Our Mission

The Guild of Sommeliers is an international membership organization for sommeliers and wine professionals.

We strive to promote wine education, enrichment, collaboration and healthy debate among our members while maintaining the chief values of the sommelier profession: integrity, humility and hospitality. Through our online community and in-person events, we aim to help our members broaden their knowledge of the world’s wine regions, enhance their beverage service skills, network with other wine enthusiasts, and stay up-to-date on industry news and trends.

broaden their knowledge of
the world's wine regions

enhance their beverage
service skills

network with other wine
enthusaists

stay up-to-date on industry
news and trends

To help our members meet their educational goals, the Guild maintains a scholarship fund. We award over $100,000 annually in merit- and need-based financial scholarships to students of wine worldwide, in addition to providing annual enrichment trip opportunities to every corner of the wine world.

The Guild of Sommeliers is an incredible community, strengthened by the most up-to-date educational website in the world of wine. With phenomenal industry support, our dedication to scholarship and enrichment programs has consistently provided opportunities many can only dream of. We stand committed to making that dream come true.

Fred Dame, MS
Chairman

The Guildsomm membership organization provides an opportunity for sommeliers and wine professionals across the country to exchange information, enhance their knowledge and expand their professional network. Together we can further establish the sommelier profession, and its recognition by the wine-drinking public.

Geoff Kruth, MS
President