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Certified Sherry Wine Specialist

About this Class

  • Duration: 2 Hours

This Certified Sherry Wine Specialist Course, for industry professionals, wine students, and aficionados, offers Intermediate Level study material that has been reviewed and approved by the Regulatory Council of Sherry Wines Jerez-Xérès-Sherry.

Instruction includes the history, geography, climate, viticulture, and wine-making of Sherry wines. Students will learn about differences in the styles of Sherry, pairings, and the best ways to serve. There will be a tasting of the basic styles-Finos, Amontillados, Olorosos, and Sweets (six wines).

The two-and-a-half-hour certification course, led by Lucas Payá, Certified Sherry Educator, is comprised of a class, a tasting, and an exam. Those who pass the exam will receive a Certificate of Achievement and be recognized as a Certified Sherry Wine Specialist (CSWS) at the Intermediate Level.