Webinars
  • Médoc: Part 1

    In his first Médoc webinar in a three-part series, Master Sommelier Chris Tanghe gives an overview of the region, and tells the stories of some of the Left Bank's most famous estates while leading a tasting of the following second label wi...
    • 12 Oct 2020
  • Loire Valley: Central Vineyards & Wine Business

    In this final webinar in a three-part series on the Loire Valley, Master of Wine Ashley Hausman lectures on the major appellations of the Central Vineyards and discusses the business of wine in the Loire Valley. For easier navigation, see the timesta...
    • 1 Oct 2020
  • Beaujolais

    In this webinar, GuildSomm President MS Geoff Kruth lectures on the wines of Beaujolais and leads a comparative tasting of four wines. https://vimeo.com/461123596 Note: The video can be made full screen by clicking the button to the ...
    • 24 Sep 2020
  • Loire Valley: Pays Nantais & Anjou

    In this second webinar in a three-part series on the Loire Valley, MS Chris Tanghe covers the major appellations of Pays Nantais and Anjou. https://vimeo.com/457832175 Note: The video can be made full screen by clicking the button to...
    • 14 Sep 2020
  • The Wines of Spain: Part 3

    This webinar with MS Chris Tanghe is the final episode of a three-part series. Here, Chris covers the major wine regions of Aragón, Catalonia, Valencia, and the Balearic Islands with additional input from . See ti...
    • 26 Aug 2020
  • Loire Valley: Touraine and Saumur

    In this first webinar in a three-part series on the Loire Valley, Master Sommelier Dave Yoshida lectures on the major appellations of Touraine and Saumur. Upcoming sessions will feature MS Chris Tanghe and MW Ashley Hausman and will cover Nan...
    • 24 Aug 2020
  • The Wines of Spain: Part 2

    This webinar with MS Chris Tanghe is the second in a three-part series. Here, Chris covers Galicia, Basque County, Madrid, and Sherry, with additional input from GuildSomm Staff Writer Bryce Wiatrak. See timestamps below for easier navigation. 00:03:...
    • 5 Aug 2020
  • The Wines of Spain: Part 1

    This webinar with MS Chris Tanghe is the first in a three-part series on the wines of Spain. Look out for information on the next two webinars soon! Here, Chris covers Castilla y León, Rioja, Castilla La Mancha and the Canary Islands. See time...
    • 16 Jul 2020
  • Dessert Wine

    This lecture on dessert wine is given by GuildSomm Staff Writer Bryce Wiatrak and features Chris Tanghe MS and Ashley Hausman MW. For easier navigation of topics, refer to the time codes below: 00:00:50 Introduction to Dessert Wine00:28:13 ...
    • 17 Jun 2020
  • Rías Baixas

    This webinar with Master Sommelier David Yoshida focuses on the wines of Rías Baixas and features conversations with Katia Álvarez of Martín Codáx and Vicky Mareque of Pazo Señorans. Note: The video can be made ful...
    • 15 Jun 2020
  • CMS Intro: Germany

    The Court of Master Sommeliers Introduction to Germany lecture, given by Christopher Bates. Note: The video can be made full screen by clicking the button to the left of the Vimeo logo. https://vimeo.com/424971080
    • 2 Jun 2020
  • Study Strategies: Part 3

    In the final Study Strategies webinar with Chris Tanghe MS and Ashley Hausman MW, they continue the conversation around building a more robust plan for your wine studies. Ashley begins the session off with an in-depth look at the MW Practical (tas...
    • 26 May 2020
  • Blind Tasting: Quality Assessment

    Masters of Wine Ashley Hausman and Mary Margaret McCamic discuss methods of quality assessment in blind tasting, with a focus on Burgundy. Note: The video can be made full screen by clicking the button to the left of the Vimeo logo. https://vimeo.com...
    • 21 May 2020
  • Study Strategies: Part 2

    In the second webinar in the series, Chris Tanghe MS and Ashley Hausman MW team up and take study strategy one step further. Find out how you can better train for the tasting portion of the CMS exams. Chris will speak to all levels and share tips f...
    • 18 May 2020
  • Champagne: Advanced Topics

    Ruinart Chef de Caves Frédéric Panaiotis gives a lecture on considerations in Champagne production. Based on past Ruinart Challenge talks, this presentations covers: Control of alcoholic fermentation Oxidation and reduction Lights...
    • 13 May 2020
  • Study Strategies: MS & MW Perspectives

    In this webinar, Chris Tanghe MS and Ashley Hausman MW tackle questions students often consider when pursuing wine certification. From the philosophical (Why am I doing this?) to the practical (Where do I start? How does this fit into my life?), C...
    • 11 May 2020
  • State of the Sommelier

    Master Sommeliers Sabato Sagaria, John Ragan, Melissa Monosoff, and Geoff Kruth engage in a conversation about the state of the sommelier industry and offer insight on how beverage professionals may adapt to a changing hospitality landscape.  No...
    • 4 May 2020
  • Willamette Valley

    This webinar features an in-depth lecture on Oregon's Willamette Valley, given by Bree Stock MW and featuring GuildSomm Director of Education Ashley Hausman MW. Note: The video can be made full screen by clicking the button to the left of the Vimeo l...
    • 29 Apr 2020
  • CMS: Business of Wine

    This seminar, given by Master Sommeliers June Rodil and Virginia Philip, considers various facets of wine business, including staff training, list management, pricing strategies, and more. In this Advanced-level session, we review: How to build a ...
    • 27 Apr 2020
  • CMS Intro: Italy

    The Court of Master Sommeliers Introduction to Italy lecture, given by Josh Nadel and Laura DePasquale. Note: The video can be made full screen by clicking the button to the left of the Vimeo logo. https://vimeo.com/410339694
    • 21 Apr 2020
  • CMS Certifications & What Makes a Wine Classic

    Court of Master Sommeliers Examination Director Shayn Bjornholm MS discusses the philosophy of the CMS curriculum, followed by a lecture on what makes a wine classic. Note: The video can be made full screen by clicking the button to the left of the V...
    • 17 Apr 2020
  • Australian Chardonnay & Pinot Noir

    Our third free webinar provides an in-depth look at Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in Australia. GuildSomm Education Director Ashley Hausman MW hosts guests Mark Davidson of Wine Australia and winemaker Mac Forbes.  We hope that this s...
    • 10 Apr 2020
  • CMS Advanced Lecture: Sherry

    This is the second in a series of free webinars to support your studies in this challenging time. We are partnering with the Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas, to provide some of their seminars, beginning with this first installment. We are a...
    • 3 Apr 2020
  • CMS Advanced Deductive Tasting

    This is the first in a series of free webinars to support your studies in this challenging time. We are partnering with the Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas, to provide some of their seminars, beginning with this first installment. We are al...
    • 26 Mar 2020