Rüdiger Eilers, Director of Education at New York’s The Sommelier Society of America sharing some Stölzle love with students from their most recent wine education class. The SSA was founded in 1954 and is exclusively based in New York City. We do not offer our certification course or advanced tasting workshops outside the city. Instead of multiple levels, the SSA certification program covers a broad foundation, and their deductive tasting method is compatible to what is taught in the WSET Level 4 and CMS Advanced programs.
The SSA does not require any prerequisite courses to enter their programs where they discuss every major wine region on the planet, review current market trends that are relevant to sales as well as train their students on notable and challenging vintages.
If you’re in the New York City area and are interested in upping your knowledge of wines and networking with other kindred spirits, you can find out more information on their various programs by visiting their website:
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