Through a Partnership with the International Wine Guild, GUSTO provides an avenue for higher education in wine via professional courses in wine, spirits and sake. The International Wine Guild is an accredited wine college, not just (or only) a professional certifying organization. We provide the support and education to prepare you for certification, if certification is your goal. The Guild was established to encourage the study of and to develop the technical and professional understanding and increased knowledge of wine throughout all areas of the wine and food service industry.
The Guild is dedicated to fostering wine education at the highest levels and helping both wine professionals and wine enthusiasts increase and expand their knowledge and understanding of wine.
All Guild programs are taught from a curriculum with a world view and can be approached by both the wine enthusiast and wine professional. We provide our own proprietary course materials for all diploma programs and administer course exams based on in-class teachings. All lead instructors in our professional programs have industry experience – often in a range of different areas of the industry and have been through a two-year training program to become Senior Wine Instructors.
Courses Offered In Texas
Fundamentals For Professionals
Fundamentals for Professionals are one-day short courses that are intended to prepare students for advanced courses and certification. These courses are also available to consumers and enthusiasts who are interested in a one-day professional course focused on a specific wine topic. Learn More Here…
Level I Wine Diploma Seminar
The Level I Wine Sommelier Diploma Program is an introductory course of study designed for individuals who desire to learn about wine. The focus is to develop a basic knowledge of wine, wine evaluation, wine description and wine and food pairing. Our goal with this introductory course is to change forever how you approach the subject of wine.
Level I Sake Diploma Seminar
The Sake Sommelier Diploma Programs Certification is an introductory professional course of study designed for individuals who desire to learn about Sake. The focus is to develop a basic knowledge of Sake, Sake evaluation and description, production techniques, styles and Sake and food pairing. Learn More Here…
Level I Spirits Diploma Seminar
The Level I Fine Spirits Sommelier Diploma Program is an introductory professional seminar designed for individuals who desire to better understand and appreciate fine spirits. The focus is to develop a basic knowledge of terms and concepts, production techniques, spirits technical and description evaluation as well as spirits and food pairing concepts.
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