Intensive Sommelier Program

The Mente Argentina Intensive Sommelier Program provides you with all of the tools and education that you will need to become a successful professional in the wine industry, both domestically and internationally. You will be prepared for a management position or to start your own business in one of the profitable industries in the world.

QUICK INFO
PROGRAM START DATE
March 2017 - August 2017
PROGRAM DURATION
18 Weeks
RECOMMENDED SPANISH LEVEL
Intermediate Spanish
PROGRAM FEE
From USD 5990.00 (See Brochure)

INTENSIVE SOMMELIER PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Mente Argentina Sommelier program offers students the highest quality education, and because of the intensive nature the program can be completed in just five months. It will encompass all of the material that a 12 month program covers in a short and thorough five months. 

The wine industry is growing at an astonishing rate around the world creating higher quality wine and wine production which has stimulated interested and more knowledgeable consumers. This change in wine culture is shaping the industry and attracting new clients and enthusiasts from all over the world.

Because of this growth in sophisticated consumption, the industry now needs a link between the producer and consumer. The sommelier plays an important role in connecting and maintaining a relationship between the two.

In response to this growing market, Mente Argentina’s Intensive Sommelier Program is for those who wish to develop the skills necessary to succeed in this expanding market. The main objective of the program is to shape individuals into highly qualified professionals with the knowledge and capabilities to become leaders in the wine industry, as well as the several additional areas of Tourism and Gastronomy. 

The Sommelier Program is designed for candidates who have worked in the customer service industry and/or have restaurant management experience, as well as those without experience in the field but who wish to pursue a career in the wine industry, whether it is in a winery or at the vineyard, or as a distributor or specialty store owner.

The Sommelier Program is composed of 4 courses. These courses include one mandatory, personalized Sommelier course (which can be taught in English), as well as three specialization courses.  Each course is chosen by the student from the school's specialization list.  Before the program start date, each student will meet with the Program Director individually to choose their specialization courses.  The Program Director will help advice the course decisions, based upon the student's personal interests, background, and career goals.

*no prior experience is required.

You can be one of them through Mente Argentina!

WHAT´S INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM FEE?

  • Sommelier Program Full Tuition Cost: Personalized Sommelier Course + 3 Wine Specializations
  • Official Wine Institute Transcript & Diploma
  • Guaranteed Admission and Enrollment
  • Accommodation in the exclusive area of Palermo, Belgrano, barrio Norte or Recoleta (all utilities and expenses included)
  • Private Airport Pick Up
  • Private Airport Drop Off
  • Official Transcripts & Certificates
  • Welcome Orientation
  • Mente Argentina Welcome Kit (calling card, insider's city guide, maps, and more)
  • Full access to Mente Argentina Tours & Activities
  • Mente Argentina ISIC Global Discount Card
  • Cell Phone
  • Conversation Exchange Partner – Language Exchange Passes
  • Tango Lessons
  • Health Club Membership: Free Gym membership included
  • Mente Argentina On-site assistance & Support Services 24/7

To see the program fees please download the Sommelier Program Brochure 2017

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SOMMELIER INSTITUTE IN BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

Mente Argentina delivers this course jointly with one of the most distinguished wine schools of the country. Mente Argentina’s Sommelier program offers academic excellence in order to fully experience this fun and fascinating journey into the knowledge of wine.

The school has more than 15 years of experience and is known for educating the leading wine professionals in Latin America.

The head of Mente Argentina’s wine school is one of the best and most well-known sommeliers in Argentina who, together with her staff of experienced teachers in the industry and wine business, shares her passion in a professional and special way.

WINE INSTITUTE IN BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

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The head of Mente Argentina’s wine school is known for being one of the best sommeliers in Argentina who, together with her staff of experienced teachers in the wine industry, share a passion and deep understanding of the complexities of wine. Not only knowledgeable in wine tasting techniques, they also know the ins and outs of the wine making process and are an excellent reference for the most curious and interested student. The school has many buildings all over Buenos Aires, located in some of the best neighborhoods of the city.

  • Introduction to Wine Tasting
  • Fundamentals of Viticulture and Oenology
  • Argentine Wine Geography
  • Quality of Service I
  • Oenology
  • Advanced Wine Tasting
  • Quality of Service II
  • Introduction to Wine Marketing
  • Wine Geography of the Old World
  • Sommellerie
  • Wine Geography of the New World
  • Spirits and Liquors
  • Professional Practice I
  • Oenological Tendencies
  • Commercial Tasting I
  • Management and Commercial Wine Organization
  • Marketing and the Commercialization of Wines and Drinks I
  • Professional Practice II
  • Gourmet Products
  • Commercial Tastings II
  • International Wine Trade
  • Marketing and Commercialization of Wines and Drinks II

Please dont hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about this program!

ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2017

Please check the desktop version of this page or download the program brochure to see next start dates for this program.

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