No prerequisites required
Please note these classes are trade specific for current or aspiring sommeliers

Sommelier Workshops

Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits

Multiple Dates Series


Courses

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.


Prerequisites

Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, and possess a current TAM or Alcohol Awareness Card. Proper ID is required for admittance. Please note, these classes are trade specific for current or aspiring sommeliers.


Cost

$50. Course fee includes enrollment and materials.



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



Preparing for exams is an artform within itself, in this class we will cover ways to start, organize, study, and prepare for the top known wine certifications.




Being a sommelier isn't all tasting and fame, there is a lot of math and spreadsheets and costing in the background. In this class we will go over how to cost out beverages by the glass, flights and bottles, inventory management, auction buying, menu corrections, and so much more.




Learn how to conduct proper beverage service with style and poise.




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