• New Wine Lecturer Appointed at UC Davis

    UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education has confirmed that Pat Henderson is to lecture three of the five courses in the college’s online Winemaking Certificate Program.

    Henderson is the owner/proprietor of About Wine Consulting and has a degree in fermentation science from UC Davis. He will be teaching Wine Production, Quality Control and Wine Stability from the coming semsester onwards.

    The online program provides a scientific and technical framework for production winemaking, with an emphasis on understanding the chemical and microbiological processes of winemaking. Courses include weekly exercises and readings, discussion forums and web-based collaborations in order to provide students with the tools and skills to meet challenges that will arise in their winemaking careers.

    “Winemaking is the perfect blend of art, science and mother nature,” said Henderson, who has been working in the wine industry for more than 20 years. As an instructor, he focuses on teaching practical, real-world winemaking skills so that his students understand the “why” as much as the “how.”

    “If you understand the science behind the winemaking techniques used in the cellar you can be more creative and explore new methods to craft your wine,” he said. “Knowing the fundamentals also allows you to be more adept in solving problems and adapt to changes as they come up.”

    To learn more about the Winemaking Certificate Program, UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education will be hosting a free online info session on October 24. Attendees will meet program staff, learn about the curriculum and get an unprecedented look into the online learning platform.

  • 2013 Sommelier Course

    Sommelier Certificate Course commencing  September,2013

    Following the hugely successful training programmes which have taken place in 2010 , 2011,2012, The Irish Guild of Sommeliers (IGS) in partnership with the Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) are delighted to announce they will be running another modular 8 week Sommelier Certificate Course in wine service and product knowledge to members of both organisations. This will conclude with an exam in January,2014. The course  venue will be The Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club,9, St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin,2.

    Course Dates

    Lecture 1: 9th September

    Lecture 2: 23rd September

    Lecture 3: 7th October

    Lecture 4: 21st October

    Lecture 5: 29th October

    Lecture 6: 11th November

    Lecture 7: 25th November

    Exam date: 13th January,2014

    If you require further information please contact Kim Leonard, ph: 01 6779901 or  email [email protected].

    Application forms available from:

    Kim Leonard, Restaurants Association of Ireland, 11 Bridge Court, City Gate, St Augustine St, Dublin 8

    Training Costs
    Member of both Restaurants Association of Ireland & Irish Guild of Sommeliers : €250
    Membership of Irish Guild of Sommeliers: €75
    Member of Restaurants Association of Ireland only: €500
    Member of Irish Guild of Sommeliers only: €300
    Non- Member course only: €1000

    Special Offer to non -members: Join both the Restaurants Association of Ireland and the Irish Guild of Sommeliers and be included on the training course for €945.

  • Sommelier Certificate Course September 2012

    NOTICE

    January 2015 – There are no Sommelier Courses planned by the Irish Guild of Sommeliers

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Find the champion in your team

    Next 8 week Sommelier Certificate Course commencing September, 2012

    Following the hugely successful training programme launched in October 2010,  The Irish Guild of Sommeliers (IGS) in partnership with the Restaurants Association 0f Ireland (RAI) are delighted to announce they will be running another modular 8 week Sommelier Certificate Course in wine service and product knowledge to members of both organisations. This will conclude with an exam in January,2013. The course  venue will be The Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club,9, St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin,2.


    Programme Dates 2012/13

    Training Dates

    Monday September 24th

    Monday October 8th & 22nd

    Monday November 5th & 19th

    Monday December 3rd

    Monday January 7th

    Exam January 21st, 2013

    Training Costs

    Member of both Restaurants Association of Ireland  & Irish Guild of Sommeliers : €250

    Membership of Irish Guild of Sommeliers: €75

    Member of Restaurants Association of Ireland only: €500

    Member of Irish Guild of Sommeliers only: €300

    Non- Member course only: €1000

    Special Offer to non –members: Join both the Restaurants Association of Ireland and the Irish Guild of Sommeliers and be included on the training course for €921.

    If you require further information please contact Karen McBride, ph: 01 6779901 or  email [email protected].

    Application forms available from:

    Kim Leonard, Restaurants Association of Ireland, 11 Bridge Court, City Gate, St Augustine St, Dublin 8