Online Wine School

Welcome to our online wine school! Our programming ranges from one-hour wine classes to a full-year certification course. These classes are taught by the very same sommelier-instructors that run our classes in our brick-and-mortar school. Come and learn from the best in a fun and low-stress environment.

Virtual Tasting Classes

Our online wine tastings are fun and engaging… and an incredible value. At our online wine classes, you spend an hour or more learning about wine. Our professors are some of the most kind, charismatic and intelligent people in the wine trade. They are a great option for those looking to do a virtual happy hour with wine lovers!

Online Sommelier Courses

Earn your wine certification online. First offered nationwide in 2020, these programs were developed 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.

When registering for these online sommelier programs, you will be automatically registered. You can start attending classes immediately! All you have to do is open the confirmation email from the National Wine School.

If you want to register another person, you must purchase a gift certificate for the amount of the program.

Earn Your Sommelier Pin

The Entire Wine Core Program (L1 to L3). Earn your sommelier pin at a dramatic discount.

Individual Online Wine Courses

Pick and choose your wine education, from Level One to Level Three.

Introductory Wine Course

Core Wine Courses

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

National Wine School

The Online Wine School is available to you in partnership with the National Wine School (NWS). While NWS offers a gauntlet of online material and coursework since 2007, it has always been to supplement in-class education. The programs to be released are stand-alone and differ in significant ways 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, as well as sommeliers.

These programs are part of the National Wine School’s professional certification programming. 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. A significant amount of the intellectual property behind national sommelier certification is owned by Keith Wallace, the founder of the Wine School of Philadelphia.

This is the first time in history that students can earn a nationally recognized sommelier certification fully online. Our online wine certification programs are underwritten by the National Wine School. These online programs are run through their national testing centers in California and Delaware. Certifications currently available include L1, L2, L3, and L4 In many ways, this is the very first online wine school.

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

Wine School of Philadelphia

Get your sommelier on with these online wine classes.  We offer a wide variety of classes: From Wine 101 to the always popular Bordeaux class. We also offer pairing classes, including our classic food & wine pairing class.  Stay tuned for our online cooking classes and even a beer brewing class.

For those looking to earn sommelier certifications, we will be offering 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

Our online wine classes use the free app Zoom to stream classes. If you do not have a copy of this software, you can download it here:

All students will have access to our live class feed. Access will be granted the day of the class.

The class will include a wine talk, tasting notes, and a presentation. During the lecture, you can ask questions by using the “chat” section of Zoom.

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, talk about 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 we start the class.

Classes are a fun one-hour event designed for self-edification and are not professional wine certifications.

Invitations are sent out the morning of the class at 10 am. If you don’t get your invite, please check your spam!

Virtual Wine Tastings

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 is plenty of opportunity to socialize during these online wine tastings! Come with a few friends, and expect to meet some interesting new people, too!

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