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Wine Foundation Course (In-Person & Online)

Sundays, April 11th to June 6th see all

Sun, April 18, 2021 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm EDT

Foundation Wine Course

Sundays, April 11th to June 6th from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm. There will be no class on Mother’s Day.

The world of wine is built on the foundation of taste. The top professionals in the food, wine, and hospitality industries understand this: the committed student of wine must learn this. To stand tall in the wine world, the student must learn to unravel the hidden flavors of wine and speak the language of the senses. The Foundation Course offers Level Two Certification and is part of the National Wine School’s Core Sommelier Certification program.

If you are interested in attending this program online, you can do so. Just select the correct ticket (Online Foundation Wine Course) and you will be able to attend the semester virtually. There are many benefits to attending this program via the National Wine School Virtual Classroom. Online students save an average of $400 and have access to an online sommelier tutor during class. Online students must supply their own wines for the program.

“The Wine School is a great place to build knowledge and pursue your passion.”

Jonathan Newman, Wine Enthusiast Man of the year & former Chairman of the PLCB

Most wine enthusiasts remain tourists of the grape: they drink and enjoy without ever knowing the greater joys hidden just below the surface. The Foundation Course is your key to unlocking that world. With it, you just may be able to turn a mere hobby into a deeply passionate and highly creative calling.

“The Foundation program is truly a unique and enjoyable learning experience… it is the only chemistry class you will fall in love with.”

Bob Pigeon, Executive Editor of De Capo Press.

In a single semester, students will learn the techniques and knowledge to become extraordinary wine tasters. Graduates are able to identify major wine varietals in a blind tasting: a skill many seasoned sommeliers cannot accomplish.

Foundation Wine Course Contents:

  • The Science of Wine
  • Understanding White Wines
  • Old World and New World Styles
  • Understanding Red Wines
  • Wine Components
  • Introduction to Winemaking
  • Blind Tasting

After our eight-week program, you will be taught to taste wine with a higher proficiency than most sommeliers. The final exam of this program is a series of blind tastings along with a multiple choice exam. It is expected that our graduates will be able to identify the varietal, style, and region of every wine presented in the blind tasting. We currently have a 91% pass rate. At-home study prior to both the written exam and blind tasting is highly recommended.

REQUIREMENTS

There are no prior requirements to attend this wine diploma program. The program is designed to be accessible to anyone. Taking the Level One Wine Course is optional.

109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
(215) 965-1514
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