Turn your staff into sales masters by attending a Wine Sommelier Course with Joanne. We'll cover how to describe wine, share stories to provide that wow experience for your customers and how to make sales.

Choose between a certified Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) course or one that's tailored precisely to your store or restaurant.

Wine Sommelier Course: The Basic process

Initial Chat

I’ll need to learn a little about your restaurant, review your wine list and food menu, and understand the style of service that works best for you. Then we set a date.

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I’ll design a wine Sommelier training program just for you and your staff, select wines for sampling during training day complete with powerpoint presentation and quizzing.

First Payment Due

A deposit is due 3 weeks before the training date. 

We’ll also discuss setup for the wine tasting.

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Training Day

I’ll be there before class time to assist with setup and finalize AV set up. 

1.15 – 2 hours is all about wine. Staff will learn how to listen to your guests’ preferences and how to open it, serve it, and talk about wine with confidence.

Options to meet once a month to build a wine sales army is also available.

Survey and Follow up

At the end of the presentation, I’ll ask you and your staff to take 5 minutes to fill out our survey to provide feedback.

There’s an option for staff to have access to online wine quizzes  to make sure they retain knowledge.

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See below for options for WINE SOMMELIER COURSES or click on the button below to contact Joanne now!



Includes lesson on elements of wine structure, how to describe wines, wine tools and opening procedures, wine sales techniques

Essentials +

Essentials +

Includes everything in the Essentials plan plus a presentation on British Columbia wine regions



Includes everything in Plan 2 plus a sit down with me to discuss ways to improve the wine list for readability and to highlight the best wines for your food with an email follow up.

Building your wine army

Build a wine army

Commit to 4 training sessions (one session per month) and receive a great package price. Longer term commitments may also come with access to online quizzes and questions so your staff retain information and obtain quick recall of facts.
The Presenter

I have 18 years experience in some of the best restaurants in Western Canada. You can learn more about me here!

Joanne DiGeso, certified WSET educator, wine presenter and judge

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