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The Wine Foundation Program
This program is the basis of our academic traditions. The Foundation is an interactive program designed around the groundbreaking work done at the Monell Institute and the University of California at Davis.
The Foundation Program trains both the palate and the mind. By focusing on the fundamental elements of wine tasting, we can turn even the rank beginner into a high-level wine taster, often out-performing seasoned sommeliers.
Our Certified Sommelier Instructors are key to the student experience. Each instructor is hand-picked for their knowledge, personal achievements and teaching skills. Each is then individually trained by Keith Wallace for a full year prior to being allowed to teach any academic program at the Wine School of Philadelphia.
The Foundation can be taken as part of the Core Wine Course for students looking for a complete wine education.
The next leap is to take your palate on a world tour of wine. In the Global Course in Wine/Intermediate Certificate, the student is exposed to all the major wines and wine regions of the world. A highly detailed program, Global offers our students everything needed to master the global vineyard.
Most of our students take both programs, and they graduate with a level of skill & knowledge that could make Robert Parker blush. For the most ardent of wine students, we also proudly offer the Core Wine Certificate Program, which combines both programs in a single semester and saves the student hundreds of dollars.
Finally, we offer the Advanced Wine Program. The last step toward the coveted Diploma Oenotropae, the Advanced Program consists of four semesters of study. This semester, we are offering the Burgundy & Rhone section.
For questions regarding our academic programs, please contact Keith Wallace at 1-800-817-7351, extension 55.