Wine 101 - Foundation Online Course™

Sharpen Your Knowledge & Tasting Skills

Serious wine education in a fun, approachable format — the perfect intro for the enthusiast

Wine 101

Wine 101 - Foundation Online Course™

Let’s face it; wine is too intimidating.

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Wine 101 - Foundation Online Course™

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8 HOURS OF STUDY

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ONLINE

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CERTIFICATION

Does this sound like you?

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.

You want to speak with confidence about the textures, styles and regions of wine.

Then It's Time To

Level Up Your Wine IQ

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Wine 101 - Foundation Online Course™

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Let’s face it; wine is too intimidating.

Our online course will demystify wine for you! Get your foot in the door with a solid foundation – it’s never too late to start learning about wine. You’ll learn everything from how to pick out a bottle, how to read and write tasting notes, and what makes each grape unique. It doesn’t matter if you prefer red or white, sweet or dry – we have something for everyone!

We can help you take that first step towards becoming an expert on all things vino-related. With our interactive online course, you’ll be able to work at your own pace and ask questions as they come up along the way. Plus, we offer wine kits and live webinars so that you can interact with the instructor and your fellow students live!

By taking our online foundation course, you’ll gain access to all of the tools, resources, and knowledge necessary for improving your knowledge base in order to enjoy better wines with friends and family at home or, who knows, maybe you will even start your own successful wine business.

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WHY STUDY WITH US?

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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 STUDY WITH US?

Guided Online Instruction + Experts to Answer Your Questions

We want to remove all barriers in wine education, making it easy to learn anytime, anywhere and at your own pace.

Wine 101 includes 8 hours of training, divided into 20 appetizer-sized videos, plus a 6-bottle wine tasting kit. You have 12 months access and can go at your own pace.

Online Wine Academy™ Student Portal. Get access to live webinars, plus a video library to further hone your skills and expand your knowledge.

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

INTRODUCING

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

Become a Confident Wine Authority

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BUY THE COURSE

You’ll receive a Welcome Email with everything you need to access our proprietary learning platform, community and course materials.

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WATCH THE MODULES

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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SAVOR YOUR SUCCESS

Toast your accomplishment with a deeper appreciation and understanding of what’s in the glass!

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • 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!

Your instructors:

  • 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
    4-5pm PST)

  • 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
    confidence

  • Have the tools to sharpen your tasting skills

  • Learn how to pair wine with food

Curriculum: 

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

Introduction

1.1 | What's in the Bottle

1.2 | Wine Types & Styles

Module 1 | Review & Quiz

2 | THE INFLUENCE OF SITE, GRAPE VARIETIES, & WINEMAKING

Introduction

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

Introduction

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

Introduction

4.1 | Tasting Wine

4.2 | Proper Storing & Serving Techniques

4.3 | Wine Pairing Basics

4.4 | Ordering Wine

Module 4 | Review & Quiz

WRAP-UP

Course Review

Wine 101 Final Exam (optional)

FAQs:

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
modules.

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.

Wine Kit Option

No Wine Kit, With Wine Kit

Course Format

Online Course

Subject

Wine

Region of Study

Global

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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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