The Restaurant and Hospitality Skillnet in partnership with the Irish Guild of Sommeliers is delighted to announce that they are holding a comprehensive Sommelier training course for the wine and catering trade. This will be an opportunity to update skills and to learn about current developments in the industry.

Objective of the Course.
To provide participants with the knowledge and service skills which are necessary to provide a top quality wine and beverage service.

Course Details.

  • The 12 week course will consist of 10 lectures commencing on Monday 4th September 2017 and will run every Monday (except Bank Holiday) thereafter on Monday 11th, 18th, 25th September, 2nd, 16th, 23rd October and 6th, 13th, 20th November.
  • Examination 27th November 2017 and Graduation January 2018 (Date TBC)
  • Lcoation: Wynns Hotel, 35-29 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1
  • Content: Vinification/Vitication, Old World Classics, New World Reference Wines and pairings will all be explored throughout the course
  • Each lecture will include a one hour tasting 6 wines and the class will run from 10am – 2pm.
  • There will be an examination in week 11 – 27th November.
  • Graduation Certificates will be presented to successful participants on the final week..

RAI or IGS Member: €450.00 per person

Non- Member: €495

Please download the booking form here to book your place, e-mail  or call the office on 01-6779901 and ask for Kim..

About the Irish Guild Of Sommeliers:

The Irish Guild of Sommeliers in Ireland is a  member of the Association De Le Sommeliere Internationale whose goals are;

  1. To bring together the national sommellerie associations (just one member association per country) and to promote their founding where they do not yet exist
  2. To co-ordinate actions aimed at developing and advancing the profession by various means (training courses, etc.)
  3. To enhance the sommelier’s profession as well as educating the consumer
  4. To defend the ethics of the profession

“The responsibilities of a modern sommelier are today seen as going far beyond merely serving wines. As well as a complete knowledge of this field, and an indispensable gift for human relationships, he/she must also display a considerable understanding of purchase and stocks management. A good sommelier is today also associated with the marketing of the business.”

“I wholeheartedly support this initiative in Wine and Beverage education and I encourage anyone interested in developing their career in the wine and beverage sector to attend.”

Mary O’Callaghan ,President, Irish Guild of Sommeliers

 The Restaurant and Hospitality Skillnet is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme, an initiative of SKillnets funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.