Do I have to start my International Sommelier Guild education with Wine Fundamentals Certificate Level 1?
Though the International Sommelier Guild permits students to challenge examinations without sitting through the class, the practice is strongly discouraged. International Sommelier Guild classes are inter-related and progressive and knowledge foundations achieved with other training organizations may not be consistent with International Sommelier Guild standards. 7. Will we taste wine in class? Absolutely. All International Sommelier Guild classes include a tasting component at each meeting. Typically, we taste at the rate of about 6 wines/3 hours of class time. 8. Does the International Sommelier Guild supply all necessary educational material? To this question, we give a qualified, “Yes.” The ISG has prepared dedicated electronic textbooks for both of the certificate level courses. The Beginning Sommelier (WFCL1) and This Place, That Wine (WFCL2), both written by ISG Vice President Wayne Gotts are made available to students once classes begin and fees have been paid. 9. Is the Intern