One of the main functions of the Regulatory Council is spreading the culture associated with Sherry wines. Our wines undoubtedly demonstrate peculiarities and a richness that make training an instrument necessary for both enjoyment and adequate understanding
Through classroom training, we offer professionals and enthusiasts a set of materials that allows them to delve into aspects as diverse as the history, production, or the simple enjoyment of Sherry wines.
The training classroom of the Regulatory Council periodically organizes courses and seminars of varying lengths and subject matter. In some cases, they are specially designed for specific groups of professionals, such as trainers, sommeliers, or restaurant and bar staff. In other cases, the sessions are open to all wine lovers. In all cases, classroom training offers certifications in homologation or attendance.
The training classroom is also a place where trained professionals can be found, coming from numerous countries, who specialize in teaching about our wines and are authorized by the Regulatory Council.
Learn everything you ever wanted to know about Sherry online, at your own pace, and completely free of charge.
Our virtual classroom, the Sherry Academy, offers a new 100% online e-learning platform that is free and open to anyone, so that both fans and professionals from the world of wine who want to broaden their knowledge of these unique and original wines can study whenever and however they want.
This online distance learning currently consists of two levels:
A free 100% online course for beginners or amateurs without any previous knowledge, inviting them on an introductory journey into the exciting world of Sherry.
You will learn the fundamentals in a clear and simple way on how to differentiate these unique wines and taste their different varieties.
A free 100% online course aimed at professionals or amateurs who already have some basic knowledge about PDO Jerez wines and are interest in more specialist learning, while discovering all the wonderful nuances of this unique wine.
This course will help you delve into the history of this Protected Designation of Origin, its viticulture, production and the details of the different categories of Sherry wines (dry, sweet, cabeceas...) to help you recognise them by their characteristic aromas, colours and flavours.
In addition, you will learn how to properly serve the different types of wine and discover the most extraordinary pairings with Sherry wines.
The range of educational options offered by the Sherry Council includes six seminars which focus on different strategic aspects of the Jerez region's wine-making tradition.
The majority of programs are taught in Spanish at our headquarters in Jerez with courses also scheduled throughout the year at international locations. The Certified Sherry Educators course is offered in both English and Spanish.
Access our in depth selection of presentation materials about the Jerez-Xeres-Sherry appellation, by downloading any of the documents with one easy click.
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