs. In this class we will learn about these compounds and the wines they show themselves in.

In this Southern Rhone Valley seminar we will dive into the historic Chateauneuf du Pape AOP along with a few others from this unique region.

Southern France has been known as the bulk wine region of France for years, but not anymore. To keep the class opinion free the entire tasting will be unknown, with wines to be revealed at the end of the class.

Learn about and taste wines from some of the steepest vineyards in the world.

Learn about this incredible region in Piedmont, known for the King of Italian Grapes, Nebbiolo. We will dive into history, soil, communes, and styles.

About the Instructor

Jessica Waugh, Assistant Director of Wine Education

Jessica Waugh, Assistant Director of Wine Education for SGWS Nevada like many, fell into the wine business. Jessica is originally trained in architecture, she designed her grandmother’s house, but decided to step away from architecture to pursue her thirst for wine. She fell in love with wine at an early age and decided to make her passion her career. She has been a F&B professional for over 15 years - working every position from busser to general manager - and as a sommelier in such prestigious Las Vegas restaurants as N9NE Steakhouse, Nove Italiano, Aureole, and Gordon Ramsay Steak. Jessica passed the Advanced Sommelier exam through the Court of Master Sommeliers in 2016 with the highest score, granting her the Rudd Scholarship. In 2018, she successfully passed three portions of the Masters Sommelier exam. With the tasting portion rescheduled, Jessica plans to reclaim her title in September 2019.

Beyond wine, Jessica became an Advanced Sake Professional in 2017 and created the SGWS Academy of Sake and Fine Service. Other accreditations that Jessica has completed are WSET Level 3 Award in Wine, WSET Educator Program, ISG Diploma, Italian Wine Professional, French Wine Scholar, and the Certified Beer Server. In her current role as a wine and sake educator, Jessica loves that she gets to teach her passion for a living. Her fondest moments are when she sees the lightbulb go off in others when she’s teaching a class. Jessica’s super power is that she makes wine and sake approachable for all audiences. It is her ambition to use her skills and knowledge to mentor others wanting to learn and grow in the business. It is her goal each day to inspire others to also do what they love.

Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits

8400 South Jones Blvd.

Las Vegas, NV 89139