Certified Sommelier Course

The Certified Sommelier Course is constructed around an certified version of the AIS (Italian Sommelier Association) curriculum, and reputed as the best Sommelier program in the world thanks to about 50 years of professional experience and development. Strength points of this curriculum AIS’s unique and patented ‘technical tasting method‘, their highest standard of service instruction and the globally acclaimed and patented ‘technical pairing methodology‘, for which the AIS curriculum is famous.

The certificate Course “Sommelier” requires no previous professional wine experience. It is an incredible opportunity for people passionate about the glorious world of wine and to those whose familiarity lacks true breadth. It is a full Sommelier course tailored to those who either already work in the wine & restaurant industries or those who desire to obtain the highest possible education.

The course will include tasting of more than 100 of the finest wines and spirits and will cover the following topics: Viticulture and Oenology, Wines of the World and Food & Wine pairing. Food & Wine pairing is the AIS’ curriculum’s biggest strength worldwide and a distinction for which it is highly regarded throughout the globe, having developed a highly functional, unique technical method and chart, trademark of the Italian Sommelier Association (AIS).

* REFUND & CANCELLATION POLICY: Please note that the enrolment to any of the above courses includes and indicates the agreement to the following refund & cancellation policy.

Any cancellation received by ANZIS prior to 30 days of beginning of course will be refunded 100%. Any and all cancellations received less than 30 days prior to the commencement of the course will NOT be refunded. Applicant can however retain the credit for future courses and products. Australian & New Zealand Institute of Sommeliers will make all efforts to satisfy a course completion but retains the right to cancel the course up to 24 hours before the date and time of commencement with a 100% refund.

Australian & New Zealand Institute of Sommeliers is solely responsible for the ‘enrolment fee’ of its courses. Australian & New Zealand Institute of Sommeliers is NOT responsible or liable for any and all costs/expenses sustained by the applicant including but not limited to transportation expenses (flights, train tickets, gasoline), hotel and lodging expenses, communication costs, per diem expenses.)

Download Enrolment Form: SOMMELIER COURSE FORM

1 Lesson The Sommelier – The Service of Wine – Service temperatures – Wine Succession on the Table – The Tools – The Cellar – The Wine List
Tasting of 4 wines
2 Lesson Viticulture: the Vineyard – Diseases and Defects of Wine
Tasting of 4 wines
3 Lesson Wine Tasting Technique – Visual, Olfactory and Taste Analysis
OLFACTORY EXERCISE: Flowers and Fruits
Tasting of 4 wines
4 Lesson Wine Tasting Technique – Destructured Tasting Exercise:
Tasting a wine sample plus n. 5 solutions of glycerine, sugar, alcohol, acid and tannin
OLFACTORY EXERCISE: Aromatic Herbs and Spices
Tasting of 4 wines
5 Lesson Vinification process: White and Red Wines
Tasting of 4 wines
6 Lesson The Sparkling wine, the Sweet Wines, the Fortified and Flavoured wines
Tasting of 4 wines
7 Lesson Beer and Spirits
Tasting of 5 beers – spirits
Level 1 assessment
8 Lesson Tasting Forms – Europe Enography: Italy part 1
Tasting of 5 wines
9 Lesson Europe Enography: Italy part 2
Tasting of 5 wines
10 Lesson Europe Enography: France
Tasting of 5 wines
11 Lesson Europe Enography: the rest of the continent – International Enography: America
Tasting of 5 wines
12 Lesson International Enography: South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the rest of the world
Tasting of 5 wines
Level 2 assessment
13 Lesson Food and Wine Sensory Analysis, pairing technique
Condiments: Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Balsamic Vinegar – Sauces
Tasting: food and wine
14 Lesson Pasta, Bread, Pizza and Rice – Seafood – Vegetables
Tasting: food and wine
15 Lesson White and Red Meat, Game, Charcuterie
Tasting: food and wine
16 Lesson Cheese, Dessert and Chocolate
Tasting: food and wine
17 Lesson Didactic Dinner – Review and Mock Test
18 Lesson Final Exam



1st LEVEL July 2018



Time: 9,00am – 4,30pm


Price: total costs $5400 and is payable in two instalments to help you spread the cost. This fee includes everything you need to complete the course: tasting of 100 wines, food matching, 2 books, notebooks.

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