Los Angeles

Date & Time

Monday, March 26 through Saturday, March 31, 2012

Class will run 8AM through 5:30PM Monday through Friday

The Final Exam will be held Saturday morning, 9AM through 11:30AM


Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

7000 Hollywood Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90028

Phone: 323.466.7000

Tuition: $3,000.00

Scholarships of up to 50% of tuition are available for students who can demonstrate financial need.  Please complete and return the Scholarship Application Form to be considered.

About the Immersion

Five days of lecture with daily exams culminate in a comprehensive final exam on the morning of the sixth day. The Viti-Vini Immersion follows the same curriculum as the 24-week Course.  Students receive a reading list and sample quiz upon registration, with guidelines on where to focus their studies and how best to prepare before classes begin.

Lecture segments are broken down by region, paired with carefully selected wines that illustrate key educational points. The last half hour of each day is reserved for group questions and review of important topics. Students begin the mornings of Day 2 through 5 with a 30-minute quiz based on the readings and previous day’s lectures, which are graded and returned the same day. The final exam is cumulative and tests the students’ ability to synthesize their newly acquired knowledge.  One afternoon will be dedicated to a class field trip to a local vineyard and winery.

Tuition includes a one-year membership to American Sommelier and a custom made glassware carrying kit including four Schott Zwiesel glasses.

What Students Say…

“I definitely want to keep moving forward and learning more.  I wanted to thank you both again for a GREAT week. I learned so much more than I thought I ever would in such a short period of time.”
Rosanna Pandolfo (Immersion in Napa Valley)

“The class was a wonderful experience and I loved getting to meet all of you.”
Lisa Archer (Immersion in Napa Valley)

“I just wanted to thank you both for a wonderful course!  It was challenging, fulfilling and definitely enjoyable. It’s an experience that I won’t soon forget and am very grateful to have had.”
Alyssa Reaves (Immersion in Napa Valley)

“Thanks so much for doing such a great job on the Sommelier course. We are all still talking about it.”
–Robert Martyn (Immersion in the Bahamas)

“Thank you again for this amazing experience! I have learned so much, and had a great time!”
–Ania Piwko (Immersion in the Bahamas)

“Thank you so much it was great getting to meet you the class was awesome and your teaching skills were awesome. I am glad I stuck it through. On behalf of Atlantis again I would like to say thank you.”
–Cephas Hepburn (Immersion in the Bahamas)