The United States Sommelier Association Wine School: Johnson & Wales University, 1701 NE 127 St., North Miami. Registration: 305-759-2994, Fax: 305-820-1547, or visit
Class times: Monday & Tuesday, 7-10 p.m. (members: $150, students over 21: $100, non-members: $250).
October 15: Introduction & tasting techniques.
October 16: Viticulture & viniculture.
October 22: Bordeaux, France.
October 23: Alsace & Loire Valley, France.
October 29: Burgundy & The Rhône Valley.
October 30: Champagne & sparkling wines, fortified & aromatized wines.
November 5: Wines of Italy & Spain.
November 6: Wines of Germany.
November 12: Wines of the United States.
November 13: Wines of Southern Hemisphere.
November 20: Sommelier Certification Foundation Exam.

FIU, School of Hospitality Management Registration: Southern Wine & Spirits Beverage Management Center, 3000 NE 151 St, Biscayne Bay Campus.
For registration call Claudia Castillo at 305-919-4502 or visit
Mondays, September 10 to December 17: Mastery of Wine and Beverages for Professionals with instructors Eric Hemer and Chip Cassidy of Southern Wine and Spirits and Bill Hebrank of FIU, 6-8:30 p.m. ($695).
Tuesdays, September 11 to December 11: Learn to read French and Italian wine labels, create your own wine list, spot wine values as you shop, acquire skills to order decisively and effortlessly from wine lists with instructor William Pelzer, 6-8:30 p.m. ($695).


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