Certified Sherry Wine Specialist Class

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Walnut Hill College, Lustau, and the Capital Wine School present a brand-new wine certification available to all wine students and aficionados, the Certified Sherry Wine Specialist. This brief course offers intermediate-level study material that has been reviewed and approved by the Regulatory Council of Jerez.

The program consists of a two-hour class that will include the following:

– Instruction on the history, geography, climate, viticulture, wine making, and wine styles. When studying the styles of sherry, students will learn about their differences, pairings, and best ways to serve.
– A tasting of all the basic styles (Finos, Amontillados, Olorosos, and Sweets; 6 wines)
– A test (28 questions) graded after the course to award the Certified Sherry Wine Specialist recognition to those with a passing score of 20.

The Certificate of Achievement will be signed by both Lustau’s CEO and César Saldaña, Director of the Regulatory Council of Jerez. They will be numbered, and a list of those who passed the course will be shared with the Regulatory Council. A Certificate of Recognition will be issued to those who do not receive a passing grade but will be signed only by Lustau. We do encourage students to retake the exam at a later date, as there are no restrictions as to how many times they may submit.

This course is offered by Lucas Payà, Certified Sherry Educator and Lustau’s Brand Educator.

Price: $35.00

Date: Monday, September 25, 2017

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


What Do I Bring to Class?

Just bring yourself and the note-taking supplies of your choosing. The College will provide all the necessary texts and materials for students to use while they're in class.



This course is held in the European Courtyard on the ground floor of the historical Allison Mansion at 4207 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Guests are welcome to use our FREE gated parking lot directly off of Walnut Street between 42nd and 43rd Streets. Parking is available on a first come, first served basis. Please enter the main entrance to be directed to your course by a College representative.