No prerequisites required
Please note, these breakout wine classes are conducted at an intermediary knowledge level.

Focus Sessions

Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits

Multiple Dates Series


Each session has a specific theme. Please refer to the sections below for more information about each session.

Course Location

8400 South Jones Blvd. Las Vegas Nevada 89139.

Course Dates & Times

All sessions will be from 11am to 1pm. Refer to the sections below for sessions dates.


Applicants must be at least 21 years of age. Proper ID is required for admittance.


$50. Course fee includes enrollment and materials.

Here are brief descriptions of future sessions (click for details):

In this seminar we will walk through the environmentally friendly options to producing wine and why they make a difference in the final product.

In this seminar, we will discuss the effects of oxygen, or lack of it, on wine. By focusing on specific aromas and flavors we can train ourselves to detect different style of wine making.

Rioja has an all new identity this year, learn how to the new rules and regulations have come to fruition in the glass.

Dive into the differences between Sangiovese and Nebbiolo and how they both compare to similar wine styles.

New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc has made a big name for itself. In this seminar we will see how the other grape varieties are up and coming and could battle Sauvignon Blanc for popularity!

Rose and summer go hand in hand, in this class we will break down the different styles of rose from all around the world.

Distinguishing aromatic white wines from each other in a blind setting is not an easy feat. In this class we will break down the deductive process for each.

By exploring these winemaking techniques, we will better understand the characteristics imparted on the finished wine, and perhaps, understand why one technique is often mistaken for the other.

Get ready to get geeky! In this seminar we discover how the soil the vine grows in impacts the flavors and textures of the wines we drink.

Take a deeper look at what botrytis is, the flavors it imparts, and how to recognize whether or not it has affected the wine.

A tour around the world with how grape expressions change from the valley floors to mountain tops.

About the Instructor

Jessica Waugh, Assistant Director of Wine Education

Jessica Waugh, Assistant Director of Wine Education for SGWS Nevada like many, fell into the wine business. Jessica is originally trained in architecture, she designed her grandmother’s house, but decided to step away from architecture to pursue her thirst for wine. She fell in love with wine at an early age and decided to make her passion her career. She has been a F&B professional for over 15 years - working every position from busser to general manager - and as a sommelier in such prestigious Las Vegas restaurants as N9NE Steakhouse, Nove Italiano, Aureole, and Gordon Ramsay Steak. Jessica passed the Advanced Sommelier exam through the Court of Master Sommeliers in 2016 with the highest score, granting her the Rudd Scholarship. In 2018, she successfully passed three portions of the Masters Sommelier exam. With the tasting portion rescheduled, Jessica plans to reclaim her title in September 2019.

Beyond wine, Jessica became an Advanced Sake Professional in 2017 and created the SGWS Academy of Sake and Fine Service. Other accreditations that Jessica has completed are WSET Level 3 Award in Wine, WSET Educator Program, ISG Diploma, Italian Wine Professional, French Wine Scholar, and the Certified Beer Server. In her current role as a wine and sake educator, Jessica loves that she gets to teach her passion for a living. Her fondest moments are when she sees the lightbulb go off in others when she’s teaching a class. Jessica’s super power is that she makes wine and sake approachable for all audiences. It is her ambition to use her skills and knowledge to mentor others wanting to learn and grow in the business. It is her goal each day to inspire others to also do what they love.

Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits

8400 South Jones Blvd.

Las Vegas, NV 89139