International Wine Guild to Partner with Walla Walla Community College
The International Wine Guild, with headquarters in Denver, Colorado, announced this week that it has signed an agreement with Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) to begin teaching Guild programs at WWCC through the prestigious WWCC Center for Enology & Viticulture.
The Center for Enology and Viticulture provides students with hands-on experience in winemaking, viticulture practices, and wine sales. In addition to maintaining several acres of teaching vineyards the Center has created College Cellars, a state-of-the-art commercial teaching winery where students are responsible for winemaking and wine-related chemistry.
The International Wine Guild has provided professionals a world-class wine education since 1998. Guild graduates work for numerous importers and distributors across the country as well as in other countries, not to mention all of the off- and on-premise staff, managers, and business owners that have been trained. The International Wine Guild was named one of the top five professional wine schools in the US by both Food & Wine Magazine and The Wall Street Journal.
With more than 3000 graduates from all 50 states and 12 foreign countries the Guild meets the needs of serious enthusiasts as well as those looking for a career in the wine and hospitality industry, career shifters, those already in the trade and people interested in starting their own wine related business. The Guild offers more than 20 professional seminars and courses that cover a wide range of topics that are both pertinent and timely.
The Guild is the only wine vocational school in the country that offers technical, educator and wine judge diploma and certification programs for both enthusiasts and professionals. For more information go the Guild’s website at www.internationalwineguild.com. The Guild will provide Sommelier education as well as training for all aspects of the wine industry at WWCC. For more information on the Center for Enology and Viticulture visit their website at www.wwcc.edu/wine or www.collegecellars.com .