Why Join

Members have access to these resources:

  • Study Guides: Learn about the world's wine and spirits regions, then go even deeper with our Expanded Guides. These brief excerpts from the Burgundy Study Guide and Expanded Guide demonstrate what these resources offer.
  • Compendium: Review the most complete and current English translations of European wine law, listings of New World appellations, major grape varieties, and more. Here’s what you’ll find in the Gevrey-Chambertin entry.
  • Compendium App: Free for members, our app offers offline access to the Compendium. Find it in the Apple App Store or on Google Play.
  • Events: Join us for masterclasses led by Master Sommeliers in cities across North America.
  • Forums: Ask the community for advice, stay up to date on industry news, and connect with other wine professionals. You can also create or join a study group in your area.
  • Plus: Maps of key wine regions, staff trainings (here’s an example), producer profiles, a job board, special discounts just for GuildSomm members, the opportunity to apply for SommFoundation scholarships and trips, and much more.

Membership options:

  • Wine Industry Professional ($100): In the industry? This is the membership for you!
  • Wine Aficionado ($150): If you aren’t in the industry but want to expand your knowledge and network with like-minded wine lovers, join as an aficionado.
  • Winery/Business ($300): Share an account with an unlimited number of colleagues, using a single log-in. For events, one ticket can be purchased per account, and the Compendium App can only be used on one device at a time