Our purpose is to provide courses to enable you to develop your skills and your career in the world of wine.
Your course will enable you to access careers in hospitality at the top end, as well as developing your knowledge.
The UK Midland Sommelier Association Ltd. was formed in 2017,working within the wings of The UK Sommelier Association, which has been providing professional sommelier courses in London, since 2005, built on the foundations and the principles of the Italian Sommelier Association (AIS) which itself has offered wine education since 1965.
With such heritage and culture in its genes, founded by dedicated and passionate sommeliers, and with expert and qualified mentoring by accredited wine professionals, Masters of Wine, Master Sommeliers, we have become synonymous with passing on the art of ‘sommelierie’, along with knowledge for a greater appreciation of fine wines and spirits among those for whom wine is a delight.
Based in the UK Midlands, currently Birmingham, we hold our acclaimed 5 month course in prestigious boutique venues. We create a relaxed and informal atmosphere, where we offer you a complete journey in wine, beers, and spirits, culminating with wine & food pairing tuition. This is all designed for passionate wine professionals who desire a career change, seeking to advance in their careers, or those simply wishing to deepen their enjoyment of wine.
But it doesn't stop there! Once you have graduated with your internationally recognised diploma, we take great pride in finding employment opportunities for our most dedicated students, providing the perfect platform for fast-track career progression, with our continued support throughout.
CERTIFIED SOMMELIER COURSE 2019
The Certified Sommelier Course is constructed around an international version of the AIS (Italian Sommelier Association) course, reputed as the best Sommelier program in the industry, due to over 50 years of professional experience and development. The internationally recognised Diploma will enable you to work anywhere in the world.
The course includes tasting 100+ of the finest wines, beers and spirits, covering the following topics:
- Sommelier Service, Tasks and Requirements
- Viticulture and Oenology
- Sensory Analysis
- Wine Tasting Technique
- Wines of the World
- Beers and Spirits
- Food & Wine Pairing Technique
To further enhance the educational experience, we routinely organise student trips and visits to breweries, wine estates and distilleries in the Midlands of the UK, putting into prospective all that is learnt in the classroom.
But it doesn't stop there! Once graduated, we take great pride in helping our sommeliers to find their dream jobs, with our vast connections in the fine wine and catering business.
Our Course is an incredible opportunity for people passionate about the glorious world of wine, offering the most complete education available. It is a unique starting point for anyone who wishes for a more rewarding career.
The professionalism acquired during the course, has allowed some of the most talented students, soon after completing the course, to successfully pass the highly demanding selection processes of some of the most eminent restaurants in London. Names such as The Ritz, Aqua Shard, I Quattro Passi, The Savoy, Shangri La, Galvin, The Dorchester, Bulgari, Baglioni, Gordon Ramsey, Novikov, Pollen Street Social, Social Eating House, Social Wine and Tapas, Hakkasan, Locanda Locatelli, Texture, Tamarind, Zuma & Roka, have UK Sommelier Association sommeliers in their team.