With many restaurants in Germany still shuttered or running at only partial capacity, a great number of the country’s sommeliers have extra time to study right now. In response, the German Sommelier Union began organizing online seminars and encouraging other institutions and wine regions to do likewise.
The lockdowns have hit many members squarely in their wallets, leaving them unable to pay for online coursework. To accommodate for this, the Sommelier Union has included a wide range of free training videos for our industry in its online offerings, including recordings of webinars and no-cost online training materials.
A summary of the videos (in German) can be found at https://www.sommelier-union.de/schulungsvideos/.
The collection of materials, including some material in English, can be found at: https://www.sommelier-union.de/sommelier/ausbildung-weiterbildung-zum-sommelier/#schulungsunterlagen