• Learn about CIA's Advanced Wine, Beverage, and Hospitality bachelor's degree concentration, get your career to the next level
  • Advanced Wine, Beverage, and Hospitality
    Bachelor’s Degree Concentration

    U.S. wine sales reached $60 billion in 2016, with $39.8 billion stemming from domestic wineries. In today’s restaurants, a major percentage of the profits is driven by wines, spirits, beers, and other beverages. Wine and beverage experts are crucial to maximizing sales and ensuring positive dining experiences. With the CIA’s Advanced Wine, Beverage, and Hospitality concentration, you’ll spend an entire semester in the legendary Napa Valley wine country, learning the principles of pairing wine and beverages with foods while exploring successful business practices of managing beverage and hospitality service programs.

    “I learned about wine and spirits from experts in the field in one of the most ideal settings imaginable. My goal is to own my own restaurants, and this concentration has given me the groundwork to successfully plan, manage, and operate my beverage program.”—Donald DeMonico, CIA Bachelor’s Degree Student

    Other highlights:

    • Be instructed and mentored by professional CIA sommelier faculty.
    • Measure the success of service delivery models.
    • Explore and experience Napa Valley wine country, and build industry connections.
    • Study spirits and principles of mixology, as well as event beverage service and planning.
    • Prepare for an exciting career in wine and beverage management.

    Only students in the CIA bachelor’s degree Food Business Management and Applied Food Studies programs are eligible for this concentration.

  • “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime educational opportunity from the top program in the country. This experience broadened my perspective of the importance of the history and theory in all beverage service aspects.”—Shawn Chilvers, CIA Bachelor’s Degree Student