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Core Wine Course (Fall Semester)

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Sunday, October 10 from 2:30 pm to 7:00 pm

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Sundays, October 10th to November 28th from 2:30 pm – 7 pm.

Earn your sommelier pin and gain a complete wine education in a single semester. The Core Wine Course combines our Foundation and Intermediate programs into a unified wine education experience.

Plus, the Core Wine Course will save you a sizable amount of tuition. Individually, the Foundation and Intermediate programs cost hundreds of dollars more.

In the Foundation portion of the program, students will learn the techniques and master the knowledge needed to become extraordinary wine tasters. In addition, graduates can identify major wine varietals in a blind tasting: a major feat for any wine professional.

In the Intermediate section, students learn about the intricacies of the ever-expanding world of wine. The program includes the chance to master the wine styles, climates, and varietals of all the major wine-producing countries.

Schedule of Core Classes

Week One

Section #1 Introduction to Wine Regions
Section #2 Intro to Sensory Wine Tasting

Week Two

Section #1 France
Section #2 White Varietal Components

Week Three

Section #1 North American Wines
Section #2 Red Varietal Components

Week Four

Section #1 Australia
Section #2 Old World vs New World

Week Five

Section #1 Italy
Section #2 Varietal Fingerprint Lab

Week Six

Section #1 Spain & Portugal
Section #2 Winemaking Process

Week Seven

Section #1 South America
Section #2 Blind Tasting Class

Week Eight

Section #1 Regional In-Class Exam
Section #2 Tasting In-Class Exam

For Online Sommelier Students

If you are attending our wine programs online, you enjoy a significant discount. However, there may be additional costs for this online wine program. You are required to supply wine and have a National Wine School L2 tasting kit. You can keep wine costs at a negligible level if the student invests in a wine preservation device like the Coravin. Otherwise, the wine cost can exceed $500. Wine preservation tools like the Coravin are tools all wine professionals should own.

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The Essential Wine Course

The Core Wine Course is the ultimate program for any aspiring somm, winemaker, or wine enthusiast. It includes sections on viniculture and viticulture, Old World and New World wines, blind tasting, and sensory training.

The program covers the essential history, important varieties, and a tasting of important wine styles for each wine region.

• Compatible with all sommelier qualifications

• The essential program for aspiring winemakers

• Wine enthusiasts welcomed, too.

Sommelier Pin
To qualify for your Certified Sommelier Pin, register for the National Certification option.
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