Course Requisites


I am interested in enrolling in one of the Core Wine Courses next year (Jan-Mar 2016).
I am completely new to wine and looked up at your Wine Foundation Course(Level 1-2), but unfortunately have a time conflict. Time-wise, I can take the Intermediate Program (Level 3), but I do not know if I can keep up with the class since I am a complete beginner. Do you think it would be okay for me to still take the Intermediate course without prior knowledge?


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Foundation vs Intermediate Wine Courses


Very good question, and one which we get a lot. People often have scheduling issues and cannot take a certain class at a specific time.

The Foundation and Intermediate wine courses are designed to be taken together or separately. We do recommend either taking them together or taking the Foundation first and then the Intermediate.

However, the programs focus on two very different elements of wine and it is very possible to take the Intermediate before the Foundation. It’s not ideal, but students have done so without a problem.

Foundation is designed to give you the ability to taste, which is what everyone needs (this course is required, even for sommeliers). The Intermediate program focuses instead on varietals, regions, cultures, and history of all the major wine regions in the world.

If you have any other questions, feel free to ask.

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