Wine Education

 

International Wine Society  

The CMAA International Wine Society was founded in 1988 by a small group of club managers to meet a growing need among CMAA members – to learn more about wine and appreciate it as a true gift of nature. more...  

Friends of the Wine Society Directory

This listing recognizes those in the wine industry who have been supporters of the Wine Society on either a local or national level. Members are encouraged to turn to them for individual club programs, as well as for local and regional wine education within the chapters. more...

BMI Wine & Food Experience

In the fall of 2015, the Business Management Institute (BMI) Wine and Food Experience will again return to the Pacific Northwest and will highlight the wines and wineries in and around the Portland, Oregon area.  Classes throughout the week will take place at various local clubs and wineries.  Some of the wineries that are include  are:  Ken Wright Cellars, Carlton Cellars Vineyard, Bergstrom Winery, Domaine Drouhin, Anne Amie, Argyle, Archery Summit, Long Shadow Winery and Stoller Vineyards. 
 
Food education throughout the week will include hands-on demonstrations from various club chefs, as well as a discussion on the fusion of French food with wines from the Pacific Northwest with Chef Philippe Boulot, the 2001 James Beard Best Chef in the Pacific Northwest award recipient. Also to be included is a demonstration on how to run a “blending class,” how to develop menus that are imaginative and regionally focused, pairing food with wines from the Pacific Northwest, bee keeping at the club, a beer tasting, and a demonstration on how different types of wine glasses affect its taste.  Several social events such as club tours and dinners are also being planned for the week.   
  
After successful completion of the course, CMAA members will be awarded 30 CMI education credits. more...

Vino 101

This online program is customized specifically for the club industry. Designed to deliver essential wine education to club staff, this four-lesson program is interactive and includes audio clips, activities and quizzes. more…   

Wine Spectator School
 
In 2005, the IWS partnered with the online Wine Spectator School to provide in-depth training for CMAA Wine Society members. This program is designed for the manager of a club facility. more...

Regional Wine Education Workshops

Annually the Wine Society holds regional workshops on wine topics such as new world vs. old world styles; table service, winegrowing and consumer trends; wine and food pairing basics; and private club best practices. more...

Wine Webinars
 
Quarterly, the Wine Society hosts a wine-related webinar for all CMAA members. Two of these webinars are virtual wine tastings and the two other are on other wine education topics. Attendees are responsible for acquiring the wines on their own for participation in the virtual tasting. One CMAA Association Activity Credit will be awarded to those individuals who register and attend the entire program. more…

Wine on the Web

The Internet can be an invaluable resource for much of your research and informational needs. Following are several wine-related Web sites that can help you effectively keep up with trends, events, auctions, wine news and more.