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Wine 101 – Foundation Online Course™ V1 Old

5.00 out of 5 based on 7 customer ratings
(7 customer reviews)


online self-paced course

Do you love wine, but are too intimidated to talk about it confidently?

Do you want to learn about wine but don’t know where to start?

We can totally relate as even our very own expert instructors, at one point, struggled to find the best starting point for their wine education journey!

We’ve designed the Wine 101 Foundation Online course to provide you with a comprehensive introduction to wine. Your instructor Natalie Breaux will share her experience as a Certified Sommelier and Certified Wine Educator to help you gain more in-depth knowledge of all aspects of wine. Throughout this course, you will come to understand why a wine tastes the way it does as you learn about how the major grape varieties, wine regions, and winemaking processes shape a wine’s character. And, maybe most importantly, you will be given the tools to become a better wine taster and learn how to pair wine with food more effortlessly.  (more details below)

Why wait? Start your journey today!

Please note your course starts immediately upon enrollment.

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This course is divided into four main modules and is designed to build your foundation of wine knowledge as you progress. (see the course outline below) We think it is the best way to learn about wine in an approachable way.

Whether you are already acquainted with wine or have just been bitten by the 'wine bug' and are eager to learn more, this course will deepen your appreciation for wine while giving you a broader perspective and an expanded vocabulary. After completing this course, you will be able to select, store, and enjoy wine with greater confidence and ease. Who knows, you might even want to continue your wine education journey and think about a career in wine.

Key detail about the Wine 101 Foundation online course:

  • 100% Online
  • Self-Paced
  • 24/7 Availability
  • 12-months of access from the time of registration
  • Start your course anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly

Course curriculum

    • Introduction
    • 1.1| What's in the Bottle
    • 1.2| Wine Types & Styles
    • Module 1 | Review & Quiz
    • Introduction
    • 2.1 | The Influence of Site
    • 2.2 | The Influence of Grape Variety
    • 2.3 | The Influence of Winemaking
    • Module 2 | Review & Quiz
    • Introduction
    • 3.1 | Wine Labels
    • 3.2 | Old World
    • 3.3 | New World
    • Old World vs. New World - Handout
    • Module 3 | Review & Quiz
    • Introduction
    • 4.1 | Tasting Wine
    • 4.2 | Proper Storing & Serving Techniques
    • 4.3 | Wine Pairing Basics
    • 4.4 | Ordering Wine
    • Module 4 | Review & Quiz
    • Course Review
    • Wine 101 Final Exam

Each of the lessons consists of a series of online activities, based on the topic covered. A quiz at the end of each lesson provides you with the opportunity to gauge your understanding of the material covered in that lesson. Activities are also sprinkled throughout the course to help you better experience the key aspects of wine.


Once you have completed the Wine 101 Foundation course, you will have gained:

  • An understanding of the major styles of wine.
  • An understanding of the major grape varieties and styles of wines they produce.
  • An overview of classic wine-producing regions of the world and the styles of wine coming from each.
  • An understanding of the correct way to taste wine, including the use of the proper glassware.
  • An understanding of the appropriate storage and serving temperature of wine.
  • Knowledge on how to best pair wines with food.


  • Interactive online study modules for each unit
  • Online video
  • Narrated presentations
  • Learning assignments
  • Online quizzes and learning games for self-evaluation


  • Registration and the final quiz
  • Online Course
  • Certificate upon successful passing of the final exam.


There are no required prerequisites. The course assumes that the student has no or only a basic level of wine knowledge.


To obtain the Wine 101 Foundation certificate of completion, you will need to successfully pass the 30 multiple-choice question quiz at the end of the course. This is an optional quiz.

Wine 101 course certificate


Since this course is delivered 100% online, you will require access to a computer with the following minimum requirements:

  • Firefox 9, Chrome 10, or equivalent with Javascript enabled. Microsoft Internet Explorer or Edger is NOT supported.
  • Adobe Reader XI or equivalent.
  • Internet access (broadband recommended)


Q: How does the online coursework?

A: Students will gain immediate access to the online course and will have 12 months of access. This allows students to learn at their own pace. The course also contains videos, interactive feedback quizzes, up-to-date industry statistics, practice exam, and an optional graded final quiz.

Q: Will I have an instructor?

A: Yes, you will have access to one of our certified instructors who will be able to assist you in your studies.

Q: Why do I need this certification-can't I just learn this information on my own using Wikipedia and free online resources?

A: If you have enough time and resources, anything is possible. However, there is so much inaccurate and information on the internet, it is often hard to tell what is worth spending time on. Our program was designed, researched, and written by wine professionals that understand the responsibility of creating courses that conform to professional education standards. This will give you the confidence that your wine knowledge is validated and backed by a globally trusted educational institution.

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  1. Jad


    I just finished the Wine 101 Course. It was a fantastic class and I learned a lot. Thank you so much!

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  2. Sarah M.

    Sarah M.:

    Thank you very much for creating this course! This has helped me figure out that I do, in fact, wish to continue with my wine education. Very informative and a great resource for anyone dipping their toes into the world of wine!

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  3. Zoe


    The Wine 101 Foundation course provides a fun and educational base knowledge of wine and wine terminology. I enjoyed the comprehensive approach to the various topics from wine styles to grape growing.

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  4. John P

    John P:

    This course was a wonderful experience and I wanted to thank you! I spent half of my life in fine dining starting as a waiter, and moving all the way up to Restaurant Manager in a 3 star restaurant in Vail, CO. I left that life and went into food sales, and currently in retail. In March, I turned 50 and told my wife “I need a change.” I want to go into Wine.

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  5. Julio Martinez

    Julio Martinez (verified owner):

    Thank you. I enrolled into Wine 101 couple of months ago and so far the experience has been fascinating and thrilling. Moreover, today Saturday July 27 I participated at my first ever wine tasting at Camp Humphreys Army Post South Korea. The experience was breathtaking not only for the selection but for the fact that I was able tp speak with confidence about the texture, style, regions, etc of each wine that was assigned to me.
    Even though I haven’t finished my course in its entirety; but with just two modules I was able to explain the flavors of the regions, styles of grapes, proper pronunciation, difference between regions, flavors and other details. This is all thank to your wonderful modules of teaching. I find the new system unique, very useful and best of all fun.
    Our next events are to be set in September at Osan AFB and Yongsan AB respectively. I cannot wait to finish my modules and bring more to the table so that customers can appreciate the story behind every grape that makes up this great beverage.

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  6. Opal P

    Opal P:

    I highly recommend it to anyone whom would like to get a basic foundation about wine. I found the course very informative and enabling for any future wine certifications i’d like to aspire for.

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  7. Keith


    This course helped me to identify the gaps in my existing wine knowledge and provided a road map for where to go next. I’m more confident in my ability to select wines to enjoy with my family and friends.

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