Ideal for: beginners
Time to complete: 4 weeks (self-paced)
Certification: NVWA certificate
When you’re first starting, wine education can feel overwhelming. Intimidating
even. Our proprietary course is the perfect starting line for what we hope will become a long and
fulfilling journey. You’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of wine fundamentals in a format that’s easy
to follow and fun!
Natalie Breaux, Certified Sommelier and Certified Wine Educator
Jaclyn Misch, Advanced WSET holder and wine educator
Included in registration when you add wine kit:
6 sample wine kit*
Live monthly webinar (4th Thursday of the month from
Live tasting with instructor
8 hours of online training (4 modules)
WHY WAIT? Start your journey today!
*Please note we are unable to able to ship the wine kits to the following states:
Internationally, AK, AL, AR, CT, DE, HI, MD, MS, NH, NJ, RI, SD, UT, VT, WV)
By the end of this course, you will better understand how major grape varieties, wine
regions and winemaking processes around the world shape a wine’s character and taste.
You’ll also be able to…
Select, store and enjoy wine with greater
Have the tools to sharpen your tasting skills
Learn how to pair wine with food
Wine 101 is 8 hours of instruction divided into four online modules to complete at
your own pace. Whenever you are ready, join one of our monthly webinars to hone your tasting skills live with
your instructor and classmates.
1| INTRODUCTION TO WINE
1.1 | What's in the Bottle
1.2 | Wine Types & Styles
Module 1 | Review & Quiz
2 | THE INFLUENCE OF SITE, GRAPE VARIETIES, & WINEMAKING
2.1 | The Influence of Site
2.2 | The Influence of Grape Variety
2.3 | The Influence of Winemaking
Module 2 | Review & Quiz
3 | THE PRINCIPLES OF WINE REGIONS OF THE WORLD
3.1 | Wine Labels
3.2 | Old World
3.3 | New World
Old World vs. New World - Handout
Module 3 | Review & Quiz
4 | WINE TASTING, STORING, SERVING, AND PAIRING
4.1 | Tasting Wine
4.2 | Proper Storing & Serving Techniques
4.3 | Wine Pairing Basics
4.4 | Ordering Wine
Module 4 | Review & Quiz
Wine 101 Final Exam (optional)
Q: How does the online course work?
A: You’ll gain immediate access to the online course and will have 12 months of
access so you can learn at your own pace. The course also contains videos, interactive feedback quizzes,
up-to-date industry statistics, practice exam, and an optional graded final quiz.
Your wine kit will be shipped to you as part of your registration. Each month, on the
fourth Thursday, we will go live with a virtual tasting webinar. Similar material will be covered each month so
you can join as your schedule allows. You’ll have a year’s access to the monthly webinar link and all online
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 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.