Earn your Spanish Wine Specialist™ Certification
Classes are held from Monday, April 16th to June 11th, from 7:30 to 9:30 pm in Rittenhouse, Philadelphia. All professional certification via the National Wine School in Calfornia.
Earn an advanced wine certification in a single semester. This program can be taken as part of the Advanced Sommelier Diploma Program, or as a stand-alone certification. There are no prerequisites to attend classes or earn certification.
This is an eight-class program which includes high-level executive tastings and lectures.
"Best Adult Education" Philadelphia Magazine
"Top Wine School in America" SOMM
Spanish wine is one of the most important wine countries in the world today. Knowing the varietals, regions, and history of this ancient vineland is crucial to any wine lover. The entire history of wine crisscrosses the Iberian peninsula, from the earliest colonies in the south to the modern city of Barcelona.
This program is an adventure in wine education, and a chance to try some of the great wines of the world, both famous and yet undiscovered. This Advanced wine program is organized into sections dealing with the main provinces or geographical regions–Aragon, Catalunya, Andalucia and so on–then within those by the individual Denominacion de Origen (DO). Within each DO the leading or most interesting bodegas are profiled.
The transformation of the Spanish wine trade over the last twenty years has been astonishing. From a state of decay, it has re-invented itself with amazing vigor. Four decades ago, Spain was resting on the laurels of its fortified wine and the occasional majestic Rioja. Other than that, Spanish wine was an ocean of mediocre table wines. Then everything changed. Now, Spanish wine is held in the same regard as the greatest of France and Italy.