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Welcome to the Academy of Spirits and Fine Service. This program is designed for Beverage Managers, Bartenders and Restaurant personnel who want to upgrade their knowledge and skills in bar operations.
This is a 12-week program conducted once a week for a two-hour session. The Academy provides working product knowledge on all types of alcoholic beverages in the United States and throughout the world. This hands-on program allows participants to recreate “Prohibition Era Cocktails” and create new, trendy cocktails while focusing on the use of simple garnishes that enhance
 
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The Advanced Mixology Culinary Academy of SWS IL graduated 20 of Chicago’s top beverage professionals. One of the programs students Natalia Cardenas wrote a pledge as her final class project.

This pledge speaks volumes of the AMCA and of the students.
All of the graduates and guest speakers took this pledge. Enjoy!




Master Sommelier Serafin Alvarado offers a series of courses that cover an extensive range of subjects that vary from wine and service fundamentals to regional or varietal focus.

Two-hour classes take place three times a month at our Direct Warehouse Sales facility. From Sauvignon Blanc to Sake to Eco Friendly wines there is a course for everyone.


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CONGRATULATIONS!

Please join us in congratulating SWS-IL’s very own Bridget Albert for being named a 2011
Chicago Tribune
Good Eating Award winner.
These winners are being recognized for their exemplary
contributions to the Chicago food scene.
Way to raise the bar Bridget!

Read More About It Here

SWS Illinois Latest News
  
MASTER MIXOLOGIST BRIDGET ALBERT TO LEAD NEW EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM
Bolingbrook, Illinois, June 17, 2009: Southern Wine & Spirits of Illinois, a division of Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc., today announced the establishment of the Southern Wine & Spirits Advanced Mixology Culinary Academy (AMCA). Designed for beverage and hospitality industry professionals who have graduated from the Company’s Academy of Spirits and Fine Service, the AMCA is created for those who want to further their education.Read More

SOUTHERN WINE & SPIRITS OF ILLINOIS ANNOUNCES ESTABLISHMENT...
Bolingbrook, Illinois, June 17, 2009: Southern Wine & Spirits of Illinois, a division of Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc., today announced the establishment of the Southern Wine & Spirits Advanced Mixology Culinary Academy (AMCA). Designed for beverage and hospitality industry professionals who have graduated from the Company’s Academy of Spirits and Fine Service, the AMCA is created for those who want to further their education.Read More

SWS of Illinois To Partner with Restaurant Association and SERVSAFE Alcohol
BOLINGBROOK, ILLINOIS - March 23, 2009 Southern Wine & Spirits of Illinois, a division of Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc., the country’s leading wine and spirits distributor and Control States Broker with a tradition of service excellence since 1968, today announced that the Company is collaborating with the Illinois Restaurant Association (IRA) and SERVSAFE Alcohol, a division of the National Restaurant Association (NRA), to raise server alcohol awareness training to the restaurants, bars, nightclubs and hotels that comprise the hospitality trade...Read More

The Charmer Sunbelt Group and SWS Announce Agreement Under Which Distinctive Wine & Spirits To Be Acquired by SWS of Illinois
NEW YORK, NY and MIAMI – FEBRUARY 7, 2008 -- The Charmer Sunbelt Group (CSG) and Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc., Miami, Florida, today announced an agreement under which CSG’s Chicago, Illinois-based Distinctive Wines & Spirits, LLC is to be acquired by Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc...Read More

Top shelf
The credit goes to founder Bridget Albert, master mixologist for the distributor Southern Wine and Spirits and a Shorewood resident...Read More


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