Certified Sommelier Program

Certified Sommelier Program


The Certified Program is designed to help serious wine students build a comprehensive understanding of wine, particularly in preparation for The Court of Master Sommeliers Certified Sommelier Exam.


The curriculum focuses on four main components:

  • Theory

  • Blind Tasting

  • Service

  • Business of the Sommelier


We cover all the relevant wine production regions of the world and sample wines from each. Students will learn to taste like professional sommeliers and develop their blind tasting skills. Service includes decanting and sparkling wine presentation, as per the Court of Master Sommeliers standards.  In addition, candidates will need at least 10 hours of self study per week.


18 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.