Wine 101- Foundation Online Course™

ONLINE SKU: Wine 101 Online
5.00 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
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Do you find wine intimidating?

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 developed this practical introduction to wine for people just like you. We have taken the guesswork out of learning about wine. Become wine-confident – with the knowledge gained in this course, you will boost your confidence and be able to embark on a deeper exploration of the exciting world of wine. (more details below)

Why wait? Start your journey today!

Please note your course starts immediately upon enrollment.


Need help designing your education path? Call us at 855-513-9738 to discuss your options.

This course is designed to give you a solid foundation in wine, from the main styles, to how it is made, and much more!  The course is taught through a series of interactive learning modules that include videos, activities, quizzes, and reading assignments. You will gain insight into the basics of grapes, regions and wine production as well as learn about wine and food pairing techniques. Please note your course starts immediately upon enrollment.

Key detail about the Wine 101 Foundation online course:

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

The course is divided into the following lessons:

  • An introduction to wine
  • Styles of wine
  • Grape growing
  • The main grape varieties
  • How wine is made
  • The main wine regions of the world
  • Storing and serving wine
  • How to taste wine
  • Wine & food pairing
  • Final quiz

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 successfully 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 correct glassware.
  • An understanding of the correct 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 final quiz
  • Online Course
  • Access to the student forum
  • Certificate upon successful passing of the final quiz.


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.


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. Adobe Flash Player 11.
  • Internet access (broadband recommended)


Q: How does the online coursework?

A: Students will gain immediate access to the online course and will have 6 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 optional graded final quiz.

Q: Will I have an instructor?

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

Q: Is there much student interaction?

A: Our online learning platform is built to foster a  social learning environment and allows for you to connect and engage with other members of your course. You will join a network of new wine lovers from all over the world. Using our student member map you will be able to connect with like-minded students located both near and far.

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 education institution.

Additional information

Course Format

Online Course


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