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CSW Preparation Course and Exam -- Wine Seminar

The Wine Elite Sommelier Company

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 6:00 PM - Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 8:00 PM (PDT)

CSW Preparation Course and Exam -- Wine Seminar

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Certified Specialist of Wine Preparation Course & Exam -- Sommelier Training Class Ended $879.00 $9.95

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Attention Wine Enthusiasts, Collectors, and Aspiring Sommeliers:

The Wine Elite’s professional development academy—the first and only of its kind in Orange County—is designed to be a fast-paced, fun and effective kick-starter for your career as a professional sommelier—or a valuable “industry insider’s” view for avid wine enthusiasts and collectors.

Preparation seminars and exam cost for the CSW certification of the Society of Wine Educators are included. 

Course attendees meet Tuesdays 6:00-8:45 PM to receive:

  • Four seminars on the essentials of the world of wine, for exam and career success
  • Wine service training, including guided live practice in a fine restaurant setting
  • Training by experts in blind tasting methodology—including over 40 key wines
  • Introductions to each certification organization, led by graduate sommeliers
  • Intensive industry overview and career planning with individualized guidance on exam and career success—plus priceless information on wine industry networking

There is currently no equivalent to this integrated sommelier training academy in Orange County. After just four weeks, you’ll have a clear road map for your career, many new skills, and an impressive array of knowledge and service experience under your belt. 

But most valuable of all, you’ll know many others in your shoes with whom you can form wine tasting and study groups—a key success factor for any aspiring sommelier.

The Wine Bible

In addition to a binder full of valuable course materials and information (alone worth the price of admission), you’ll receive a copy of Karen MacNeil’s renowned encyclopedia of wine, The Wine Bible. The original CSW study guide is also included. 

Time: Classes begin Tuesday, August 5 at 6:00 PM at the Newport Dunes Resort in Newport Beach, and will continue to meet weekly, through August 29.

Cost: This four-week intensive course, including wines and course materials, is priced at $879, all inclusive.

Our Guarantee: If for any reason you decide during the first session that the course is not for you, we’ll gladly give you a prorated refund for the remaining sessions—no hard feelings, no questions asked. You can even keep your free copy of The Wine Bible.

To ensure quality, hands-on attention for each attendee, space in the course will be very limited and first-come-first-served. Reserve your place now!

For more information, call 858-779-4125 or write to Joey@WineElite.org for more information. 


Joey Kleinhans

The Wine Elite Sommelier Training Academy is directed by Jörn “Joey” Kleinhans, owner of the Wine Elite Sommelier Company, Southern California’s premier provider of sommelier-guided wine tasting experiences to high-end private, corporate and hospitality industry clients. For more about Wine Elite, visit us at www.WineElite.org.


The Wine Elite Sommelier Company is launching Orange County's first and only Sommelier Training course that provides an integrated and practical overview of the different certification systems. 

The course consists of 4 meetings on Tuesdays from 6pm to 8:15pm, and meets in The Wine Elite room at the Newport Dunes Resort in Newport Beach.

The course will train in blind-tasting of the key wines of the world, organizing the essential wine knowledge for exam success, and career preparation. 

The course includes a free on-the-floor sommelier session with senior sommelier supervision, after practicing formal sommelier service in class. Therefore, every participants will leave this program as a working sommelier, even without prior background, well informed about the options of next career steps.

A set of specialized Instructors hold certifications from the Court of Master Sommeliers, the Society of Wine Educators and the WSET. Each of them will teach segments in line with the organization that certified him.

At each meeting, 10 different wines are blind-tasted with systematic instruction.

The total cost of the course is $879. Call us with any questions about this course, 858 779 4125. If you feel after the first class that this course is not for you, we provide you an 80% refund, making you whole for the remaining 3 sessions.

 Included are:

  • 40 wines
  • Text book
  • 4 evenings of intense tasting dicussions, career options, industry overview and wine theory, all in all more than 10 hours of applicable and relevant instruction
  • practical sommelier service training with optional real live restaurant floor coverage

There is currently no equivalent to this integrated sommelier course. After only 4 weeks, you will have a clear road map for your career or hobby direction, with practical sommelier experience under your belt and armed with all facts from an independent source. 

We will cover the following segments in this course:

  • Methods and Objectives of the 3 leading certification organizations and programs
  • Career Options in Wine with Report of Latest Sommelier Income Data
  • Extensive Introduction to Objective Wine Tasting, with 10 classic wines covered per session
  • Systematic discussion of the Main Wine Regions
  • Table Service and Etiquette


This course is supervised by Jörn Kleinhans, owner the Wine Elite Sommelier Company. 

Jörn is a working sommelier and national authority on Sommelier-Guided Wine Tasting Experiences. Most speeches and wine tasting seminars are delivered to Fortune 500 corporations at hotel-based offsite meetings and conferences, often including live tastings for all attendees. Thousands of people have enjoyed these systematic presentations that address corporate objectives for education, high-end entertainment and building of social skills.

Have questions about CSW Preparation Course and Exam -- Wine Seminar? Contact The Wine Elite Sommelier Company

When & Where

Newport Dunes Resort
1131 Back Bay Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 6:00 PM - Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 8:00 PM (PDT)

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The Wine Elite Sommelier Company

The Wine Elite Sommelier Company is America’s final destination for serious wine lovers. Our entertaining wine seminars are dedicated to tasting high-quality wines from around the world, with a systematic and long-lasting educational approach.

Visit www.WineElite.org.

What recent past attendees thought:

"I thought the course was VERY INFORMATIVE AND INTERESTING!  I am a wine novice, just casually enjoyed  wine, and had next to no knowledge…..I felt it gave so much information and I am totally hooked, and want to keep learning! – I will definitely take it again, or the certification course.  I am also going to refer a few friends."

"I really enjoyed the class.  I had been looking for some sort of low pressure, fun sommelier educational class for over a year and I feel so fortunate to have come across your class.  I thought things were organized and ran very well.  I liked how fast paced and extremely educational it was. I am impressed with how much I learned in such a short time period. Thank you for doing a great job!"


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