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Core Wine Course, Spring Semester

Sundays, April 24th to June 19th from 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm. see all

Sunday, May 15 from 1:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Core Wine Course 1

Sundays, April 24th to June 19th from 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm. There will be no class on Mother’s Day.

Earn 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. Graduates are able to 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. Included in the program is the chance to master the wine styles, climates, and varietals of all the major wine-producing countries.

Payment Plan for the Core Program

We offer a $100/week payment plan to help students spread out the cost of this program.

Free Access to National Wine School Content

As our student, you get free access to the NWS online program. The programs are well-produced and years ahead of all other virtual sommelier certifications available.

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, New Zealand & South Africa
Section #2 Old World vs New World

Week Five

Section #1 Italy
Section #2 Varietal Fingerprint Lab

Week Six

Section #1 Spain
Section #2 Winemaking Process

Week Seven

Section #1 Chile & Argentina
Section #2 Blind Tasting Class

Week Eight

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

Earn 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. Graduates are able to 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. Included in the program is the chance to master the wine styles, climates, and varietals of all the major wine-producing countries.

• Compatible with all sommelier qualifications

• The essential program for aspiring winemakers

• Wine enthusiasts welcomed, too.

Wine Courses in Philadelphia
Wine Courses in Philadelphia

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.

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

Sommelier Pin
To qualify for your Certified Sommelier Pin, register for the National Certification option.
109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
(215) 965-1514
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