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International Wine Guild: Advanced Fine Spirits

October 4, 2012 (Thu) from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

International Wine Guild National Training Center

1600 Wynkoop Street Suite 300
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-296-3966
Cost: $1900

Event Details

Event ID #417526
Spirit Event    Tags:   Spirits   Educational  
Fine spirits have always been associated with those who enjoy fine wines. This advanced course will present information on the history, styles, production, and tasting etiquette of some of the worlds finest spirits. This course can be taken for a Fine Spirits Certification.

This is a Level II Certification Course and can also be taken as a Level III course. However, we strongly recommend that you first take the Guild Spirits Certification Seminar (Level I Certification) before attempting this Level II course.

As a Level II Course you can receive the following certification, depending upon whether or not you are currently in the trade:

  • Certified Executive Fine Spirits Sommelier (professional)
  • Certified Senior Spirits Connoisseur (for the serious enthusiast)


You may be enrolled in our Level II WIne Certification Course or any Level III course and take this course concurrently.

This course covers the following spirits and liqueurs:

  • Brandy – Old and New World
  • Gin
  • Absinthe
  • Scotch and Irish Whiskey
  • Bourbon
  • Rum and Cane Spirits
  • (Sipping) Tequila and Mescal
  • Vodka
  • Key Liqueurs


You will also learn about:

  • Formal Sommelier service for spirits and liqueurs
  • Tasting etiquette
  • Professional, technical tasting techniques for different spirits
  • The history and development of spirits
  • Spirit fermentation, distillation and production techniques
  • Blind tasting spirits to recognize specific styles
  • You will receive more than 400 pages of material, specifically designed for this course and taste about 75 different spirits
Class meets once a week every Thursday starting October 4th to December 20th from 6 - 10pm.

Posted By: International Wine Guild

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