A Viking in the Vineyard

Sharpen Your Knowledge & Tasting Skills

An interactive online course designed to help anyone start talking about wine with confidence–even if you’re not a “wine person”.

A Viking in the Vineyard

A Viking in the Vineyard

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BEGINNER

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4 WEEKS

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28 HRS OF STUDY

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4 LOCATIONS

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ONLINE

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CERTIFICATION

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You want to speak with confidence about the textures, styles and regions of wine.
You’re ready to dip your toes into the world of wine, but don’t want to feel totally overwhelmed.
You need practical guidance on tasting and pairing that you can actually use.

Then It's Time To

Level Up Your Wine IQ

A Viking in the Vineyard

$45.00

PETER VINDING-DIERS

A Danish aristocrat turned roving winemaker who on escaping his studies at the Sorbonne one summer found himself on Burgundy’s Côte de Beaune, suddenly besotted. Peter’s first foray into wine took him to the Cape (via a quick turn parachuting into the war-zone in Vietnam), where he learned vineyard ways and wine science. Next came a dazzling decade in Bordeaux, where his pioneering exploits began to catch the world’s attention. He then ventured to Bulgaria, Brazil, Spain, Chile and Hungary earning himself the title ‘Flying Winemaker’ (he was one of the first!). Along his wine journey, Peter has frequently had to call on his Viking ancestors for help – not least in taming his ‘Montecarrubo’ vineyards on the wilder side of Sicily – but whether by accident or by design (mostly the latter), he has always found himself at the forefront of vinous discovery…

WHY STUDY WITH US?

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HERE'S HOW WE'LL HELP YOU

TASTE & TALK ABOUT WINE LIKE A PRO

Module 1

Introduction To Wine

Module 2

The Influence Of Site, Grape Type, & Techniques

Module 3

Principle Wine Regions Of The World

Module 4

Tasting, Serving, Storing & Pairing

WHY ONLINE & WHY WITH US?

EASILY ACCESS GUIDED WEBINARS + EXPERTS TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS

Wine 101 includes 8 hours of training, divided into 20 appetizer-sized videos, plus a tasting toolkit.

Get access to live webinars, plus a video library to further hone your skills and expand your knowledge.

Ask questions and get answers with NVWA certified experts. Plus, engage with our +4,000 community.

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YOUR WINE GUIDE(S) FOR

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DIRECT ACCESS TO WINE INDUSTRY EXPERTS

• 5 Master of Wine Instructors
• 2 Master Sommeliers
• 4 Diploma student-only support staff
• 12 Wine Industry Specialists
• 1 dedicated mentor per student

You’re ready to dip your toes into the world of wine, but don’t want to feel totally overwhelmed.
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DIRECT ACCESS TO WINE INDUSTRY EXPERTS

• 5 Master of Wine Instructors
• 2 Master Sommeliers
• 4 Diploma student-only support staff
• 12 Wine Industry Specialists
• 1 dedicated mentor per student

You’re ready to dip your toes into the world of wine, but don’t want to feel totally overwhelmed.

JUST 3 SIMPLE STEPS TO

LEVEL UP YOUR WINE EXPERTISE LIKE A PRO

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Dive right into your materials, interact with our community, and engage with your expert instructors–100% online and at your own pace.

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Celebrate finally having a clear path to certification, or simply savor being able to impress friends and family with your elevated wine knowledge.

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  • Peter recognizes the potential for oak barrels in the maturation of Bordeaux’ fine white wines (1979)
  • …and is the first to advocate the grippy aromatic Sauvignon Gris grape as a blend partner (1980s)
  • From rotten eggs to rave reviews: Peter discovers the use of dry ice (carbon dioxide in solid
    form) as a means of chasing-out sulphur contaminants in wine (1983)
  • The yeast revelation: Peter’s conviction that each vineyard has its own unique ‘wild’ yeast earns him worldwide praise and recognition as a maker of fine wines (1985–)
  • Peter establishes one of the first vineyards in Spain’s prestigious Ribera del Duero region (1989)
  • Peter restores to the world the classic vineyards of Tokaj, lost in the chaos of the communist era (1990s)
  • Flying winemaker: Peter is one of the first (alongside Miguel Torres) to establish hillside vineyards in Chile’s Maule region (1990–93)
  • Peter leads the way in establishing modern winemaking facilities in Brazil and Bulgaria, bringing these wines up to export quality (1990s)
  • Includes tributes to Peter from wine luminaries Anthony Barton (of Château Léoville-Barton), Adam Brett-Smith (Corney & Barrow), Jean-Michel Cazes (Château Lych-Bages), Johnny Goedhuis, Hugh Johnson, Tony Laithwaite, Peter Sisseck (Pingus), Eben Sadie and Miguel Torres

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How We’re Different

We’re Premier, not Pretentious

We design our programs for students, not snobs. We know wines are complex, but believe wine education should be approachable and fun.
(There’s a reason our unique approach is winning awards.)
WSET Educator of the Year 2016

AWARD WINNING!

WSET Educator of the Year 2019
Helping enthusiasts and professionals become confident wine authorities.

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