About Us

Photo: Earl Wilson for The New York Times

Photo: Earl Wilson for The New York Times

The Sommelier Society of America is the nation’s first independent organization to instruct the core and advanced knowledge every wine professional must know.

Founded in 1954, we are devoted to creating a vital wine society for the passionate consumer, the oenophile, as well as industry professionals who know us and continue to send us their people.

We are located in New York City where we host our flagship 21 Week Sommelier Certificate Course, as well as other events.

from The New York Times

Vincent M. Millozzi writing for The New York Times covered our signature Sommelier Certificate Course in 2008. The Sommelier Society of America’s 21 week Sommelier Certificate Course continues to grow, offering more wine producing countries every year (18 to date), a strong community environment for networking and at least eight wine tastings per class.

Fall 2014 Sommelier Certificate Course is open, click here to register