Sommelier Society of America
The First Wine Teaching Institute

Copy of Testimonials

Praise from SSA students

 
 
 

Lloyd Leon, Sommelier Certificate Course, 2010

The Sommelier Certificate is one of the best things I’ve ever done.
— Lloyd Leon, Wine Program Manager, Marcello's Ristorante in Suffern NY, Sommelier Certificate Course, 2010
 
 
 

 
 
I think of all the different schools and degrees that I’ve done in my life and this is the only one that I use all the time, it was well worth the money.
— Robin Pohlman, Salesperson for IPO Wines, Sommelier Certiificate Course, Spring 2015
 
 

 
 
Every instructor was highly articulate and erudite. Each class was engaging and full of pertinent, valuable information. The instructors were very welcoming, and used the space to engage students among themselves.
— John Marino, Sommelier Certificate Course, Fall 2016
 
 

 
 
The Sommelier Society finds terrific handcrafted wines, to sample from all over the world. My SSA certificate was key to getting my job, it got me in the door, it was impressive to employers, and in just three weeks, I got a job.
— Rob Ruff, Sommelier, Acker Merrall Wines, Sommelier Certificate Course, Spring 2013
 
 

 
 

Frederick Latasa, Sommelier Certificate Course, Spring 2014

Everything from the basics, and beyond.
— Frederick Latasa, Sommelier Certificate Course, Spring 2014
 
 

 
 
Such knowledgeable teachers! The right amount of tough and challenging fun!
— Suzanne Grinberg, Advanced Tasting Workshop, Winter 2017