Welcome to our online wine school! Our programming ranges from our introductory wine course to a full-year sommelier certification course.

Online Sommelier Course

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Earn your sommelier pin online. First offered nationwide in 2020, the National Wine School developed these online sommelier courses from the ground up to be interactive and compelling. From the comfort of your home, you will be tasting your way towards your sommelier pin. These online courses are offered in conjunction with the National Wine School.

Online Core Program with Sommelier Pin

This includes the entire Core Program (Level One to Level Three). Earn your sommelier pin online at a dramatic discount.

Individual Online Courses

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Pick and choose the online sommelier course you are looking for, from Level One to Level Three. However, we strongly recommend starting with Level One, which is required to earn your certification.

Introductory Wine Course

Core Wine Courses

*All three programs (L1-L3) are required for the sommelier pin when taking the program online.

Sample Online Sommelier Class

In this sample, our fearless leader runs the L2 wine course for the National Wine School!

Free Virtual Tasting Classes

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Virtual Tasting Classes

Our online wine tastings are fun, engaging, and an incredible value. You spend more than an hour learning about wine at our online wine classes. Our professors are some of the kindest, most charismatic, and most intelligent in the wine trade. They are an excellent option for those looking to do a virtual happy hour with wine lovers!

Become a member!

Become a member of the Wine School for just $20/month, and you can attend all our live-streamed classes! While we used to offer this service to everyone for $20/class, we have opted to make this part of our members’ portfolio of exclusive events. To join this fantastic community of wine lovers, go here to enroll: Wine School Membership.

Online Wine Tastings

Students are encouraged to pop open a bottle of wine during class if the bottle reflects the class theme, all the better! Afterward, we will open the floor to you and all attending students. You will be free to chat and discuss the wines you’ve tasted.

We are on the East Coast, so class times are listed in Eastern Standard Time. We will give everyone five minutes to get situated before starting the class.

Classes are a fun 90-minute event designed for self-edification, not professional wine certifications.

Free Online Wine Classes

Our wine classes are some of the most compelling and fun virtual wine tastings available. Spend an hour with one of the top sommelier instructors in the world! The only thing virtual is the internet connection separating you from the action.

Virtual Happy Hour!

Our virtual wine classes are an innovative way to hang with friends online and learn about wine. There are plenty of opportunities to socialize during these online wine tastings! So come with a few friends, and expect to meet some interesting new people, too!

About Us

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National Wine School

The Online Wine School is available to you in partnership with the National Wine School (NWS). While NWS has offered online sommelier courses since 2007, it has always supplemented in-class education. As a result, the programs to be released are stand-alone and differ significantly from traditional wine courses.

We love the NWS because its online wine courses are geared toward the entire wine trade. Their certifications are earned by winemakers, importers, wine traders, educators,  start-up founders, and sommeliers. We believe these are the best online wine classes available.

Best of all, NWS is the fastest-growing wine accreditation program in America.

These programs are part of the National Wine School’s professional certification program. You can now earn your sommelier certification up to the master level online. Pricing is discounted between 50 to 75% –for the same program and certification– than through any other wine school or university. Keith Wallace, the founder of the Wine School of Philadelphia, owns a significant amount of the intellectual property behind national sommelier certification, so our students recieve the steepest discounts in the country.

Wine School Online

This is the first time in history that students can earn a nationally recognized sommelier certification entirely online. The National Wine School underwrites our online wine certification programs. These online programs run through their California and Vermont national testing centers.

This is also the first time our students can take classes via the National Wine School’s site. Before offering online wine courses, NWS only worked with select colleges and universities to distribute asynchronous online content for educational use.

Online Wine Courses for Beginners

The best wine classes for beginners are the L1 program and the Online Core Progam. The Online Core Program includes the L1 certification and gives students access to L3 Sommelier Certification.

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Get your sommelier on with these online wine classes. We offer various courses: From Wine 101 to the always popular Bordeaux class. We also provide pairing classes, including our classic food & wine pairing class. In addition, stay tuned for our online cooking and beer brewing classes.

For those looking to earn sommelier certifications, we will offer a selection of online wine courses run by the National Wine School in California. These are some of the best online wine courses ever produced.

I cannot express how impressed I am with these online wine classes. As someone who is firmly rooted in the brick-and-mortar, I didn’t expect to ever green-light a project like this. This is one of those moments I am glad to be proven wrong.  The one-hour classes are seamless and informative. I love the fact that students can chat with the instructors while the class is ongoing.  Very well done and very intuitive for the students.

Keith Wallace, Founder

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