Learn proper sparkling, decanting and still wine service from Dennis Kelly, MS.


Learn the Court of Master Sommeliers standards for sparkling, decanting and still wine service with demos and hands-on practice for all class participants. Discover how you can sell wine more effectively on the restaurant floor through product knowledge, proper mise en place, reading your customers, timing and teamwork. This class will be led by Master Sommelier Dennis Kelly, owner of the upcoming Protégé in Palo Alto and former Beverage Director for The French Laundry.

Please bring your own wine key. All other supplies will be provided.
Lunch will be provided.

This class is open to individuals currently working in the hospitality industry.


Dennis has more than 25 years of experience in the food & wine industry. As the Head Sommelier of The French Laundry from 2008-2015, he led one of the finest wine & spirits programs in the world. With a comprehensive collection including more than 2,500 selections, The French Laundry wine list earned the coveted Wine Spectator “Grand Award: in each year he led the program. In 2010, Dennis was named “Best New Sommelier” by Wine & Spirits and in 2012 he earned the Master Sommelier Diploma from the Court of Master Sommeliers. Dennis has been featured in The World of Fine Wine, Wine Spectator and Art Culinaire, and has written articles for The World of Fine Wine and Decanting Napa Valley: The Cookbook.


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01/08/2018 – $75 (industry only)
Mon 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Important: Please review our Cancellation and Refund Policy and dress code. Check back frequently to see new start dates or contact us at 866.318.2433. Although the International Culinary Center is accredited by the ACCSC, this course does not fall within the scope of the commission’s accreditation. This non-professional course is designed for personal enrichment and is not intended to qualify a student for employment.