The Sommelier Society of America's Certificate Course
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The Sommelier Society of America's Certificate Course

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Fall, 2005 Certificate Course
The fall course is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, September 13, 2005 in our Manhattan venue and Wednesday, September 7, 2005 for our Westchester venue. Dates for Long Island are still being determined.

The Certificate Course program is a 20 week study of the significant countries and wine regions of the world. Professional emphasis is on the varietals, viticulture specifics, techniques of tasting, food and wine pairing and service. A class is devoted to distilled spirits as well. Cooperage and viniculture are included; business and legal aspects and licensing are also addressed and reviewed in detail.

The 20 week program is offered in the fall, September to February, and spring, March to July, of each year. The classes are held in New York City, once a week, Tuesdays, from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Courses are also currently offered in Westchester and in Long Island. Once a student is registered, he or she may make up missed classes the following session at no additional cost.

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There is a final examination that includes all topics covered in the course. Students who pass this are awarded the Sommelier Society of America, Inc. diploma/certificate. For those who have fulfilled the attendance requirement, no more than four missed classes, but do not wish to take the final, the certificate of completion is offered.

Course tuition includes all text books and materials. Applications must be accompanied by payment for tuition.

The tuition: $795.00 - Check, Money Order or Pay Pal.

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Sommelier Society of America
P.O. Box 20080
West Village Station
New York, NY 10014
Tel 212 679 4190
Fax 212 255 8959

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