Advanced Sommelier Program

Advanced Sommelier Program


The Advanced Program is an intensive course designed for sommeliers with a solid foundation in wine. This unique and in-depth program prepares candidates for the Court of Master Sommeliers Advanced Certification.


Similarly to the Certified Program, the curriculum focuses on four main components:

  • Theory

  • Blind Tasting

  • Service

  • Business of the Sommelier


However, in the Advanced Program, we delve much deeper into the key appellations and producers influencing the prestige side of wine production.

Candidates are expected to start with a solid base knowledge and progress to full and intimate understanding.

You will learn to blind taste like Master Sommeliers, correctly identifying classic wines with remarkable consistency.

Service training will include precise decanting and sparkling wine presentations, as per the Court of Master Sommeliers standards.


In addition to class time, students will need from 15 to 25 hours of self study per week, are welcome to join Master Sommelier Bruce Wallner at trade events and private tastings.


24 week program:  12:00pm or 6:30pm sessions.

  • About Sommelier Factory:

    Starting as a forum for sommeliers to learn and develop their skills by Bruce Wallner, one of Canada's Master Sommeliers, we've had the honour of developing the top sommeliers in Toronto.

    Over the past 8 years, we've rapidly evolved into a tasting and training facility for all wine enthusiasts. We offer a comprehensive range of different courses and one off classes.

    Do you need to work in hospitalty to learn with us? Nope! 

    Do we pour amazing wines not found in the LCBO? Yes!

    Is learning with us a great way to broaden your wine knowledge? Also yes! 

    Do we offer classes virtually? Absolutely. The wines are all individually portioned for either pickup or delivery.