The House of Lustau, which is a leading producer of Sherry wines that is recognized for outstanding accolades has created a Certified Sherry Wine Specialist Course at Wine and Hospitality Schools throughout the U.S. for industry specialists such as sommeliers, bartenders, distributors and sales representatives. It will offer Intermediate Level study materials that has been approved by the Regulatory Council of Sherry Wines Jerez-Xérès-Sherry. The certification features a class, tasting and exam throughout a 2 ½ hour course duration led by Lucas Payá, a Certified Sherry Educator. Those who pass will receive a Certificate of Achievement and will be recognized as a Certified Sherry Wine Specialist at the Intermediate Level!
Myrna Santos Mayor, the House of Lustau Director in North America has voiced how House of Lustau has been distinguished as a benchmark for Sherry education and that there is a challenge in acquiring knowledge of Sherry and the thrill of bringing such a formal program structured around educational purposes is thrilling. For those who wish to prepare for the course, the House of Lustau launched a Sherry 101 online study guide here.