ISG Courses

International Sommelier Guild (ISG) Courses

For those consumers who desire a more in-depth knowledge of wines, the ISG offers Level 1 and Level 2 wine courses at NLC facilities led by a certified sommelier who is also the Senior Product Knowledge Consultant with NLC.

For more information about the ISG you can visit their website here.

Wine Fundamentals Certificate Level 1 
In partnership with the ISG, NLC is pleased to offer Wine Fundamentals Certificate Level 1. This introductory course is designed for the novice wine enthusiast. The goal is for you to gain an appreciation for all types of wines and feel confident and comfortable when selecting and buying wine. This course is great for those building on an existing career in hospitality, or enhancing the enjoyment of wines. 

Instructor:  Andrew Facey, Sommelier
Cost:  $600 (USD) +HST
Start Date: Monday, September 14th, 2015
Time: Monday nights 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: Howley Estates Liquor Store Training Room (upstairs)
Duration: 8 Weeks (24 Hours)
Evaluation:  Final Exam: 1 Hour, 60 Multiple Choice Questions
Registration:  www.internationalsommelier.com
Contact Info:  ISG: 1-866-399-5009 or NLC: 709-724-1706 or andrew.facey@nlliquor.com

Wine Fundamentals Certificate Level 2
NLC will also be offering Wine Fundamentals Certificate Level 2 in the fall of 2013. This course builds on the learning from Wine Fundamentals Certificate Level 1 which is a prerequisite. The level 2 course exposes students to all elements involved in the wine business including viticulture, vinification, and regional appellation laws. Students will develop blind tasting skills by studying old and new world wine regions as well as sparkling, fortified wines and ales. Additionally, students will build on their service skills, food and wine pairing techniques, and proper storage and wine management practices. The goal of this course is to advance students’ understanding of wine and wine making in preparation for the Sommelier Diploma Program.

Instructor:  Andrew Facey, Sommelier
Cost:  $1,100 (USD) +HST
Start Date: To Be Announced
Time: Tuesday nights 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: Howley Estates Liquor Store Training Room (upstairs)
Duration: 16 Weeks (48 Hours)
Evaluation:  Final Exam: 100 Multiple Choice, 6 essay questions, 4 blind wines
Registration:  www.internationalsommelier.com
Contact Info:  ISG: 1-866-399-5009 or NLC: 709-724-1706 or andrew.facey@nlliquor.com