By enrolling in this course, you are acknowledging that you understand the above conditions.
ORDERING THE REQUIRED WINES
This course requires the purchase of the Lustau Mixed Case six-pack. These wines are mandatory for the online tasting and exam. We recommend ordering them as soon as you register for the course.
For students living in the USA, please follow the links below to obtain your Lustau Mixed Case six-pack: Zachys (unable to ship to Michigan, Mississippi, Ohio and Utah) and Crunchy Red Fruit (unable to ship to Utah).
The Certified Sherry Wine Specialist Course program and certification consists two 2-hour online sessions that includes the following:
- Session 1: Theory
- Session 2: Tasting of 6 sherries, followed by the exam
Once you have registered, you will receive instructions on how to access the online classes and study materials.
A 50-question graded exam will take place at the end of Session 2. The award of "Certified Sherry Wine Specialist" will be granted to those with a minimum passing score of 75%. This Certificate of Achievement will be signed by both Lustau’s CEO and César Saldaña, President of the Regulatory Council of Jerez. A Certificate of Recognition will be issued to those that do not achieve the passing grade.
If a passing score is not achieved, students may choose to retake the exam at a later date and there are no restrictions as to how many times they may take the exam.